Name:Craig David Parry
Born:Jan 12, 1966 in Sunshine, Melbourne, Australia.
Multiple European Tour, PGA Tour and international tour winner.
During his professional golfing career Parry has been equally at home playing on the tours in Australasia, Europe, Asia, Japan and the U.S.
Played as the MFS Australian Open (Dec 13-16; Aus Tr event). Second-placed Nick O'Hern (Aus), Won Joon Lee (Aus) and Brandt Snedeker (USA) finished 1 shot behind Parry (Aus). [The Australian GC, Rosebery, Sydney, Aus].
Parry (Aus) won his third PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit, with 2007 season earnings of A$422,004 on the Tour. David Smail (NZ) was second with A$168,460; Paul Sheehan (Aus) was third with A$154,439.
Played as the Heineken Classic (Feb 3-6; Aus/Eurpn Trs event). Craig Parry (Aus) beat Nick O'Hern (Aus) with a birdie at the fourth playoff hole. With Heineken withdrawing their sponsorship, this was the last Heineken Classic. [Composite of East & West courses, Royal Melbourne GC, Victoria, Aus].
Played as the Ford Championship at Doral (March 4-7). Craig Parry (Aus) beat Scott Verplank (USA) at the first playoff hole by holing out from 176 yds for an eagle-two at the 467-yard 18th. Parry recorded the second of his two PGA Tour wins. [Blue Monster course, Trump Natl Doral Resort, Miami, FL].
Played as the WGC-NEC Invitational (Aug 22-25). Second-placed Robert Allenby (Aus) and Fred Funk (USA) finished 4 shots behind Parry (Aus). [Sahalee CC, Sammamish, nr Seattle, WA].
Parry (Aus) won his second PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit.
Played as the Telstra Hyundai New Zealand Open (Jan 10-13; Aus Tr event). Second-placed Steven Alker (NZ), Michael Campbell (NZ) and Stephen Leaney (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Parry (Aus). [Paraparaumu Beach GC, Paraparaumu, NZ].
Played as the Satelindo Indonesia Open (April 24-27; Asian Tr event). Second-placed Des Terblanche (RSA) finished 2 shots behind Parry (Aus). [New course, Jagorawi G&CC, Cibinong, nr Jakarta, Indonesia].
Played as the Japan Open (Oct 2-5; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Seiki Okuda (Jpn), Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn) and Frankie Minoza (Phil) finished 1 shot behind Parry (Aus), who recorded his second Japan Tour win. [Koga GC, Shishibu, nr Koga, Fukuoka, Jpn].
Played as the Ericsson Masters (an Australasian Tour event). Won by Craig Parry (Aus).
Played as Greg Norman's Holden Classic (Nov 30-Dec 3; Aus Tr event). Second-placed Michael Campbell (NZ) finished 1 shot behind Craig Parry (Aus). [The Lakes GC, Sydney, Aus].
Parry (Aus) won the PGA Tour of Australasia 1995 Order of Merit, with earnings of A$334,804 on the Tour. Michael Campbell (NZ) was second with A$207,404; Peter Senior (Aus) was third with A$180,404.
Played as the Australian Masters. Won by Craig Parry (Aus).
Played as the Ford Australian PGA Ch'ship. Second-placed Peter McWhinney (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Parry (Aus). [Concord GC, Sydney, Aus].
Played as the Australian Masters. Second-placed Greg Norman (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Parry (Aus).
Played as Bell's Scottish Open (July 10-13). Second-placed Mark McNulty (Zim) finished 1 shot behind Craig Parry (Aus). [Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire].
Played as the Lancia Martini Italian Open. Second-placed Ian Woosnam (Wales) finished 1 shot behind Parry (Aus). [GC Castelconturbia, Borgomanero, nr Milan].
Parry (Aus) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the European Tour. Nick Faldo (Eng) was second with 69.64; Ian Woosnam (Wales) was third with 69.66.
Played as the German Open. Parry (Aus) beat Mark James (Eng) with a par at the second playoff hole. [Frankfurter GC, Niederrad, Frankfurt am Main].
Played as the Wang Four Stars National Pro-Celebrity (June 8-11). Parry (Aus) beat Ian Woosnam (Wales) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Combination of holes from High & West courses, Moor Park GC, Rickmansworth, Herts].
Played as the Bridgestone Aso Open (Japan Tr event). Second-placed Yoshiyuki Isomura (Jpn) finished 6 shots behind Parry (Aus). [Aso GC, Aso, Kumamoto].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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