2002 WGC-NEC Invitational
Tournament information
Dates August 22–25, 2002
Location Sammamish, Washington
Course(s) Sahalee Country Club
South and North nines
Tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Par 71
Length 6,949 yards (6,354 m)[1]
Field 78 players
Cut None
Prize fund $5,500,000[1]
Winner's share $1,000,000
Craig Parry
268 (–16)
 Sahalee CC is located in United States
 Sahalee CC
 Sahalee CC
Location in the United States

The 2002 WGC-NEC Invitational was a professional golf tournament, held August 22–25 at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Washington. It was the fourth WGC-NEC Invitational tournament, and the second of four World Golf Championships events held in 2002. It was the only time the event was not held at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. Sahalee hosted the PGA Championship four years earlier in 1998.

Craig Parry won the tournament, four strokes ahead of runners-up Robert Allenby and Fred Funk, for his first victory on the PGA Tour.[2] It was Parry's only win in a World Golf Championship event, and the first WGC-NEC Invitational which Tiger Woods did not win; his winning streak was stopped at three as he finished in fourth, five strokes back. Rich Beem, winner of the PGA Championship the previous week, finished in a tie for sixth.

With the win, Parry moved to 45th in the Official World Golf Ranking, up 73 spots from the previous week.[3]

Round summaries

First round

Thursday, August 22, 2002
Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Retief Goosen  South Africa 65 –6
Toshimitsu Izawa  Japan
T3 Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 66 –5
Davis Love III  United States
Phil Mickelson  United States
T6 Steve Lowery  United States 67 –4
Kenny Perry  United States
Justin Rose  England
T9 Paul Azinger  United States 68 –3
Thomas Bjørn  Denmark
Chris DiMarco  United States
Fred Funk  United States
Sergio García  Spain
Matt Gogel  United States
Rocco Mediate  United States
Craig Perks  New Zealand
Vijay Singh  Fiji
Lee Westwood  England
Tiger Woods  United States

Second round

Friday, August 23, 2002
Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Robert Allenby  Australia 69-63=132 –10
Steve Lowery  United States 67-65=132
3 Retief Goosen  South Africa 65-68=133 –9
4 Justin Rose  England 67-67=134 –8
5 Phil Mickelson  United States 66=69=135 –7
T6 Fred Funk  United States 68-68=136 –6
Loren Roberts  United States 70-66=136
T8 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 68-69=137 –5
Jim Furyk  United States 70-67=137
Matt Gogel  United States 68-69=137
Rocco Mediate  United States 68-69=137
Craig Parry  Australia 72-65=137
Kenny Perry  United States 67-70=137
Vijay Singh  Fiji 68-69=137
David Toms  United States 69-68=137
Lee Westwood  England 68-69=137

Third round

Saturday, August 24, 2002
Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Robert Allenby  Australia 69-63-70=203 –10
Craig Parry  Australia 72-65-66=203
3 Fred Funk  United States 68-68-68=204 –9
T4 Ernie Els  South Africa 71-67-67=205 –8
Jim Furyk  United States 70-67-68=205
Matt Gogel  United States 68-69-68=205
Steve Lowery  United States 67-65-73=205
Tiger Woods  United States 68-70-67=205
T9 Phil Mickelson  United States 66-69-71=206 –7
Justin Rose  England 67-67-72=206
Vijay Singh  Fiji 68-69-69=206

Final round

Sunday, August 25, 2002
Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Craig Parry  Australia 72-65-66-65=268 –16 1,000,000
T2 Robert Allenby  Australia 69-63-71-69=272 –12 410,000
Fred Funk  United States 68-68-68-68=272
4 Tiger Woods  United States 68-70-67-68=273 –11 215,000
5 Justin Rose  England 67-67-72-68=274 –10 187,500
T6 Rich Beem  United States 74-67-67-67=275 –9 150,000
Jim Furyk  United States 70-67-68-70=275
8 Steve Lowery  United States 67-65-73-71=276 –8 120,000
T9 Matt Gogel  United States 68-69-68-72=277 –7 105,000
Phil Mickelson  United States 66-69-71-71=277



  1. ^ a b c "Scoreboard: Golf, NEC Invitational". Spokesman-Review. August 26, 2002. p. C6. Retrieved July 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ Ferguson, Doug (August 26, 2002). "Up from Down Under, Parry is finally on top of the world". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. p. C1. Retrieved July 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Craig Parry moves no No.45 after winning the WGC-NEC Invitational". Official World Golf Ranking. August 26, 2002. Retrieved July 30, 2013. 

External links

  • Coverage on the European Tour's official site