Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 195 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)
Birthday: September 27, 1961
College: Ohio State University
Year turned pro: 1984
Birthplace: Edenton, North Carolina, USA
Perry, who was born in Edenton, North Carolina, was Minnesota high school golf champion in 1978, 1979 and 1980. He also played baseball and hockey when he was young, and was captain of the school hockey team. It’s perhaps understandable that Perry inherited a love of sport that ran in the family; both his father, Jim Perry and his uncle Gaylord Perry pitched in MLB. After leaving high school, Perry studied at Ohio State University. While at college Perry was All-American three times. Perry was also victorious in both the Minnesota State Amateur and Minnesota State Open events, before he turned professional in 1984.
Between 1985 and 1992, Perry competed on the PGA Tour, before splitting his time between the PGA Tour and the Nike Tour in 1993, and commencing playing full time on the Nike Tour in 1994. This spell on the Nike Tour lasted one year, before Perry finished the season in first place on the money list, and as Nike Tour Player of the Year. He returned to the PGA Tour from 1995 to 2001. Since then Perry has suffered problems with injury. He has received medical extensions each year since 2003, due to a wrist injury and having undergone surgery for a pinched nerve in his elbow. However, he has not actually played any PGA Tour events since 2006.
As of the end of 2014, Perry had achieved one win on the PGA Tour, amassing total prize money of $6,866,671.