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Name: - James Kenneth "" Perry
Country: - USA
Born : - Aug 10, 1960 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
Original Home/Club: - Elizabethtown, KY
Occupation: - Professional golfer, course designer.
Turned Pro: - 1982
Web Address: - http://www.kennyperry.com
Sponsor / Attachment: - Russell Athletic; Adams Golf; The Greenbrier.

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 US PGA Tour (14) and Champions Tour. Charles Schwab Cup winner (2013).


Golf course design

Country Creek GC (Kentucky).


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Perry enjoyed a successful career on the US 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

2018Snr America3M ChampionshipTPC Twin Cities195 (-21)$262,500
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].
2017Snr MajorsUS Snr OpenSalem CC264 (-16)$720,000
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.].
2015Snr America3M ChampionshipTPC Twin Cities198 (-18)$262,500
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.].
2014Snr America3M ChampionshipTPC Twin Cities193 (-23)$262,500
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.].
2014Snr MajorsThe TraditionShoal Creek281 (-7)$330,000
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].
2013Snr AwardsCharles Schwab Cup3273 pts$1,000,000
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.
2013Snr AwardsPlyr of Yr - US Snr Trxn/a
Perry (USA) won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the Champions Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.
2013Snr AmericaSan Antonio Ch'shipTPC San Antonio203 (-13)$285,000
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].
2013Snr MajorsSenior Players Ch'shipFox Chapel261 (-19)$405,000
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].
2013Snr MajorsUS Snr OpenOmaha CC267 (-13)$500,000
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].
2012Snr AmericaChubb ClassicTwinEagles196 (-20)$240,000
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].
2012Men AmericaShootout, TheTiburon GC185 (-31)$375,000
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].
2011Snr AwardsRookie of Yr - US Snr Tr$964,851see Score
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.
2011Snr AmericaSAS ChampionshipPrestonwood CC205 (-11)$315,000
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].
2009Men AmericaPhoenix OpenTPC Scottsdale270 (-14)$1,080,000
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].
2009Men AmericaTravelers Ch'shipTPC River Highlands258 (-22)$1,080,000
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].
2008Men AmericaBuick OpenWarwick Hills269 (-19)$900,000
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].
2008Men AmericaJohn Deere ClassicTPC Deere Run268 (-16)$756,000
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].
2008Men AmericaMemorial TournamentMuirfield Village280 (-8)$1,080,000
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].
2008Men AmericaShootout, TheTiburon GC185 (-31)$365,000
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].
2005Men AmericaArnold Palmer InvtlBay Hill Club276 (-12)$900,000
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].
2005Men AmericaColonial InvitationalColonial CC, Tex261 (-19)$1,008,000
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].
2005Men AmericaShootout, TheTiburon GC186 (-30)$315,000
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].
2003Men AmericaColonial InvitationalColonial CC, Tex261 (-19)$900,000
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].
2003Men AmericaGtr Milwaukee OpenBrown Deer Park268 (-12)$630,000
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.].
2003Men AmericaMemorial TournamentMuirfield Village275 (-11)$900,000
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].
2001Men AmericaBuick OpenWarwick Hills263 (-25)$558,000
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].
1995Men AmericaDesert ClassicBermuda Dunes CC335 (-25)$216,000
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].
1994Men AmericaNew England ClassicPleasant Valley, Mass.268 (-16)$180,000
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].
1991Men AmericaMemorial TournamentMuirfield Village273 (-15)$216,000
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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