Who's who: Kenny Perry

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Who's who: Kenny Perry

  • Name:

    James Kenneth "Kenny" Perry
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Aug 10, 1960 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Elizabethtown, KY
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer, course designer.
  • Turned Pro:

    1982
  • Website:

    https://www.kennyperry.com

Roll of Honour

Senior MAJORS (4): US Snr Open (2013, '17); Snr Players Ch'ship (2013); The Tradition (2014). Ryder Cup player (2004, '08). Presidents Cup player (1996, 2003, '05, '09). Multiple wins on the PGA Tour (14) and Champions Tour. Charles Schwab Cup winner (2013).

Golf course design

Country Creek GC (Kentucky).

Did you know?

Perry enjoyed a successful career on the PGA Tour, recording 14 tour wins. He also represented the United States in two Ryder Cups and four Presidents Cups, and posted two second-placed finishes in major championships (1996 PGA Championship and 2009 Masters). Perry started playing on the Champions Tour in 2010. Major championship success came in 2013, when he had back-to-back wins in the Senior Players Championship and U.S. Senior Open.

Top tournaments won by Kenny Perry

2018
America
195 (-21)
$262,500
3M

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Perry, Kenny

Score

195 (-21)

Prize money

$262,500

Title sponsor

3M

Played as the 3M Championship (Aug 3-5). Second-placed Wes Short Jr (USA) finished 3 shots behind Perry (USA), who recorded his third win in this the final playing of the 3M Championship. [TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, nr Minneapolis-St Paul, Minn].

2017
Majors
264 (-16)
$720,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Perry, Kenny

Score

264 (-16)

Prize money

$720,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Senior Open (38th) (Jun 29-Jul 2). Second-placed Kirk Triplett (USA) finished 2 shots behind Perry (USA), whose aggregate 264 set a new record low score for this championship. [Salem CC, Peabody, Mass.].

2015
America
198 (-18)
$262,500
3M

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Perry, Kenny

Score

198 (-18)

Prize money

$262,500

Title sponsor

3M

Played as the 3M Championship (Jul 31-Aug 2). Second-placed Bernhard Langer (Ger), Kevin Sutherland (USA) and Scott Dunlap (USA) finished 4 shots behind defending champion Perry (USA). [TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, nr Minneapolis, Minn.].

2014
America
193 (-23)
$262,500
3M

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Perry, Kenny

Score

193 (-23)

Prize money

$262,500

Title sponsor

3M

Played as the 3M Championship (Aug 1-3). Second-placed Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 1 shot behind Perry (USA). [TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, nr Minneapolis, Minn.].

2014
Majors
281 (-7)
$330,000
Regions

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Perry, Kenny

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$330,000

Title sponsor

Regions

Played as the Regions Tradition (May 15-18). Second-placed Mark Calcavecchia (USA) finished 1 shot behind Perry (USA), who claimed his third career major. [Shoal Creek Club, Birmingham, AL].

2013
Awards
3273 pts
$1,000,000
Charles Schwab

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Perry, Kenny

Venue

Score

3273 pts

Prize money

$1,000,000

Title sponsor

Charles Schwab

Perry (USA) won the Champions Tour season-long points chase, to capture the Charles Schwab Cup and $1 million annuity cheque. Bernhard Langer (Ger) was second with 2861 pts; Fred Couples (USA) was third with 2425 pts. The Cup is awarded based on points earned for top 10 finishes during the Champions Tour season.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Perry, Kenny

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

$285,000

Title sponsor

AT&T

Played as the AT&T Championship (Oct 25-27). Perry (USA) beat Bernhard Langer (Ger) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Canyons course, TPC San Antonio, Texas].

2013
Majors
Fox Chapel
261 (-19)
$405,000
Constellation

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Perry, Kenny

Venue

Fox Chapel

Score

261 (-19)

Prize money

$405,000

Title sponsor

Constellation

Played as the Constellation Senior Players Championship (june 27-30). Second-placed Fred Couples (USA) and Duffy Waldorf (USA) finished 2 shots behind Perry (USA), who recorded his first major championship win. [Fox Chapel GC, Pittsburgh, PA].

2013
Majors
Omaha CC
267 (-13)
$500,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Perry, Kenny

Venue

Omaha CC

Score

267 (-13)

Prize money

$500,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Senior Open (July 11-14). Second-placed Fred Funk (USA) finished 5 shots behind Perry (USA), who recorded back-to-back senior major championship wins. [Omaha CC, Omaha, Nebraska].

2013
Awards
x
n/a
Champions Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Perry, Kenny

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Champions Tr

Perry (USA) won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the Champions Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.

2012
America
TwinEagles
196 (-20)
$240,000
ACE Group

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Perry, Kenny

Venue

TwinEagles

Score

196 (-20)

Prize money

$240,000

Title sponsor

ACE Group

Played as the ACE Group Classic (Feb 17-19). Second-placed and defending champion Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 5 shots behind Perry (USA), who claimed his second Champions Tour title. [Talon course, TwinEagles Club, Naples, FL].

2012
America
185 (-31)
$375,000
Franklin Templeton

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Perry, Kenny

Score

185 (-31)

Prize money

$375,000

Title sponsor

Franklin Templeton

Played as the Franklin Templeton Shootout (Dec 7-9; played over three rounds : 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Second-placed team of Rory Sabbatini (RSA) & Charles Howell III finished 1 shot behind winning team of Kenny Perry (USA) & Sean O'Hair (USA). [Gold course, Tiburon GC, Naples, FL].

2011
Awards
$964,851
see Score
Champions Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Perry, Kenny

Venue

Score

$964,851

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Champions Tr

Perry (USA) won the Champions Tour 2011 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player, based on the votes of his peers. He finished 15th on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $964,851.

2011
America
205 (-11)
$315,000
SAS Institute

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Perry, Kenny

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

$315,000

Title sponsor

SAS Institute

Played as the SAS Championship (Sept 30-Oct 2). Second-placed Jeff Sluman (USA) and John Huston (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time Champions Tour winner Perry (USA). [Highlands & Meadows hybrid course, Prestonwood CC, Cary, NC].

2009
America
270 (-14)
$1,080,000
FBR

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Perry, Kenny

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

$1,080,000

Title sponsor

FBR

Played as the FBR Open (Jan 29-Feb 1). Perry (USA) beat Charley Hoffman (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. [Stadium course, TPC Scottsdale, Phoenix, AZ].

2009
America
258 (-22)
$1,080,000
Travelers

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Perry, Kenny

Score

258 (-22)

Prize money

$1,080,000

Title sponsor

Travelers

Played as the Travelers Championship (June 25-28). Second-placed David Toms (USA) and Paul Goydos (USA) finished 3 shots behind Perry (USA). 48-year old Perry's opening round 61 and closing 63 contributed to his tournament record low score of 258. [TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT].

2008
America
280 (-8)
$1,080,000
Morgan Stanley

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Perry, Kenny

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$1,080,000

Title sponsor

Morgan Stanley

Played as The Memorial Tournament presented by Morgan Stanley (May 29-Jun 1). Second-placed Jerry Kelly (USA), Justin Rose (Eng), Mathew Goggin (Aus) and Mike Weir (Can) finished 2 shots behind Perry (USA). [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].

2008
America
185 (-31)
$365,000
Merrill Lynch

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Perry, Kenny

Score

185 (-31)

Prize money

$365,000

Title sponsor

Merrill Lynch

Played as the Merrill Lynch Shootout (Dec 12-14; played over three rounds: 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Second-placed team of JB Holmes (USA) & Boo Weekley (USA) finished 4 shots behind winning team of Kenny Perry (USA) & Scott Hoch (USA). [Gold course, Tiburon GC, Naples, FL].

2008
America
Warwick Hills
269 (-19)
$900,000
Buick

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Perry, Kenny

Venue

Warwick Hills

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$900,000

Title sponsor

Buick

Played as the Buick Open (June 26-29). Second-placed Woody Austin (USA) and Bubba Watson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Perry (USA), who claimed a second win in his last four starts on the PGA Tour. [Warwick Hills G&CC, Grand Blanc, Michigan].

2008
America
268 (-16)
$756,000
John Deere

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Perry, Kenny

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

$756,000

Title sponsor

John Deere

Played as the John Deere Classic (July 10-13). Perry (USA) beat Brad Adamonis (USA) and Jay Williamson (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to secure his third PGA Tour win in five starts. [TPC Deere Run, Silvis, IL].

2005
America
186 (-30)
$315,000
Franklin Templeton

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Perry, Kenny

Score

186 (-30)

Prize money

$315,000

Title sponsor

Franklin Templeton

Played as the Franklin Templeton Shootout (Nov 11-13; played over three rounds: 1-alternate shot; 2-better ball; 3-scramble). Second-placed team of Fred Couples (USA) & Adam Scott (Aus) finished 1 shot behind winning team of John Huston (USA) & Kenny Perry (USA). Of note on the last day was the all-Australian team of Greg Norman & Steve Elkington shooting 15 birdies and an eagle for a final round 55 (which catapulted them into fourth place). [Gold course, Tiburon GC, Naples, FL].

2005
America
276 (-12)
$900,000
MasterCard

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Perry, Kenny

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$900,000

Title sponsor

MasterCard

Played as the Bay Hill Invitational presented by MasterCard (March 17-20). Second-placed Vijay Singh (Fiji) and Graeme McDowell (N.Ire) finished 2 shots behind Perry (USA). This result took Singh back to No.1 in the official world golf rankings, ahead of Tiger Woods. [Bay Hill Club, Orlando, FL].

2005
America
261 (-19)
$1,008,000
Bank of America

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Perry, Kenny

Score

261 (-19)

Prize money

$1,008,000

Title sponsor

Bank of America

Played as the Bank of America Colonial (May 19-22). Second-placed Billy Mayfair (USA) finished 7 shots behind Perry (USA). [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].

2003
America
268 (-12)
$630,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Perry, Kenny

Score

268 (-12)

Prize money

$630,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Greater Milwaukee Open (July 10-13). Second-placed Steve Allan (Aus) and Heath Slocum (USA) finished 1 shot behind Perry (USA), who recorded his third win in four starts on the PGA Tour. [Brown Deer Park GC, Brown Deer, nr Milwaukee, Wisc.].

2003
America
261 (-19)
$900,000
Bank of America

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Perry, Kenny

Score

261 (-19)

Prize money

$900,000

Title sponsor

Bank of America

Played as the Bank of America Colonia (May 22-25). Second-placed Justin Leonard (USA) finished 6 shots behind Perry (USA). Annika Sörenstam (Swe) became the first woman for 58 years, after Babe Zaharias in 1945, to play in a PGA Tour event. Sörenstam had a competitive first round but missed the cut by 4 shots on day two. [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Perry, Kenny

Score

275 (-11)

Prize money

$900,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Memorial Tournament (May 29-Jun 1). Second-placed Lee Janzen (USA) finished 2-strokes behind Perry (USA), who recorded back-to-back wins on the PGA Tour. [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].

2001
America
Warwick Hills
263 (-25)
$558,000
Buick

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Perry, Kenny

Venue

Warwick Hills

Score

263 (-25)

Prize money

$558,000

Title sponsor

Buick

Played as the Buick Open (Aug 9-12). Second-placed Chris DiMarco (USA) and Jim Furyk (USA) finished 2 shots behind Perry (USA). In the final round Billy Mayfair (USA) shot an 11-under 61, including a back-nine of 27. [Warwick Hills G&CC, Grand Blanc, Michigan].

1995
America
Bermuda Dunes CC
335 (-25)
$216,000
Chrysler

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Perry, Kenny

Venue

Bermuda Dunes CC

Score

335 (-25)

Prize money

$216,000

Title sponsor

Chrysler

Played as the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic (Feb 15-19). Second-placed David Duval (USA) finished 1 shot behind Perry (USA). [Bermuda Dunes CC, Coachella Valley, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Indian Wells CC; La Quinta CC; Indian Ridge CC].

1994
America
Pleasant Valley, Mass.
268 (-16)
$180,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Perry, Kenny

Venue

Pleasant Valley, Mass.

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the New England Classic (July 21-24). Second-placed David Feherty (N.Ire) finished 1 shot behind Perry (USA), who claimed his second PGA Tour win. [Pleasant Valley CC, Sutton, MA].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Perry, Kenny

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$216,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as The Memorial Tournament (May 16-19). First-time PGA Tour winner Perry (USA) beat Hale Irwin (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].

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