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Chris DiMarco
Personal information
Full name Christian Dean DiMarco
Born August 23, 1968 (1968-08-23) (age 41)
Huntington, New York
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Heathrow, Florida
Career
College University of Florida
Turned professional 1990
Current tour(s) PGA Tour (joined 1994)
Professional wins 7
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 3
European Tour 1
Nationwide Tour 1
Best results in Major Championships
The Masters 2nd: 2005
U.S. Open T9: 2004
Open Championship 2nd: 2006
PGA Championship T2: 2004

Christian Dean DiMarco (born August 23, 1968) is an American golfer who plays on the PGA Tour, and has been in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings for over 50 weeks between 2002 and 2006.[1]

DiMarco was born in Huntington, New York. He attended University of Florida and turned professional in 1990. He won the Canadian Tour's order of merit in 1992 and finished ninth on the second tier Nike Tour in 1993 to earn his PGA Tour card. However he was not always able to maintain his place on the PGA Tour, and his first professional win came back on the Nike Tour at the 1997 Nike Ozarks Classic. However, as he moved into his thirties, he continued to improve, capturing his first trophy on the PGA Tour at the 2001 SEI Pennsylvania Classic. Further PGA Tour wins followed at the 2001 Buick Challenge and the 2002 Phoenix Open. The Phoenix win featured an infamous moment - as DiMarco was addressing a pressure putt at TPC's Scottsdale's infamous 16th hole, one of the raucous fans yelled 'Noonan!!' (a Caddyshack reference). DiMarco made the putt, then pointed at the fan and ordered him ejected. By 2004 he had finished in the top 20 on the PGA Tour money list for five straight seasons, and had finished tied second in the PGA Championship, losing the title to Vijay Singh in a three-way playoff. In 2005, DiMarco lost a sudden death playoff with Tiger Woods to finish second in The Masters. This result was good enough to move him into the top ten of the Official World Golf Rankings. DiMarco finished as runner up in a major for the third time at the 2006 Open Championship at Hoylake. Yet again Tiger Woods was his nemesis, beating him by 2 shots. DiMarco's 70-65-69-68 (272, -16) came less than three weeks after the death of his mother, Norma. Woods, playing alongside Sergio Garcia in the final pairing one group behind DiMarco, was himself recovering from the death of his father, Earl.

DiMarco was a member of the U.S. team in the 2003 and 2005 Presidents Cups and the 2004 and 2006 Ryder Cup. DiMarco sank the clinching putt in the 2005 Presidents Cup, but performed poorly in the 2006 Ryder Cup.

Chris also hosts his own golf tournament at his local course, the Country Club of Heathrow, Florida. The "Norma DiMarco Tee Up For Life Golf Tournament", named in honor of his mother who died July 4, 2006, is held annually in aid of R.O.C.K (Reaching Out to Cancer Kids) and features celebrities and amateurs.

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Professional wins (7)

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PGA Tour wins (3)

No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of Victory Runner(s)-up
1 Sep 17, 2000 SEI Pennsylvania Classic -14 (68-67-66-69=270) 6 strokes United States Mark Calcavecchia, United States Brad Elder,
United States Scott Hoch, United States Jonathan Kaye, United States Chris Perry
2 Oct 28, 2001 Buick Challenge -21 (67-64-71-65=267) Playoff United States David Duval
3 Jan 27, 2002 Phoenix Open -17 (68-64-66-69=267) 1 stroke United States Kenny Perry, Japan Kaname Yokoo

Nationwide Tour wins (1)

European Tour wins (1)

Other wins (2)

Results in major championships

Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
The Masters DNP DNP DNP T10 T12 WD T6 2 CUT CUT DNP
U.S. Open T32 DNP DNP T16 T24 T35 T9 CUT CUT T45 DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP CUT T47 T66 CUT T63 T67 2 T23 DNP
PGA Championship DNP T41 T15 T16 T39 56 T2 CUT T12 CUT T31

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

Results in World Golf Championship events

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Accenture Match Play Championship DNP R64 R32 R64 R16 2 R16 R32
CA Championship T25 NT1 T11 T70 T36 T64 T22 T32
Bridgestone Invitational DNP DNP T28 T33 T6 2 T27 T4

1Cancelled due to 9/11
DNP = Did not play
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied
NT = No Tournament
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

United States national team appearances

References

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