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Encyclopedia > Craig Perks

Craig William Perks (born January 6, 1967) is a professional golfer from New Zealand who plays on the PGA Tour. is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ...


Perks was born in Palmerston North. He took a golf scholarship to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (then named the University of Southwestern Louisiana) in the United States. He turned professional in 1993, and played on the second tier Nike Tour for several seasons. He became a member of the PGA Tour after a tie for 35th in the 1999 Qualifying School earned him his tour card for the following season. In 2002 he won The Players Championship which is generally regarded as the fifth most prestigious individual tournament in men's golf after the four majors, and he was the 2002 New Zealand Sportsman of the Year. It remains his only win on the PGA Tour. In 2007 he played in 15 PGA tour events and had official earnings of $0 as he didn't make a single cut. Palmerston North (Māori: ) is the main city of the Manawatu-Wanganui region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, or UL Lafayette,[1] is a coeducational public research university located in Lafayette, Louisiana, in the heart of Acadiana. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... The Nationwide Tour is the developmental tour for the PGA TOUR, and features professional golfers who have either failed to score well enough at that levels Qualifying School (the main tours qualifying tournament, popularly referred to as Q-School) or who have done so but then failed to... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... This article is about the year. ... In professonal golf the term Qualifying school is used for the annual qualifying tournaments for leading golf tours such as the U.S. based PGA and LPGA Tours and the European Tour. ... The Players Championship (often styled THE PLAYERS Championship) is an annual golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... // The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the majors, are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in professional golf. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The Halberg awards recognise New Zealands top sporting achievements. ...


External links

  • Profile on the PGA Tour's official site
  • Results in ranking events for the last two years from the Official World Golf Ranking site

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sport.iafrica.com | today Kiwi Perks on top at Colonial (738 words)
Craig Perks, the Kiwi who came from nowhere to win the Players Championship two years ago, fired a six-under 64 on Thursday to take the first-round lead at the Colonial.
Perks, 37, claimed his only title in five years on the PGA Tour at the 2002 Players Championship, becoming the first golfer to earn his first career victory in his debut at the 'fifth major'.
Perks said he hit rock-bottom at The Masters, where he double-bogeyed the 18th hole in the second round and missed playing the weekend by a stroke.
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