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Chris Perry elected not to compete in this week's Senior PGA Championship.
He doesn't resonate on the stage like the old days, so it's not surprising that there wasn't news to indicate that he pulled out. So, at this point, we'll remove him from our Injury Report. This is likely the last you'll read about him in a while. Thu, May 23, 2013 11:26:00 AM

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Chris Perry is listed in the preliminary field for the Senior PGA Championship on May 23-26.

The 51-year-old hasn't teed it up in a PGA TOUR-sanctioned event since 2006 due to injuries in his left hand, wrist and elbow. He was scheduled to compete in last year's Senior PGA but withdrew. Due to his age and hiatus, even if he doesn't return to action at Bellerive next week, we'll eventually remove him from our Injury Report.
Mon, May 13, 2013 11:08:00 PM

Chris Perry withdrew from the Senior PGA Championship on Monday. has conflicting information as Perry was removed from the published field but he remains included in the posted tee times. (Tom Watson, who also withdrew, also remains in the tee times.) However, the news from the resource in southwest Michigan is the first independent organization to share Perry's withdrawal. We'll keep the 50-year-old on our Injury Report until he returns to action. He hasn't played competitively anywhere since 2006.
Tue, May 22, 2012 01:32:00 PM

Chris Perry is listed in the published field of next week's Senior PGA Championship.

The one-time PGA TOUR winner turned 50 last September. He hasn't played in a TOUR-sanctioned event since the 2006 B.C. Open. Injuries in his left hand, wrist and elbow prevented him from exhausting a medical extension that was extended for seven years; it started in 2003. Given he's had status, he's been a fixture on our Injury Report.
Fri, May 18, 2012 07:16:00 PM

After four years without making one start anywhere, Chris Perry has been moved from the Major Medical Extension priority ranking (No. 21) to the Past Champions category (No. 29).

This is merely a formality given that the veteran hasn't teed it up anywhere since 2006. (He still had 18 starts on his MME, which had extended seven years.) Perry turns 50 in late September, and would likely return to action on the Champions Tour if he does at all. Until then, however, we will leave him in our injury report.
Fri, Jan 7, 2011 08:10:00 PM

Chris Perry is not listed in the published field of next week's Children's Miracle Network Classic.

No, it's not surprising that Perry isn't in the field, but it negates the possibility of a Fall Series start as suggested in a article we relayed on Aug. 3, stating, "... [Perry] is devoted to competing again and hopes to return later this season." If he ever tees it up again on the PGA TOUR, he'll have 18 starts on a Major Medical Extension to earn $515,445 and retain status.
Fri, Nov 5, 2010 06:43:00 PM

In a special feature on medical extensions at, Adam Schupak writes that Chris Perry could be back on the PGA TOUR later this year.

Schupak wrote: "Perry flirted with college coaching when the job at his alma mater, Ohio State, opened last year, but he is devoted to competing again and hopes to return later this season." The 48-year-old hasn't teed it up since 2006, and hasn't made a cut since 2001. He has 18 starts remaining on his Major Medical Extension to earn $515,445 and retain status. If he returns, he'd be an automatic start for duffer leagues.
Tue, Aug 3, 2010 11:58:00 PM has reported that Chris Perry applied for the vacant men's golf coach job at Ohio State University.

Former Kent State golfer and recent assistant at Oklahoma State, Donnie Darr, was awarded the job, which opened when Perry's coach at OSU, Jim Brown, stepped down this spring after 36 years. Perry was a three-time All-American for the Buckeyes in the early 1980s. Without confirmation from Perry, now 47, this could mean that his touring days are over. He's been sidelined with hand, wrist and elbow injuries full-time since 2002, having gone 0-for-13 on the PGA Tour from 2002-2006. Officially, he has a Major Medical extension of 18 starts to earn $515,445.
Sun, Jul 19, 2009 03:38:00 PM

Chris Perry withdrew from the Utah Championship this afternoon.

Perry teased us for a few days, didn't he? In fact, he lasted long enough to get a tee time assigned. Meanwhile, former PGA Tour winner, Andre Stolz, Tuesday qualified for this event. After returning to competition in his native Australia this summer, Stolz is embarking on a U.S. comeback. The Utah Championship will be his first PGA Tour-sanctioned event since the 2005 St. Jude. Any prize money he earns this week will contribute towards his ranking in the Past Champion category for 2009.
Wed, Sep 3, 2008 02:18:00 PM

Chris Perry is listed in the published field of next week's Utah Championship.

Perry earned his way into this field via his victory at the event in 1994. He hasn't played anywhere in over two years due to several injuries and will likely withdraw before the event begins.
Fri, Aug 29, 2008 07:54:00 PM

Chris Perry has yet to play in a PGA Tour event in 2008.

He was expected to give it a go this year but hasn't played since the now-defunct B.C. Open in July 2006. Since 2002, Perry has entered just 13 events, missing the cut in all of them. He still has status via a Major Medical extension, giving him 18 events to earn $515,445 but his elbow, wrist and hand injuries (and elbow surgery in 2004) have pushed that extension into its sixth season. Perry is now 46 years of age.
Wed, Apr 23, 2008 12:49:00 PM

Cris Perry has withdrawn from the EDS Byron Nelson Championship.

Chris has yet to make a start on the PGA Tour in 2007. Vince Jewel has been added to the field. Vince played at the Byron Nelson last year and failed to make the cut.
Tue, Apr 24, 2007 11:59:00 AM

Chris Perry will get a major medical extension for the fifth straight season.

Perry played in just three events in 2006 as he continued to come back from a left hand and wrist injury that dates back to 2001 British Open. He will have 18 events to earn $515,445, equaling the No. 125 money winner from 2002. If he is successful, he will play out of the major medical extension category for the remainder of the 2007 season.
Mon, Jan 8, 2007 10:05:00 PM

Chris Perry has withdrawn from the Verizon Heritage.

Wed, Apr 12, 2006 09:08:00 PM

Chris Perry withdrew from the Honda Classic with a wrist injury.

Fri, Mar 10, 2006 02:33:00 AM