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Kenny Perry

  • Birthplace: Elizabethtown, Ky.
  • Residence: Franklin, Ky.
  • Birthdate: August 10, 1960
  • Age: 46 Ht.:
  • Turned Pro: 1982
  • College: Western Kentucky
  • Eligibility Code: 11

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Player Notes

Started playing golf when he was seven when his father got him started. He played his first competition at 11, and went on to win the 1978 Kentucky State High School Championship. . .In 1995, Perry bought 142 acres of land and borrowed more than $2.5 million to design and build the only public course in the town in called Country Creek. He designed it for mid-to-high handicappers and has kept it affordable... Member of the 2003 and '05 Presidents Cup team and the 2004 Ryder Cup team.

Career Victories

PGA Tour
9 - Memorial Tournament; 1994 New England Classic; 1995 Bob Hope Classic; 2001 Buick Open; 2003 Bank Of America Colonial, Memorial Tournament, Greater Milwaukee Open, 2005 Bay Hill Invitational, Bank Of America Colonial

Career Summary

1987 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.61 (ranked 84th); money - $107,239 (ranked 93rd); best finish, T4th, Panasonic Las Vegas Invitational.

1988 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 70.93 (ranked 77th); money - $139,421 (ranked 85th); best finish, T5th, Centel Classic.

1989 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 70.61 (ranked 40th); money - $202,099 (ranked 70th); best finish -2nd, MCI Heritage Golf Classic.

1990 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 70.57 (ranked 31st); money - $279,880 (ranked 50th); best finish, 2nd, AT&T Pebble Beach.

1991 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 70.90 (ranked T69th); money - $368,784 (ranked 44th); Winner, Memorial Tournament.

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 71.02 (ranked T-65th); money - $190,455 (ranked 81st); best finish, T6th, Heritage Classic.

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 70.82 (ranked T-52nd); money - $196,863 (ranked 88th); best finish, T5th Canon Greater Hartford Open.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 22; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 70.46 (ranked T-33rd); money - $585,941 (ranked 26th); Winner, New England Classic.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 21; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 70.35 (ranked T-29th); money - $773,388 (ranked 21st); winner, Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 9; scoring average - 70.44 (ranked 24th); money - $925,079 (ranked 13th); best finish -2nd, PGA Championship were he lost playoff to Mark Brooks

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 70.45 (ranked T-35th); money - $487,551 (ranked 58th); best finish -3rd, Quad City Classic.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 70.84 (ranked T-51st); money - $426,184 (ranked 94th); best finish -T6th, Phoenix Open.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; rounds played - 76 ; in money -18; Top-10 finishes - 4; money - $889,381 (ranked 52nd); best finish -3rd at the BellSouth Classic, Greater Milwaukee Open and Southern Farm Bureau Classic

2000 Stats
scoring average - 70.30 / (25th); driving distance - 282.8 / (21st); driving accuracy -68.9% / (96th); GIR - 71.9% / (3rd); putting - 1.776 / (90th); birdie average - 4.00 per rd / (10th) / total birdies - 304; sand saves - 54.5% / (93rd); scrambling - 63.9% / (15th); all-around rank - 385 / (14th)

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; rounds played - 89 ; in money -22; Top-10 finishes - 6; money - $1,786,066 (ranked 24th); Winner, at the Buick Open

2001 Stats
scoring average - 70.22 / (24th); driving distance - 292.3 / (10th); driving accuracy -68.5% / (100th); GIR - 71.4% / (8); putting - 1.748 / (35th); birdie average - 4.26 per rd / (6th) / total birdies - 379; sand saves - 52.1% / (94th); scrambling - 63.8% / (20th); all-around rank - 339 / (10th).

2002 Notes
Also finished 3rd at the Mercedes Championship and 4th at the Greater Milwaukee Open.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; rounds played - 95 ; in money -23; Top-10 finishes - 6; money - $1,928,598 (ranked 27th); best finish -T-2nd at the Phoenix Open and MasterCard Colonial

2002 Stats
scoring average - 70.21 / (18th); driving distance - 286.4 / (37th); driving accuracy -68.2% / (87th); GIR - 70.8% / (6th); putting - 1.764 / (75th); birdie average - 4.20 per rd / (4th) / total birdies - 399; sand saves - 51.4% / (86th); all-around rank - 433 / (15th).

2003 Notes
Best financial year on tour, he had seven top-5s and eleven Top-10 s.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; rounds played - 97; in money - 24; Top-10 finishes - 11; money - $4,400,122; (ranked 6th); best finish - Won at the Bank of America Colonial, Memorial Tournament and Greater Milwaukee Open

2003 Stats
scoring average - 69.57 / (8th); driving distance - 295.1 / (27th); driving accuracy - 69.9% / (42nd); GIR - 68.8% / (20th); putting - 1.790 / (131st); birdie average - 3.75 per rd / (63rd) / total birdies - 364; sand saves - 55.2% / (26th); all-around; rank - 401 / (9th).

2004 Notes
.Finished fifth on the Ryder Cup team points list to make his first U.S. Ryder Cup squad.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; rounds played - 76; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 7; money - $1,952,043; (ranked 30th); best finish - T-3rd at The Players Championship

2004 Stats
scoring average - 70.26 / (23rd); driving distance - 295.9 / (26th); driving accuracy - 62.5% / (125th); GIR - 68.6% / (18th); putting - 1.776 / (91st); birdie average - 3.84 per rd / (24th) / total birdies - 292; sand saves - 45.8% / (142nd); all-around; rank - 500 / (22nd).

2005 Notes
Recorded multiple victories (2) and finished with over $3 million in earnings for second time in his career. 14 of his 23 starts were in the Top-25.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; rounds played - 80; in money - 3; Top-10 finishes - 7; money - $3,607,155; (ranked 6th); best finish - Win at the Bay Hill Invitational and Bank of America Colonial

2005 Stats
scoring average - 69.48 / (6th); driving distance - 304.7 / (9th); driving accuracy - 63.4% / (88th); GIR - 70.8% / (3rd); putting - 1.790 / (131st); birdie average - 3.83 per rd / (18th) / total birdies - 306; sand saves - 40.9% / (175th); all-around; rank - 507 / (18th) Had surgery to repair a torn cartilage in his right knee on March 13th, wasn't able to defend his Bay Hill title. Perry hopes to return in time for the Bank of America Colonial the third week in May to defend his title there.

2006 Notes
First time in his 20-year PGA Tour career that he didn't have a Top-10 Finish.

2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; rounds played - 72; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 0; money - $818,698; (ranked 104th); best finish - T-11 at the Buick Open

2006 Stats
scoring average - 70.48 / (32nd); driving distance - 293.1 / (69th); driving accuracy - 68.4% / (33rd); GIR - 68.7% / (15th); putting - 1.813 / (177th); birdie average - 3.36 per rd / (136th) / total birdies - 242; sand saves - 48.8% / (96th); all-around; rank - 680 / (66th).

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