Leonard and Flesh take Shootout lead

NAPLES, Fla., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Justin Leonard and Steve Flesch teamed to fire a 9-under 63 Friday to take a one-shot lead after one round of the Franklin Templeton Shootout.

Woods now No. 2, Goosen No. 4 in world

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods has moved up to No. 2 and Retief Goosen to No. 4 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Singh first to win $10 million in year

PALM HARBOR, Fla., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Vijay Singh, the top-ranked player in the world, shot a 65 on Sunday win the Chrysler Championship and top more than $10 million this year.

Singh leads field in Chrysler Championship

PALM HARBOR, Fla., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Vijay Singh shoots for his ninth tour title of 2004 in this week's Chrysler Championship in Florida.

Mickelson withdraws from WGC event

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Masters champion Phil Mickelson withdrew Thursday from next week's World Golf Championships-American Express Championship.

Europe wins Ryder Cup golf matches

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The Europeans beat the United States to win the Ryder Cup golf matches Sunday.

Mickelson: Bad shots costly at 'Monster'

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Oakland Hills in Michigan will severely punish Ryder Cup players for hitting bad shots, U.S. star Phil Mickelson said Wednesday.

Singh officially becomes world's No. 1

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Vijay Singh officially became the world's top-ranked golfer Tuesday, replacing Tiger Woods, who had held the honor for more than five years.

Sutton makes Ryder Cup choices

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- United States Ryder Cup captain Hal Sutton Monday named Stewart Cink and Jay Haas to this year's team that will oppose Europe in the fall near Detroit.

Woods' world rank lead less than 1 point

PHILADELPHIA, July 26 (UPI) -- Top-rated Tiger Woods now leads Ernie Els by less than one point in the world golf rankings.

Three-way tie for U.S. Bank lead

MILWAUKEE, July 24 (UPI) -- Brett Quigley shot a six-under 64 Saturday for a share of the lead through 54 holes of the U.S. Bank Championship.

Eight share lead in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, July 22 (UPI) -- The first round of the U.S. Bank Championship ended in an eight-way tie Thursday with Bo Van Pelt and Robert Gamez among those sharing the lead.

Perry defends championship in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE, July 21 (UPI) -- Kenny Perry returns to defend his title in this week's U.S. Bank Championship, formerly known as the Greater Milwaukee Open.

Skip Kendall leads British Open

TROON, Scotland, July 16 (UPI) -- American tour veteran Skip Kendall led the British Open at the halfway point Friday with a 7-under-par 135.

Campbell has 61 for share of Colonial lead

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 22 (UPI) -- Chad Campbell matched a course record Saturday with a 9-under-par 61 to jump from 43rd to a share of the lead after the third round of The Colonial.
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Kenny Perry
Team USA's Kenny Perry reacts after chipping out of a bunker on the 14th green during the final round of the Ryder Cup at the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky on September 21, 2008. Team USA defeated team Europe 16 1/2 to 11 1/2 to take the cup for the first time since 1999. (UPI Photo/Mark Cowan)

James Kenneth Perry (born August 10, 1960) is an American professional golfer who currently plays on both the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour, for which he became eligible following his 50th birthday.

Perry was born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky and raised in Franklin, Kentucky. His parents are Ken and Mildred Perry. He was introduced to the game of golf by his father, Ken, at the age of 7. He started his high school golf career at Franklin-Simpson High School. Shortly thereafter, his father accepted a job opportunity in McCracken County a few miles outside Paducah, Kentucky. Kenny attended high school and played on the golf team at Lone Oak High School, which is also in McCracken County and adjacent to Paducah. After graduating from Lone Oak, he attended Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Perry has three children (Lesslye, Justin and Lindsey) with his wife, Sandy Perry. His son Justin played on Western Kentucky University's golf team, and has also caddied for his father on several occasions. His mother, Mildred, died on October 1, 2009, at the age of 79 at her home in Franklin while under Hospice care after a long battle with multiple myeloma a cancer of the plasma cells in bone marrow.

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