Kenny Perry earned his second career Champions Tour win this past week in the ACE Group Classic and on his way to that win, Perry set a new Champions Tour record for low 36-hole score when he started with rounds of 64-62 (-18). He has always felt that he has been a decent tee to green player and when he putts well, he wins tournaments. He putted very well last week and as a result, he won and he did so in a big way.
He will be playing on the PGA TOUR for The Honda Classic and the Transitions Championship next month and he is excited to be joining the young guys. He is fully exempt on the PGA TOUR but he still plans to split his time between the PGA TOUR and the Champions Tour. When he is playing as well as he is, he is eager to go on the PGA TOUR and see where his game stands in relation to the best in the world.
He built and owns the only public course where he lives in Kentucky and he gets a chuckle whenever he gets behind the counter and people do not recognize him. That course is a passion of his and he enjoys helping whenever he can even if it is getting behind the counter for a little while. He has a lot of fun talking about what “Kenny Perry” is up to when they do not recognize him.
Of any event on the Champions Tour, he would want to win the Senior PGA Championship the most. The Club Pros are the backbone of golf in the United States and he has always felt an affinity with the PGA of America. He desperately wanted to win the 1996 PGA Championship at Valhalla and he hopes to win the Senior PGA Championship someday.
He thinks that it would be a great idea to have an event where players from the PGA TOUR and the Champions Tour compete against each other. The Champions Tour course last week measured over 7,200 yards so length is not a question. Short game is as important on the Champions Tour as it is on the PGA TOUR and he would love to see some of the best on the Champions Tour play against the best on the PGA TOUR.
When he played in the Waste Management Phoenix Open, he got a chance to get a good look at Bubba Watson’s General Lee car and thinks that he paid too much money. While it is a cool car, it certainly had a strong interior aroma and the paint job could have been a bit better. He got a real kick out of seeing Bubba climb out of the window.