Waldorf maintains one-shot lead

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Second-round leader Duffy Waldorf birdied two of the final four holes Saturday to maintain a one-stroke advantage after 54 holes of the Phoenix Open.

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Pats win controversial decision

Jay Haas leads Hope Classic

LAQUINTA, Calif., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Closer to the Senior Tour than his prime, Jay Haas shot a 9-under-par 63 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Kenny Perry and Cameron Beckman after the fourt

Perry, Riley leading Sony Open

HONOLULU, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Kenny Perry and Chris Riley each shot 5-under-par 65s on Thursday, giving them a share of the lead

Garcia beats Toms in playoff

KAPALUA, Hawaii, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Sergio Garcia, with an avowed goal of leading both the American and European tours in money earnings this year, sank a 10-foot birdie putt on the first playoff

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Verplank, Perry share Mercedes lead

KAPALUA, Hawaii, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Scott Verplank and Kenny Perry shared the lead after three rounds of the Mercedes Championship Saturday on a day that Tiger Woods suffered through a second stra

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Toms, Perry share Mercedes lead

KAPALUA, Hawaii, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- David Toms carded a 7-under-par 66 while Kenny Perry shot a 67 as each moved past Mike Weir and into a first-pace tie atop the leaderboard following Friday's se

Mike Weir opens season with 63

KAPALUA, Hawaii, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Mike Weir, who won the final PGA Tour event of 2001, opened the 2002 season by matching the course record with a 10-under 63 Thursday to take a three shot lead

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Weir wins Tour Championship in playoff

HOUSTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Mike Weir, who cost himself a chance to win in regulation when he bogeyed the 18th hole, birdied it moments later to win a sudden death playoff Sunday and captu
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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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