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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 53)
Sunshine, Victoria, Australia
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight78 kg (172 lb; 12.3 st)
Nationality Australia
ResidenceSydney, Australia
Orlando, Florida, U.S.
SpouseJenny Parry
Childrenthree
Career
Turned professional1985
Current tour(s)PGA Tour of Australasia
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Professional wins23
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour2
European Tour6
Japan Golf Tour2
Asian Tour1
PGA Tour of Australasia14
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

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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 a hole out 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 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 Classic −14 (69-66-65-70=270) Playoff   Nick O'Hern

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 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

PGA Tour of Australasia (14)Edit

Japan Golf Tour wins (2)Edit

Asian Tour wins (1)Edit

Other wins (1)Edit

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)

World Golf ChampionshipsEdit

Wins (1)Edit

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin of victory 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
Accenture Match Play Championship R32 R64 R32 R64 R32
CA Championship T20 NT1 T49 T54 58 T73
Bridgestone 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

See alsoEdit

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