Perry widespread during US Senior Open win

TOURNAMENT NOTEBOOK

Kenny Perry, 65-64-67-68 – 264 (-16)

• Finished with a bogey-free 2-under-par 68 to finish with 4 rounds in a 60s on his approach to a title. He is a initial personality to post 4 rounds in a 60s given Roger Chapman in 2012. The bogey-free spin was a initial by a personality given Bernhard Langer in 2010.
• His 72-hole sum of 264 set a new U.S. Senior Open record for a lowest score, 72 holes. The prior low was 267 by Hale Irwin (2000) and Perry (2013).
• His 72-hole sum of 16-under-par was a third many strokes underneath standard in contest history. Fred Funk (20-under-par in 2009) and Hale Irwin (17-under-par in 2000) are initial and second, respectively.
• Wins this eventuality for a second time after claiming a 2013 U.S. Senior Open during Omaha Country Club on a strength of weekend rounds of 64-63.
• With his ninth PGA TOUR Champions win, he earns a first-place check for $720,000, a largest check he’s warranted on Tour and he moves into second place in a season-long Charles Schwab Cup competition with $1,225,385.
• Victory was also his fourth vital pretension on Tour. In further to his dual U.S. Senior Open victories, he also won a 2014 Regions Tradition
• Hit 45 of 56 fairways (80.4%), 59 of 72 greens in law (81.9%) and had 116 putts (29.0).
• Becomes a sixth actor to win this eventuality dual or some-more times, fasten Jack Nicklaus, Hale Irwin, Gary Player, Allen Doyle and Miller Barber, a usually three-time champion.
• Earns a berth in subsequent year’s U.S. Open during Shinnecock Hills GC in New York.
 
Kirk Triplett, 62-67-66-71 – 266 (-14)

• A delayed start valid dear as he was three-over standard after 9 holes and trailed by 4 strokes during a turn. Rebounded on a behind nine, finishing two-under-par, though a closest he would get was dual strokes behind Perry after his birdie on No. 16.
• His 72-hole sum of 266 was a lowest measure by a non-winner in contest history. The prior symbol was 270 by Bruce Fleisher in 2000 during Saucon Valley CC.
• Earns a check for $432,000, his largest on PGA TOUR Champions and it increasing his deteriorate gain to $788,276.
• Earlier in a tournament, his 54-hole sum of 195 was a lowest measure for a initial 54 holes in contest story that pennyless Olin Browne’s record of 198 (15-under-par) during a 2012 championship. Tied a contest record on Thursday with his opening-round 8-under-par 62 and his 36-hole measure of 11-under-par 129 pennyless Michael Allen’s symbol set in 2013 during Omaha CC.  
• One of 12 players to have won on a PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions and a Web.com Tour.
• Earned a grade in Civil Engineering from a University of Nevada where he was a teammate of Michael Allen.
 
Tournament notes

• Bernhard Langer remained atop a standings in a Charles Schwab Cup competition with $1,815,666. Kenny Perry changed into second place with $1,225,385. Fred Couples is now third with $1,103,147.  
• Brandt Jobe’s third-place finish continued his plain play in a final few weeks. After posting an 8-under-par 62 on Saturday, he followed with a 70 on Sunday. Jobe was T8 during a KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship and dual weeks after won a Principal Charity Classic. He has now posted a top-10 finish in 5 of 8 vital championships given fasten PGA TOUR Champions in 2016.  
• Glen Day finished sixth, his best display in a PGA TOUR Champions vital championship after a closing-round 3-under-par 67. Earlier this year he was T10 during a Regions Tradition.  
• Bernhard Langer fell brief in his bid for his third true vital championship in 2017, finishing T18. Langer trailed Kirk Triplett, a 36-hole personality by only 3 strokes during a mid point, though fell out of row on a weekend, personification his final 36 holes during 6-over-par (72-74).
• Bernhard Langer’s T18 finish was his misfortune bid in a vital championship given he was T23 during a 2010 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship.
• Fred Couples’ initial coming in a U.S. Senior Open given 2013 resulted in a T4 finish.
• Scott Verplank continued his stellar play. He followed his second-place bid during final week’s American Family Insurance Championship with a T7 finish here. It was his third uninterrupted top-10 finish and fourth altogether this year. He had only dual top-10 finishes a prior dual years.  
• It should come as no warn that hole No. 2 during Salem Country Club is now a many formidable hole on PGA TOUR Champions this year with an normal measure of 4.477 (+.477). There were only 10 birdies during a event, including one in a opening spin and dual in any of a weekend rounds. It was converted to a par-4 this year from a par-5.
• The scoring normal for a eventuality was 71.988, including 36.106 on a front 9 and 35.882 on a behind nine. While hole No. 2 was a many difficult, Nos. 18 and 17 ranked dual and 3 in that category. Sunday’s final-round scoring normal was 71.787.

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