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Parker Reddig

Parker's Profile

(Updated June 2019)
year
Junior
hometown
Minneapolis, Minn.
high school
Shattuck-St. Mary’s

Junior Season (2019-20):

  • Shot a 14-over 224 (71-78-75) to tie for 71st at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate.

Sophomore Season (2018-19):

  • Competed in four tournaments as a sophomore, all in the spring season.
  • Tied for 22nd at the Seminole Intercollegiate, carding an even-par 216 (71-72-73).
  • Played in 11 rounds with an average score of 74.36.
  • Tied for 35th at the Sea Best Invitational (8-over 218).
  • Also played at the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate and the Cabo Collegiate at Querencia.

Freshman Season (2017-18):

  • Played eight rounds in his first season, holding a scoring average of 73.88.
  • Earned his first Top 5 finish as a Seminole at the USA Individual Tournament, carding an even-par 213 to tie for fourth.
  • Recorded a 1-under 70 in his first collegiate round at the USA Individual Tournament, his lowest round of the year.
  • Also participated at the Seminole Intercollegiate and the one-day Southern Intercollegiate.

Before Florida State:

  • Earned victories in 2015 at The Deere Run Junior Classic and FCWT at Whistling Straits.
  • Put together eight Top-5 finishes in 2015, reflective of his ability and versatility on the course.
  • Had success on the Mid-American Junior Golf Tour.
  • Chose Florida State over Auburn, Minnesota, Illinois and Wake Forest.
  • Told Golfweek, “Everything at FSU from the academic and athletic support structure to the team chemistry was exactly what I have been looking for. I knew the first day I was on campus that it was the place for me.”
  • No. 97 player in the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Rankings and No. 25 among the class of 2017.

All About Me:

  • Parents: Alison and Michael Reddig.
  • Major: ISS.
  • Nickname: Preds.
  • What’s a good story about you growing up? I was a very overbearing child, I had my dad hold an umbrella over me if it was raining and I wanted to golf.
  • Explain the first job you ever had: My first job was mentoring and teaching classes for The First Tee of the Twin Cities.
  • How did you fall in love with golf? I started playing for fun at age four, and after winning competitions I fell in love.
  • What are some obstacles you’ve had to overcome? Being from Minnesota, I struggled to practice and play during the Winter. I also started competing against kids that were 5-7 years older than me.
  • Who are some of the professional golfers you idolize? Tiger Woods.
  • My favorite club in my bag is: 58 degree wedge. Always can rely on it to save me from trouble.
  • I chose to play for Florida State Men’s Golf because: I was confident this program would be able to bring me to the next level.
  • What is something many people don’t know about you? I have three younger siblings – Quinn, Avary and Cole, and they are all red-heads.
  • If you could pick one person to meet, who would it be and why? Tiger Woods. I would love to pick his brain about his mentality and how he approaches the game of golf.
  • Which social media platform is your favorite and why? Instagram. It has the most purpose of a social media outlet, from news to memes, and is easy to stay connected with people.
  • Do you have a hidden talent? I used to play a lot of video games on the computer, and was very good, almost good enough to play eSports.
  • What is the best advice you have ever received? Be yourself and don’t change who you are.
  • Outside of golf, what are some of your passions in life? I love spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy watching most sports at both the amateur and professional levels.
  • What is the single greatest lesson golf has taught you? Perseverance is key.
  • What are the top three things on your bucket list?
    • Golf on TV w/Dad on bag.
    • Play St. Andrews.
    • Attend a championship sports game.
  • If you could be any superhero, which one would you be? The Flash because running that fast would be exhilarating.
  • What is one topic outside of golf that you could have a long conversation about? Video Games.
  • Up to this point, what’s the greatest thing that’s happened in your life? Attending Florida State and being introduced to my closest friends and a great community.
  • What makes Florida State University a great place? To me, it feels more like a home than a school.
  • What skill or craft would you love to master someday? I would love to learn to play either the electric guitar or drums.