Parry complains over Johnny Miller comments
Craig Parry has complained to the PGA Tour about derogatory comments made by U.S. television commentator Johnny Miller during the Australian's playoff win over Scott Verplank at the Doral Championship in Miami.
Miller, twice a major winner in the 1970s, told viewers that Parry's golf swing was "enough to make Ben Hogan puke", Australian media reported on Tuesday.
"I've rung up the tour today and said can we sort this out because there's no need for it?", Parry said in an interview aired on Australian television.
"I mean, sure my swing mightn't be all that pretty, but I get the job done.
"I've got the winner's cheque and there's a lot of other guys that swing it really good and they're down the road, or a lot of other guys aren't even on tour.
"So what do you want to do? Do you want to hit the ball and know where it's going or do you want to hit it and look like you look pretty?"
American Hogan, who won the U.S. Masters, the U.S. Open and the British Open in the same year in 1953, was recognised as having one of the best golf swings of all time.
Parry holed out with a six-iron from 176 yards on the first playoff hole to record a stunning eagle two on Sunday.
"I think this is now not a fluke," Parry said of his second PGA Tour win.
Verplank, who had landed his second shot on the green about 30 feet from the hole, said of Parry's effort: "That was an indescribable shot. If you do that, you're supposed to win".
Parry, 38, said he was not the only golfer to win a tournament with an unusual swing.
"There's too many players that get up there and swing it really good and miss the cut," he said.
"That's the lesson to be learned for a lot of young kids coming through. Don't just work on swing. Work on actually getting the ball around the golf course."
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