Ten fun facts about Kenny Perry
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Perry was born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky and raised in Franklin, Kentucky.
He was introduced to the game of golf by his father at the age of seven.
He started his high school golf career at Franklin-Simpson High School.
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.Fact 5
His son Justin played on Western Kentucky University's golf team, and has also caddied for his father on several occasions.Fact 6
Perry turned professional in 1982.Fact 7
On June 30, 2013, Perry won his first senior major championship at the Constellation Senior Players Championship, then won his second consecutive senior major the next month at the U.S. Senior Open.Fact 8
For his success in leading the USA to victory in the Ryder Cup, he and fellow Kentuckian J. B. Holmes were named Kentuckians of the Year for 2008 by Kentucky Monthly magazine.Fact 9
He is good friends with former World Number 1 player Vijay Singh, who calls him “Biggie”.Fact 10
Perry is one of the highest all-time PGA Tour money winners without a major championship, with career earnings of over $31 million while coming up short in the 1996 PGA Championship and 2009 Masters Tournament, both in playoffs. Go to more people facts ❯
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