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Perry claims third Memorial championship

June 1, 2008 at 7:39 PM   |   Comments

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DUBLIN, Ohio, June 1 (UPI) -- Forty-seven-year-old Kenny Perry came from behind with a 3-under-par 69 Sunday and won the Memorial in Ohio for the third time.

The victory was the 10th of Perry's PGA Tour career.

Perry, who trailed leader Matthew Goggin by three shots heading into the final round, finished at 8-under-par 280, two strokes ahead of Goggin, Mike Weir, Justin Rose and Jerry Kelly.

Perry previously won the Memorial -- Jack Nicklaus' tournament -- in 1991 and 2003. He and Tiger Woods are the only players to win the event three times.

"My whole life, Sandy (his wife) stayed home raising the kids while I was playing and winning, and this is the first tournament of my 10 wins that they've all been here with me, so it's all very special," Perry said.

Perry collected $1 million.

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