Perry sparkles yet again in US

OVERNIGHT leader Kenny Perry carded a 66 for the second day running to win the Greater Milwaukee Open by one stroke on Sunday.

Perry, who recently won both the Colonial and the Memorial Tournament back-to-back, finished on 12-under 268 to edge Australia’s Steve Allan and Heath Slocum, who also carded rounds of 66 on Sunday for 269. Brett Quigley’s final round 65 took him to fourth place on 270, two ahead of a group of five: Chris Smith, Dennis Paulson, Billy Mayfair, Jeff Gallagher and South African Brenden Pappas.

Perry recovered from a three-stroke deficit on the back nine of the Brown Deer Park course to shoot his way to a third win in his last four starts, having finished third in the US Open.

“I wanted to make it interesting. I wanted to see what it was like coming from behind,” Perry joked after a seventh victory in his PGA Tour career.

“I’ve always wanted a putt to win a tournament. This makes me realise how special the wins at the Colonial and the Memorial were. I don’t know why all of a sudden I’m winning tournaments. It’s just my time and I believe in my heart I’m going to win.”

Perry birdied three of the final four holes, including both par-fives, the last being the 18th where he hit a delicate up-and-down shot from just behind the green in gnarly rough and then made a three-foot uphill putt to win.

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