|Full name||Craig William Perks|
6 January 1967 |
Palmerston North, New Zealand
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)|
|College||University of Oklahoma
University of Southwestern Louisiana
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|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|
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. 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.
After retiring, Perks became a commentator on The Golf Channel.
PGA Tour wins
|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||Stephen Ames|
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||T50||CUT||CUT|
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
- "Players Championship top finishers' scorecards". ESPN. 24 March 2002. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
- "Former Players Championship winner Perks retires". PGA Tour. 25 November 2007. Archived from the original on 27 November 2007.