Craig Parry

Craig David Parry (born 12 January 1966) is an Australian professional golfer. He has been one of Australia's premier golfers since turning professional in 1985, and has 23 career victories, two of those wins being events on the PGA Tour; the 2002 WGC-NEC Invitational and the 2004 Ford Championship at Doral.

Craig Parry
Personal information
Full nameCraig David Parry
NicknamePopeye
Born (1966-01-12) 12 January 1966 (age 55)
Sunshine, Victoria, Australia
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight158 kg (348 lb; 24.9 st)
Nationality Australia
ResidenceSydney, Australia
Orlando, Florida, U.S.
SpouseJenny Parry
Children3
Career
Turned professional1985
Current tour(s)PGA Tour of Australasia
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Professional wins23
Highest ranking14 (1 March 1992)[1]
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
European Tour6
Japan Golf Tour2
Asian Tour1
PGA Tour of Australasia13
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT13: 1992
PGA ChampionshipT19: 1994
U.S. OpenT3: 1993
The Open ChampionshipT4: 1999
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour of Australasia
Order of Merit winner
1995, 2002, 2007

Career as professional golferEdit

His first career victory came at the 1987 New South Wales Open, (an event he later won again in 1992) and later that year won the Canadian TPC. In 1992 he won three of Australia's top four tournaments, placing first at the Australian PGA Championship, New South Wales Open and the Australian Masters, a tournament he has won three times (in 1992, 1994 and 1996).

Parry first came to the attention of American golf fans during the 1992 Masters Tournament. After finishing tied for 11th in the 1991 U.S. Open, he qualified for the following year's Masters. Parry shared the lead after 36 holes and took sole possession after the third round. However, on Sunday he faltered and finished the tourney tied for 13th.

He won six events on the European Tour, the latest being his play-off victory over fellow Australian Nick O'Hern at the 2005 Heineken Classic, an event which had been dominated by South African superstar Ernie Els the preceding three years. He played the European Tour on a regular basis from 1988 to 1991 and had two top-10 finishes on the Order of Merit: third in 1989 and fifth in 1991. From 1992 until 2006 he played mainly on the PGA Tour, while continuing to compete around the world. Since 2007 he has concentrated on playing the Japan Golf Tour and PGA Tour of Australasia. He has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking.

National team participationEdit

He has been an integral part of Australian national teams and has been a member of the International Team in three Presidents Cups: 1994, 1996, and 1998. He won the PGA Tour of Australasia's Order of Merit in 1995, 2002 and 2007.

Personal lifeEdit

Parry was born in Sunshine, Victoria. Parry is married with three children, and divides his time between Sydney, Australia and Orlando, Florida.

Professional wins (23)Edit

PGA Tour wins (2)Edit

Legend
World Golf Championships (1)
Other PGA Tour (1)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 25 Aug 2002 WGC-NEC Invitational −16 (72-65-66-65=268) 4 strokes   Robert Allenby,   Fred Funk
2 10 May 2004 Ford Championship at Doral −17 (71-65-67-68=271) Playoff   Scott Verplank

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2004 Ford Championship at Doral   Scott Verplank Won with eagle on first extra hole

European Tour wins (6)Edit

Legend
World Golf Championships (1)
Other European Tour (5)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 11 Jun 1989 Wang Four Stars −15 (67-71-66-69=273) Playoff   Ian Woosnam
2 27 Aug 1989 Volvo German Open −18 (66-70-66-64=266) Playoff   Mark James
3 19 May 1991 Lancia Martini Italian Open −9 (71-71-67-70=279) 1 stroke   Ian Woosnam
4 13 Jul 1991 Bell's Scottish Open −12 (65-67-69-67=268) 1 stroke   Mark McNulty
5 25 Aug 2002 WGC-NEC Invitational −16 (72-65-66-65=268) 4 strokes   Robert Allenby,   Fred Funk
6 6 Feb 2005 Heineken Classic1 −14 (69-66-65-70=270) Playoff   Nick O'Hern

1Co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia

European Tour playoff record (3–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1989 Wang Four Stars   Ian Woosnam Won with birdie on first extra hole
2 1989 Volvo German Open   Mark James Won with par on second extra hole
3 2005 Heineken Classic   Nick O'Hern Won with birdie on fourth extra hole

Japan Golf Tour wins (2)Edit

Legend
Japan Opens (1)
Other Japan Golf Tour (1)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 16 Apr 1989 Bridgestone Aso Open −16 (67-69-70-66=272) 6 strokes   Yoshiyuki Isomura
2 5 Oct 1997 Japan Open Golf Championship +2 (73-73-70-70=286) 1 stroke   Masashi Ozaki

Asian Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 27 Apr 1997 Satelindo Indonesia Open −8 (67-70-74-69=280) 2 strokes   Des Terblanche

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (13)Edit

Legend
Australian Opens (1)
Other PGA Tour of Australasia (12)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 26 Oct 1987 Panasonic New South Wales Open +1 (65-71-74-79=289) 1 stroke   Wayne Riley
2 16 Feb 1992 Pyramid Australian Masters −9 (72-76-67-68=283) 3 strokes   Greg Norman
3 1 Mar 1992 CIG New South Wales Open (2) −7 (65-73-69-70=277) Playoff   Ken Trimble
4 22 Nov 1992 Ford Australian PGA Championship −15 (67-67-67-68=269) 3 strokes   Peter McWhinney
5 20 Feb 1994 Microsoft Australian Masters (2) −10 (74-70-70-68=282) 3 strokes   Ernie Els
6 26 Feb 1995 Canon Challenge −13 (69-69-72-65=275) 3 strokes   Wayne Smith
7 3 Dec 1995 Greg Norman's Holden Classic −16 (65-67-71-73=276) 1 stroke   Michael Campbell
8 18 Feb 1996 Ericsson Masters (3) −13 (71-66-71-71=279) 2 strokes   Bradley Hughes
9 21 Dec 1997 Schweppes Coolum Classic −12 (70-68-71-67=276) 3 strokes   Robert Allenby
10 21 Nov 1999 Ford South Australian Open −14 (70-70-70-64=274) 5 strokes   Raymond Russell
11 13 Jan 2002 TelstraSaturn Hyundai New Zealand Open −11 (67-69-69-68=273) 5 strokes   Steven Alker,   Michael Campbell,
  Stephen Leaney
12 6 Feb 2005 Heineken Classic1 −14 (69-66-65-70=270) Playoff   Nick O'Hern
13 16 Dec 2007 MFS Australian Open −11 (74-64-70-69=277) 1 stroke   Won Joon Lee,   Nick O'Hern,
  Brandt Snedeker

1Co-sanctioned by the European Tour

PGA Tour of Australasia playoff record (2–4)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1988 Australian Masters   Ian Baker-Finch,   Roger Mackay Baker-Finch won with birdie on first extra hole
2 1990 Australian Open   John Morse Lost to par on first extra hole
3 1992 CIG New South Wales Open   Ken Trimble Won with par on third extra hole
4 2003 MasterCard Masters   Robert Allenby,   Jarrod Moseley,
  Adam Scott
Allenby won with birdie on second extra hole
Moseley and Parry eliminated by birdie on first hole
5 2005 Heineken Classic   Nick O'Hern Won with birdie on fourth extra hole
6 2011 BMW New Zealand Open   Brad Kennedy Lost to birdie on first extra hole

Canadian Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 6 Sep 1987 Payless Canadian Tournament Players Championship −10 (65-71-72-66=274) Playoff   John Cyboran

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open
The Open Championship CUT CUT
PGA Championship
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament CUT T13 T45 T30 T48
U.S. Open 46 T11 T33 T3 T25 T90 T43 T34
The Open Championship T22 8 T28 T59 T77 CUT CUT CUT CUT T4
PGA Championship T40 T43 T31 T19 CUT T65 CUT T71 CUT
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Masters Tournament T25 T39 CUT T25
U.S. Open T37 CUT CUT T60 CUT CUT
The Open Championship T36 CUT T59 CUT CUT T70
PGA Championship CUT CUT CUT T55 CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 7
U.S. Open 0 0 1 1 1 3 14 10
The Open Championship 0 0 0 1 2 3 18 9
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 14 7
Totals 0 0 1 2 3 10 55 33
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 17 (1990 U.S. Open – 1994 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (three times)

Results in The Players ChampionshipEdit

Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
The Players Championship T61 T15 T6 CUT T14 CUT T53 T22 CUT 69
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
The Players Championship T22 T33 T57 CUT T13 T40 T22
  Top 10

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.

World Golf ChampionshipsEdit

Wins (1)Edit

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runners-up
2002 WGC-NEC Invitational Tied for lead −16 (72-65-66-65=268) 4 strokes   Robert Allenby,   Fred Funk

Results timelineEdit

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Match Play R32 R64 R32 R64 R32
Championship T20 NT1 T49 T54 58 T73
Invitational T3 1 T64 T65 T58 79

1Cancelled due to 9/11

  Win
  Top 10
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied
NT = No Tournament

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

  • Nomura Cup (representing Australia): 1985 (winners)

Professional

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 9 1992 Ending 1 Mar 1992" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 4 October 2019.

External linksEdit