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Chris Perry (golfer)

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Nationality  United States
Professional wins  4
Weight  88 kg
College  Ohio State University
Name  Chris Perry
Education  Ohio State University

Turned professional  1984
Role  Golfer
Current tours  PGA TOUR
Former tour(s)  Nike Tour
Height  1.85 m
PGA tour wins  1
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Full name  James Christopher Perry
Born  September 27, 1961 (age 54) Edenton, North Carolina (1961-09-27)
Residence  Powell, Ohio, United States

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.


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Amateur career

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 U.S. 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 career

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 B.C. 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 life

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 wins

this list may be incomplete

  • 1982 Northeast Amateur
  • 19?? Minnesota State Amateur
  • Nike Tour wins (1)

  • 1994 Nike Utah Classic
  • Other wins (2)

  • 1984 Minnesota State Open (as an amateur)
  • 1994 Mexican Open
  • Results in major championships

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


  • Most consecutive cuts made – 8 (1997 PGA – 2000 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1
  • References

    Chris Perry (golfer) Wikipedia