ATLANTA – Kenny Perry struggled on Thursday to a first-round 72, the victim of extreme heat and a body not ready for it. On Friday he rebounded with a 66 to move into the top 5 at East Lake, but he was still wilting.
“Anybody got a shower?” he smiled as he walked off the 18th hole.
Perry, who is from Kentucky and normally well prepared to play in the heat, said he almost became sick on Thursday and struggled to complete his round.
“We haven’t played in that kind of super-hot weather this year. This is my bread and butter normally. Guess I’m just getting old,” Perry said. “I thought I was going to throw up yesterday.”
We all felt the same way earlier this year when Perry let the Masters title slip through his hands.