|Full name||Theodore Townsend Purdy|
August 15, 1973 |
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)|
|Residence||Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.|
|College||University of Arizona|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour
(past champion status)
|Former tour(s)||Web.com Tour
PGA Tour Latinoamérica
|Number of wins by tour|
|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. 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. 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 is married with two children.
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.
Purdy's swing coach is Pam Barnett.
Professional wins (4)
PGA Tour wins (1)
|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||Sean O'Hair|
PGA Tour playoff record (0–1)
|1||2004||MCI Heritage||Stewart Cink||Lost to birdie on fifth extra hole|
Nationwide Tour wins (1)
Asian Tour wins (1)
PGA Tour Latinoamérica wins (1)
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||T74||CUT|
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
- 1998 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
- 2003 Nationwide Tour graduates
- 2008 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates