Kenny Perry claims his second '08 title

June 29, 2008 at 8:33 PM
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GRAND BLANC, Mich., June 29 (UPI) -- Kenny Perry closed with a 6-under-par 66 Sunday and won the Buick Open in Grand Blanc, Mich.

Perry's win at the Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club was his second this season.

The 47-year-old tour veteran finished at 19-under-par 269, a stroke ahead of Woody Austin and Bubba Watson.

Austin (68) and Watson (68) both had a chance to force a playoff, but Austin bogeyed the last hole and Watson missed a 12-foot birdie attempt.

"You need to make as many birdies as you can make," Perry said. "I got in at 19-under and I still didn't think it was going to be enough. I was fortunate enough to get it done."

Perry collected $900,000 for the win.

Bob Tway (65), Matt Jones (67) and Ken Duke (67) tied for fourth place at 17-under-par 271.

Daniel Chopra, the leader after three rounds, slipped to a 3-over 75 and finished in a tie for 17th.

Perry's other victory this year was at The Memorial in Dublin, Ohio, June 1.

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