Monday, July 14, 2008
Kenny Perry Is Enjoying The Walk
Say what you want, but this Kenny Perry guy is becoming a pretty damn good story.
I wrote this over at the FanHaus, but I wanted to make a couple of notes here.
Perry had a similar run like this in 2003, winning three times in a "breaking into the scene" sort-of way. He's won three of his last five tournaments, and has to be a favorite at this week's GMO.
With a win at the GMO, and maybe one more victory, is it possible that he is Player of the Year over Woods, with his four victories (that included a major)?
Also, is there NO WAY we can get Perry to reconsider this British Open business? The guy is the hottest golfer in the solar system and has had success at the British, so unless he really just doesn't care about winning a major, I think this is his best chance by far. I thought this quote was really telling of why he doesn't really want to play majors.
"I don't want to live in a fishbowl," he said. "I don't want Tiger status."
I'm not putting words in his mouth, but that sure makes it seem that he's worried winning a major might make him a BIG BIG star and he isn't necessarily in it for that.
Whatever the case is, I think it would be worth betting on him this week in Milwaukee. The dude is making the Sun look like a frosty beer mug.