Senior Open Golfers

KENNY PERRY: 2015 US Senior Open golfer profile

Kenny Perry hits out of a sand trap during the Regions Tradition Champions Tour golf tournament in Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday, May 16, 2015.
Kenny Perry hits out of a sand trap during the Regions Tradition Champions Tour golf tournament in Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday, May 16, 2015. The Associated Press

The Bee highlights 22 golfers that are scheduled to play in the 2015 U.S. Senior Open at Del Paso Country Club on June 25-28 in Sacramento.

Kenny Perry flirted with victory once this year, losing in a three-way playoff to Ian Woosnam at the Insperity Invitational in May. Perry left a long birdie try 8 feet short and then Woosnam sank the winner, topping Perry and Tom Lehman on the first playoff hole.

Perry finished tied for fifth at the Regions Tradition two weeks later, and has finished 21st or better in all five tournaments in which he’s competed this season.

WATCH: Perry reflects on his PGA Tour career

(Video courtesy pgatour.com)

Professional

  • Driving distance 2015: 298.7 yards (first on Champions Tour)
  • Scoring average 2015: 69.88 (first)
  • Career Champions Tour earnings: $6,221,573
  • Career highlights: Has seven Champions Tour victories, including three in 2013. He has 14 PGA Tour victories, including three in 2008.

Note: Stats through June 10

Personal

  • Height: 6-foot-2
  • Weight: 205
  • Year turned pro: 1982
  • Birthplace: Elizabethtown, Ky.
  • Birth date: Aug. 10, 1960
  • College: Western Kentucky
  • Did you know? Perry is an avid fan of drag racing – and 1968 Camaros, according to pgatour.com.
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