|Birth Day:||August 23, 1968|
|Birth Place:||Huntington, United States|
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He played college golf for the University of Florida Gators, and finished as a three-time All-American between 1988-1990. He was named the SEC Conference's player of the year in 1990.
DiMarco accepted an athletic scholarship to the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he played for coach Lynn Blevins and coach Buddy Alexander's Gator golf teams from 1987 to 1990. He shot a three-round score of 209 to win the Southeastern Conference (SEC) individual title in 1989, while leading the Gators to an SEC team championship. He also was a seven-time medalist, a first-team All-SEC selection in 1989 and 1990, the SEC Player of the Year in 1990, and an All-American in 1988, 1989 and 1990. DiMarco was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a "Gator Great" in 2002.
DiMarco turned professional in 1990, won the Canadian Tour's Order of Merit as its money leader in 1992, and finished ninth on the second-tier Nike Tour in 1993 to earn his PGA Tour card for 1994. However, he was not always able to maintain his place on the PGA Tour, and he won his first professional tournament on the Nike Tour at the 1997 Nike Ozarks Open. As he moved into his 30s, he continued to improve, capturing his first trophy on the PGA Tour at the 2000 SEI Pennsylvania Classic.
*Note: The 1997 Nike Ozarks Open was shortened to 54 holes due to inclement weather.
In 2005, DiMarco lost a sudden-death playoff with Tiger Woods to finish second in The Masters. The final round pairing of Woods and DiMarco featured a famous chip from Woods which took an incredibly long time to drop into the hole for a birdie on the par three 16th, and stretch his lead to two. The Masters result moved DiMarco into the top ten of the Official World Golf Rankings. DiMarco finished as the runner-up in a major for the third time at the 2006 Open Championship at Hoylake; Tiger Woods beating him by two strokes. DiMarco achieved his four-round score of 70-65-69-68 (272, −16) less than three weeks after the death of his mother.
Arguably, DiMarco enjoyed his most consistent success from 2002 to 2006, when he was ranked in the top ten of the world rankings for 61 weeks, going as high as number six in the world in 2005. DiMarco was also a member of the U.S. national team in the 2003 and 2005 Presidents Cup, and the Ryder Cup competitions in 2004 and 2006. DiMarco sank a 15-foot (4.6 m) putt to beat Stuart Appleby and clinch the 2005 Presidents Cup.
DiMarco hosts his own annual charity golf tournament at his local course, Heathrow Country Club in Heathrow, Florida. The "Norma DiMarco Tee Up For Life Golf Tournament" is named in honor of his mother, who died from cancer in 2006. It raises funds for R.O.C.K (Reaching Out to Cancer Kids), and features celebrities and amateurs. As part of his personal participation in the event, DiMarco plays the 12th hole with every foursome in the tournament.
In 2007, he disclosed that he was suffering from a chronic shoulder injury, and underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder later that year. Notwithstanding the injury, DiMarco still finished among the top 25 in six tournaments and earned more than $950,000 in fewer than nine months in 2007.
DiMarco has known his wife Amy (née Curtis) since the seventh grade, when both attended Rock Lake Middle School in Longwood. Later, both were students at Lake Brantley High School, and attended their high school prom together. They have three children—two daughters and a son. His son, Cristian DiMarco, was a member of the University of South Florida golf team, after transferring from Kentucky. Cristian turned professional in 2018.
Currently, Chris DiMarco is 54 years, 5 months and 11 days old. Chris DiMarco will celebrate 55th birthday on a Wednesday 23rd of August 2023.
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