Ted Purdy was born on this day in 1973, 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 and played four PGA Tour events and on the Gateway Tour in 2012. In 2013, Purdy earned his first professional win in eight years at the Abierto Mexicano de Golf on the PGA Tour Latinoamérica, two steps below the PGA Tour. It was his fourth professional win in four different tours. Purdy led the Tour’s Order of Merit for the beginning of 2013.
Purdy started the Ted Purdy foundation, which donates to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, A Stepping Stone, and Arnold Palmer’s Children’s Hospital.
Purdy lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, Arlene, and children, Sammy and Andie.