John Parry – facts and figures

He’s one of the hottest golfers on the European Tour but what do we really know about England’s John Parry?

He’s one of the hottest golfers on the European Tour but what do we really know about England’s John Parry?

1) He’s been the halfway leader in his last three starts on the European Tour – the Austrian Golf Open, the Vivendi Cup and the Dunhill Links Championship.

2) He’s won 422,025 Euro in his last two starts – a win at the Vivendi Cup (204,160) and a third in the Dunhill (217,865).

3) He’s 40th in the Race To Dubai standings (the top 60 qualify for the Dubai World Championship at the Jumeirah Golf Estates – November 25-28 – and a shot at the US$7,500,000 Bonus Pool).

4) John supports Birmingham City (his family are originally from there). He has a team, ‘Parry Town’, entered in the 2010/11 Sky Fantasy Football comp. His current line-up is: Howard, Bale, Baines, Sagna, Warnock, Gerrard, Malouda, Nani, Y Toure, Drogba, Berbatov.

5) He’s at a career high 127 in the Official world rankings having started 2010 at 270.

6) He played on the same 2007 Walker Cup team as Rory McIlroy, Danny Willett, Rhys Davies and David Horsey.

7) He lives in Knaresborough and is attached to Harrogate Golf Club where he started playing the game at 8-years-old and still plays the course regularly.

8) John’s favourite bands include Oasis, Arctic Monkeys and The Kinks.

9) John plays PING clubs. In the bag for his Vivendi win were: G15 driver, G15 3 wood, i15 20 deg hybrid, S56 4-9 iron, Tour S 47 Silver, Tour S 52/56/60 Rustique and a Scottsdale Half Pipe putter.

10) He travels and shares a room with Gary Boyd (fourth at the Dunhill) when out on Tour.


On winning in his first full season on the European Tour: “I’ve always been able to win, if I’m in position, if I’m playing well, I’ve always been able to finish.”

What he did with his Vivendi winnings: “I bought a Vauxhall Astra. I would have bought something a bit nicer, but I’ve only just learnt to drive, so the insurance companies don’t seem to like me at the minute.”

On who would win the Ryder Cup: “I haven’t got any clue. I don’t really watch any American golf so I don’t really know half the team.”