Kenny Perry peaked at the U.S. Senior Open on the Champions Tour at the Omaha Country Club.
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Kenny Perry shot a last round of -7 under par 63 to win the U.S. Senior Open by five shots from Fred Funk. Kenny amazingly over came a 10 shot deficit at the 36 hole stage, to win with a -13 under par score. This win is Kenny’s second straight senior Major win on the Champions Tour, and he wondered why it took so long;
” It all came together, why, after all these years. Here I am, almost 53 years old, and it finally came together for me. This is by far the biggest tournament I ever won. I lost the playoff at the Masters and the PGA playoff. I didn’t get the job done. Now to have a USGA title, it’s an Open, it’s our Open, it’s what the players play for. To finally get it, even though it’s a Senior Open, I still regard it as a very high honor. Today’s round was probably the greatest round I’ve ever played, I just was spot on with all my irons. I putted like Ben Crenshaw. It’s just been a remarkable month. I’ve had a great run.”
Fred Funk was in second place at -8 under par, and admitted he got smoked;
“ He put it to us, six under yesterday, seven today, back-to-back. It’s kind of what he did two weeks ago at Fox Chapel. He just smoked the field on the weekend. He just lapped us.”
Rocco Mediate and Corey Pavin were tied in third place at -7 under par for the tournament, but well off the pace of Kenny, as was everyone else.