Craig Perks

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Craig Perks
Personal information
Full name Craig William Perks
Born (1967-01-06) 6 January 1967 (age 50)
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)
Nationality  New Zealand
College University of Oklahoma
University of Southwestern Louisiana
Turned professional 1993
Retired 2007
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 1
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 2002, 2003, 2004
U.S. Open CUT: 2002
The Open Championship T50: 2002
PGA Championship T29: 2002

Craig William Perks (born 6 January 1967) is a professional golfer from New Zealand who played on the PGA Tour.

Perks was born in Palmerston North. He played college golf at University of Oklahoma and 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, one of the most prestigious tournaments on the PGA Tour. He played the final three holes, a par 5, a par 3 and a par 4, in only 9 shots.[1] He was the 2002 New Zealand Sportsman of the Year. It was his only win on the PGA Tour in 202 starts. After making only one cut on the PGA Tour during 2006 and 2007, he announced his retirement in November 2007.[2]

After retiring, Perks became a commentator on The Golf Channel.

PGA Tour wins[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 24 Mar 2002 The Players Championship −8 (71-68-69-72-280) 2 strokes Trinidad and Tobago Stephen Ames

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2002 2003 2004
Masters Tournament CUT CUT CUT
The Open Championship T50 CUT CUT
PGA Championship T29 DNP DNP

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

Team appearances[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Players Championship top finishers' scorecards". ESPN. 24 March 2002. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Former Players Championship winner Perks retires". PGA Tour. 25 November 2007. Archived from the original on 27 November 2007. 

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