Residence: Lake Mary, Florida
Our photo of Chris was taken at the World Golf Championships at Doral in 2007. Chris DiMarco was born in Huntington, New York and turned professional in 1990. He won the Canadian Tour's order of merit in 1992 and finished 9th on the Nike Tour in 1993 to earn his PGA Tour card. However, it took him a few years to really begin to stamp his mark – finally winning his first USPGA Tour event at the 2001 Pennsylvania Classic.
Further USPGA Tour wins followed at the 2001 Buick and 2002 Phoenix Open. Every year between 1999 and 2004 he was in the top 20 on the US Tour.
He narrowly missed winning his first Major at the USPGA at Whistling Straights in Wisconsin in 2004 – losing in a play off to Vijay Singh. To add further misery, Chris suffered a sudden death playoff to Tiger Woods in the Augusta Masters in 2005. Still not enough woe? Ok, he finished runner-up to Tiger again at the 2006 Open Championship at Hoylake.
A member of the U.S. team in the 2003 and 2005 Presidents Cups and the 2004 and 2006 Ryder Cup, Chris DiMarco is one of golf’s toughest opponents – a seriously dogged competitor who never gives up. Already one of the world’s best players, it can only be a matter of time before DiMarco breaks his Major duck.
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 honour 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.
2008 was not a good year by Chris’ high standards. Things did not really get going until the end of the year when he secured his only top-10 at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open. Prior to this Chris has only made 11 cuts with a best finish of 15th at the Crown Plaza Invitational. Chris finished the year in 146th place on the PGA Tour Money List.
Chris DiMarco Club History
Below is a selection of clubs used by Chris DiMarco throughout his career
Chris DiMarco Tournament History
2007 World Golf Championship - CA Championship
22-25 March - WGC - CA Championship - Doral Golf Resort and Spa - Blue Monster Course. Tiger Woods bagged another $1.35m for his two-shot win over Ryder Cup team mate Brett Wetterich at the Blue Monster Course at the Doral Resort in Miami, Florida between 22nd-25th March 2007. No one ever got closer than three shots to Tiger on the final afternoon. The World Golf Championships are played over five continents – and feature the top 50 players from the Official World Golf Rankings along with top finishers on the money lists of six Tours comprising the International Federation of PGA Tours (PGA TOUR, European Tour, Australasian Tour, Japan Golf Tour, Asian Tour and Southern Africa Tour). The formats vary - match play, strokeplay and team - but the purses are always big! The WGC CA Championship is the fifth tournament Woods has won at least three times in a row.
In Chris DiMarco's bag...Not one to be wooed by the latest models, in 2007 Chris Di Marco is still using his trusty Ping i3+ Blade irons while the headcovers hide a similarly old Ping Ti3 14 degree 3 wood and Ping Anser IsoForce putter.
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