The Open Championship in two weeks’ time will be without not only America’s best player, Tiger Woods, but also American’s hottest player.
Kenny Perry won his second title in five weeks on Sunday and is now fourth on their Ryder Cup standings, but he did not try to qualify for the US Open and he says he will not be crossing the Atlantic.
Rather than play at Royal Birkdale, he has chosen to play in the US Bank Championship in Milwaukee.
“I’ve already committed to Milwaukee and I’m not going to back out on them,” said the 47-year-old world number 19.
“Next year I’ll probably play all the majors. That’s just the way it was this year.”
After missing the cut on his Open debut at Birkdale in 1991, Perry did not appear again until 2003.
He was eighth at Sandwich, 16th and 11th the following two years, but bowed out at halfway at Hoylake and did not play last year.