PERRY SHOOTS 12-UN­DER 60 FOR LEAD IN CHAM­PI­ONS TOUR EVENT

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Sports -

Across the At­lantic Ocean last week­end, Kenny Perry was al­ready look­ing ahead to this week­end’s 3M Cham­pi­onship. With all his ac­com­plish­ments at the TPC Twin Ci­ties, who could blame him?

Perry shot a 12-un­der­par 60 on Satur­day and leads the PGA Tour Cham­pi­ons event by five shots over Glen Day.

From 212 yards on No. 18, he missed shoot­ing 59 by inches.

“I hit the pret­ti­est 5iron I could ever hit. When I heard every­body yell re­ally loud I knew it was close,” Perry said. The ball barely scooted by on the right, leav­ing an 8-foot putt for ea­gle.

His two-round score of 126 is a tour­na­ment record.

“I’m re­ally blown away by my round today. That’s a con­fi­dence builder; it tells me I still can do it and I’m not quite washed up yet,” Perry said.

He had shoul­der surgery late last year and called this sea­son “er­ratic” with two top-10 fin­ishes in nine pre­vi­ous events.

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