|Dates||August 22–25, 2002|
Sahalee Country Club
South and North nines
|Length||6,949 yards (6,354 m)|
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. 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.
First roundThursday, August 22, 2002
Second roundFriday, August 23, 2002
|Steve Lowery||United States||67-65=132|
|3||Retief Goosen||South Africa||65-68=133||–9|
|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|
|Jim Furyk||United States||70-67=137|
|Matt Gogel||United States||68-69=137|
|Rocco Mediate||United States||68-69=137|
|Kenny Perry||United States||67-70=137|
|David Toms||United States||69-68=137|
Third roundSaturday, August 24, 2002
|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|
Final roundSunday, August 25, 2002
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|Fred Funk||United States||68-68-68-68=272|
|4||Tiger Woods||United States||68-70-67-68=273||–11||215,000|
|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|
- "Scoreboard: Golf, NEC Invitational". Spokesman-Review. August 26, 2002. p. C6. Retrieved July 30, 2013.
- 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.
- "Craig Parry moves no No.45 after winning the WGC-NEC Invitational". Official World Golf Ranking. August 26, 2002. Retrieved July 30, 2013.
- Coverage on the European Tour's official site