Ted Purdy Personal Notes
Says his mother and grandfather started him in the game of golf while he was still in diapers.
Leads Phoenix charity fund-raising golf tournament for A Stepping Stone Foundation, which educates underprivileged children and their families. TOUR players Jason Gore, Jerry Smith, Pat Perez, Kirk Triplett and former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon Webb are among those who have helped raise more than $150,000 for the group.
Lives in the same Fort Worth, Texas, neighborhood as PGA TOUR players J.J. Henry, Rory Sabbatini and Chad Campbell.
Lists Jimmy Buffett as his hero.
Coached for more than 25 years by Pam Barnett, one of the few female instructors on TOUR.
Website for his foundation is tedpurdyfoundation.org. Personal site is purds.com