Ted Purdy

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Ted Purdy
Personal information
Full name Theodore Townsend Purdy
Born (1973-08-15) August 15, 1973 (age 43)
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
College University of Arizona
Turned professional 1996
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
(past champion status)
Former tour(s) Web.com Tour
PGA Tour Latinoamérica
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Asian Tour 1
Web.com Tour 1
Other 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T32: 2006
U.S. Open T26: 2006
The Open Championship T73: 2005
PGA Championship T10: 2005

Theodore Townsend Purdy (born August 15, 1973) is an American professional golfer. Purdy was born in Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from Brophy College Preparatory in 1992. He went to the University of Arizona as a finance major and was inducted into its Sports Hall of Fame in 2005. He has won one PGA Tour tournament, the EDS Byron Nelson Championship in 2005. He has also won on the Nationwide Tour and the Asian Tour.

In 2007 he finished just outside the top 125 on the PGA Tour money list, and lost full playing rights for the 2008 season.[1] He returned to the PGA Tour for 2009 through qualifying school. He has alternated between the PGA Tour and Nationwide Tour since 2010. After Purdy's PGA Tour career stalled, he became a representative for a custom car company.[2] In 2013, Purdy earned his first professional win in eight years at the Abierto Mexicano de Golf on PGA Tour Latinoamérica, two steps below the PGA Tour. It was his fourth professional win in four different tours. He has since resumed playing on a more frequent basis, though on the Web.com Tour and third-tier Gateway Tour. Purdy made it to the final rounds of 2013 and 2014 Web.com Tour Qualifying School, but was not able to maintain his tour privileges and plays occasionally through Monday qualifying and Past Champion status.

Purdy's career high world ranking was 64th in 2005.


Purdy lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, Arlene, and children.[citation needed]


Purdy started the Ted Purdy foundation, which donates to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, A Stepping Stone, and Arnold Palmer's Children's Hospital.[citation needed]

In 2013, at the time of his resurging pro golf career, Purdy developed a grip aid that was named one of the top ten items at the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show.[3]

Purdy's swing coach is Pam Barnett.

Professional wins (4)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 May 15, 2005 EDS Byron Nelson Championship −15 (65-67-68-65=265) 1 stroke United States Sean O'Hair

PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2004 MCI Heritage United States Stewart Cink Lost to birdie on fifth extra hole

Nationwide Tour wins (1)[edit]

Asian Tour wins (1)[edit]

PGA Tour Latinoamérica wins (1)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007
Masters Tournament DNP CUT T32 DNP
U.S. Open DNP T33 T26 DNP
The Open Championship DNP T74 CUT DNP
PGA Championship CUT T10 CUT CUT

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

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