Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Will Kenny Perry Win Again?
Kenny Perry has been on a little bit of a tear the past few weeks, and is focusing all of his attention on visors and making the Ryder Cup.
You can't blame him though - he's 47-years-old and has only made one Ryder Cup team, going 0-2 in that 2004 massacre.
Since he announced his intention to skip U.S. Open qualifying to play this week at the St. Jude and the weeks after Torrey Pines, he's become a more noble person to me.
Sure, every golfer worth his weight in Big Berthas has wanted to take home a major championship, but Perry is a little older and has one goal in mind - making the American team.
This week he has to be a favorite. He's riding a wave of momentum, he's hitting the ball really damn well and when he wins, he wins tournaments like this.
If you aren't proud of a guy like Perry deciding that his goal was the right goal and going with it, you might not totally understand the importance of representing your country. He has a chance to be on a Ryder Cup team in his home state - I couldn't think of anything sweeter.