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Chris Perry (golfer)

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James Christopher Perry born September 27, 1961 is an American professional golfer He has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking


  • 1 Amateur career
  • 2 Professional career
  • 3 Personal life
  • 4 Amateur wins
  • 5 Professional wins 4
    • 51 PGA Tour wins 1
    • 52 Nike Tour wins 1
    • 53 Other wins 2
  • 6 Results in major championships
    • 61 Summary
  • 7 See also
  • 8 External links

Amateur careeredit

Perry was born in Edenton, North Carolina He was the Minnesota high school golf champion in 1978, 1979 and 1980 Perry attended the Ohio State University, where he was a three-time All-America selection He finished runner-up in the 1983 US Amateur Perry was named Collegiate Player of the Year in 1984 He also captured the 1983 Big Ten Championship He won the Minnesota State Amateur and Minnesota State Open titles before turning pro in 1984

Professional careeredit

Perry played on the PGA Tour from 1985 to 1992 He split time between the PGA Tour and the Nike Tour in 1993, and played on the Nike Tour full-time in 1994 In 1994 he was named the Nike Tour Player of the Year and also led the money list He won the Nike Utah Classic on the Nike Tour in 1994 and the 1994 Mexican Open He then played on the PGA Tour from 1995 to 2001 He won the BC Open in 1998, his only PGA Tour victory 1999 was Perry's best year on tour; he earned $2,145,707 and finished fifth on the money list He recorded two runner-up finishes, and his 14 top-10 finishes were second only to Tiger Woods' 16 He cracked the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings due to his successful year

Perry suffered left hand and wrist injuries at the 2001 Open Championship, causing him to play in only a few events in 2002 He was granted a major medical extension for 2003 but was still too injured to play on tour regularly He received a second major medical extension for 2004 but only played in one event He had surgery for a pinched nerve in his elbow in February 2004 and was told by his doctor that it would take 18 months to two years to fully recover He has been granted medical extensions every year since 2003 but has played in very few events due to the injuries He has not played in a PGA Tour event since 2006

Personal lifeedit

Perry also played baseball and hockey while growing up He was captain of the Edina-West High School hockey team during the 1979-80 season

His father, Jim Perry, pitched in Major League Baseball and won 215 games and was the 1970 American League Cy Young Award winner His uncle Gaylord Perry also pitched in MLB, was a winner of 315 games and is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame

Chris was inducted into the Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame in 1993

Amateur winsedit

this list may be incomplete

  • 1982 Northeast Amateur
  • 19 Minnesota State Amateur

Professional wins 4edit

PGA Tour wins 1edit

No Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of Victory Runner-up
1 Sep 25, 1998 BC Open -15 67-70-69-67=273 3 strokes Peter Jacobsen

Nike Tour wins 1edit

  • 1994 Nike Utah Classic

Other wins 2edit

  • 1984 Minnesota State Open as an amateur
  • 1994 Mexican Open

Results in major championshipsedit

Tournament 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T28 DNP T17
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T50 T14 T37
US Open DNP T31 DNP DNP CUT T56 DNP T43 T25 T42 T32 T19
PGA Championship T26 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T49 74 T10 T34 CUT

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = Withdrew
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 3
US Open 0 0 0 0 0 2 12 8
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 1 2 8 7
Totals 0 0 0 0 1 5 27 18
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 8 1997 PGA – 2000 US Open
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

See alsoedit

  • 1994 Nike Tour graduates

External linksedit

  • Chris Perry at the PGA Tour official site

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