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Kenny Perry comes back from 10 shots to win U.S. Senior Open

Kenny Perry in 2009 (photo by BrotherFlounder via wikipedia commons)

Coming back from 10 shots or more in the final round in a golf tournament seems impossible at times because everything a golfer does has to be perfect and he can’t have many bogeys if any, to get back in a position to win.

In the case of Champions Tour golfer Kenny Perry, he faced that 10-shot hole after the second-round and came back to win the United States Senior Open.

Perry, who finished the overall tournament with a 13-under 267, started Sunday’s final round two shots behind leader Michael Allen.

The 52-year-old Kentucky native shot a final-round 7-under-par 63 at the Omaha Country Club in Nebraska and won his second straight senior major by five strokes over Fred Funk.

Perry took control of the tournament for good after he birdied the second and third holes and Allen bogeyed the third.

Champions Tour wins 3-Tour Challenge title with Perry leading way

 

Kenny Perry at April 2009 Masters Tourney (By BrotherFlounder via wikipedia commons)

The Champions Tour has to thank Kenny Perry in its win in the 3-Tour Challenge.

Perry, who is from Franklin, Kentucky, made nine birdies and the Champions Tour won the Challenge for 2011.

The Champions team consisted of Perry, Jay Haas and Mark Calcavecchia were a combined 15 under par in the best-ball format that allowed each team to disallow one score per hole.

The group overtook the PGA Tour team of Boo Weekley, Gary Woodlund and Jonathan Byrd by shooting an 8 under par over the final nine holes of the tournament in Henderson, Nevada.

The PGA Tour team shot a 12-under-par.

 

Info courtesy of the Champions Tour

Perry wins first Champions Tour title

 

Kenny Perry at April 2009 Masters Tourney (photo by BrotherFlouder via wikipedia commons)

Kenny Perry won the SAS Championship for his first Champions Tour title, making a 40-foot eagle putt on the par-5 17th en route to a 2-under 70 and a one-stroke win over Jeff Sluman and John Huston in Cary, North Carolina.

Perry, who is 51, is a 14-time winner on the PGA Tour, and has 17 overall.

The Western Kentucky University product finished the tourney at 11-under 205.

Sluman shot a 70, Huston a 71.

Info courtesy of the Champions Tour

Haas wins 3M Championship with birdie on final hole

 

Jay Haas (courtesy of PGA Tour)

Jay Haas birdied the final hole to win the 3M Championship in Blaine, Minnesota, by one stroke over Tom Lehman, Kenny Perry and Peter Senior.

The 57-year-old Haas, who turned pro 35 years ago in 1976, canned his second shot on the par-5 number 18 about 25 feet from the hole and two-putted for his first Champions Tour win in two years.

Haas, who played collegiately at Wake Forest University, now has 29 pro wins.

 

Info compiled from Champions Tour

Without Tiger, Memorial has six of top 10 golfers in 2011 lineup

 

 

(courtesy of Memorial Tournament)

Tiger Woods will not play in the 2011 Memorial Tournament but six of the top 10 golfers in the world ranking will play at Muirfield Village Golf Club.

The field of 120 players will include Luke Donald, Matt Kuchar, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Masters champion Charl Schwartzel and Steve Stricker.

Woods did not enter the tournament after aggravating injuries to his left knee and Achilles tendon during the Players Championship two weeks ago.

Schwartzel will be the only reigning major champion in the field.

There are three former Memorial winners who are now playing on the Champions Tour that will play this year, Kenny Perry, a three-time champion, Tom Lehman and Fred Couples.

The tournament officially starts on Thursday.

The ceremony honoring 2011 honoree Nancy Lopez starts this afternoon (Tuesday, May 31) at 3 p.m.

The Nationwide Invitational pro-am is at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

You can follow the tournament and get news online at memorialtournament.com.

 

Info courtesy of the Memorial Tournament & PGA Tour

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