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Encyclopedia > Craig Parry

Craig Parry (born January 12, 1966 in Sunshine, Victoria) has been one of Australia's premier golfers since turning professional in 1986, and has 22 career victories, two of those wins being events on the PGA Tour; the 2002 WGC-NEC Invitational and the 2004 Ford Championship at Doral. Sunshine (37°46′ S 144°49′ E) is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Golf (gowf in Scots) is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA, just south of Jacksonville. ... The WGC-NEC Invitational is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. ... The Ford Championship at Doral is a PGA Tour golf tournament, which takes place over the Blue Monster course at Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami-Dade County, Florida, currently in early March. ...


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 3 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 '92, '94 and '96). He has also won 6 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 3 years. He played the European Tour on a regular basis from 1988 to 1991 and had two top ten finishes on the Order of Merit: 3rd in 1989 and 5th in 1991. Since 1992 he has played mainly on the PGA Tour, while continuing to compete around the world. The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... Nick OHern (born 18 October 1971 in Perth) is an Australian golfer. ... The Heineken Classic was a mens professional golf tournament played in Australia from 1993 to 2005 as part of the PGA Tour of Australasia. ... Theodore Ernest (Ernie) Els (born October 17, 1969) is a South African golfer who has been one of the top professional players in the world since the mid-1990s. ...


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. Presidents Cup The Presidents Cup is a series of golf matches between teams of professional players representing the United States and the rest of the world less Europe, which competes against the U.S. in a similar but considerably older event, the Ryder Cup. ...


Over the years there has been criticism over his unorthodox swing - he is one of very few professional golfers who swing the club "over-the-top" on the downswing, a trait usually associated with less skilled golfers. Nonetheless, he continues to perform on golf's greatest stage at the highest of standards.


Parry is married with 3 children. He now has residences in both Sydney, Australia and Orlando, Florida, USA. This is about the city of Sydney in Australia. ... Nickname: The City Beautiful Motto: Official website: http://www. ...


External links

  • pgatour.com profile
  • europeantour.com profile
  • Golf Stars Online - links to profiles, articles etc.

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Parry wins Ford Championship playoff with improbable eagle from the 18th fairway (749 words)
Craig Parry was the only player among the leaders who didn't bogey the signature 18th hole on the Blue Monster at Doral all week, and he cemented his victory in the Ford Championship Sunday by sinking an eagle from the fairway in sudden death.
Parry had 176 yards to the flag and with a 6-iron, landed the ball 15 feet short and right of the hole.
Parry dropped a shot at the 13th and Verplank, playing in the group ahead of Parry, was now only one shot behind.
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