Perry sets new course recordPublished 4:30pm Sunday, May 27, 2012
BENTON HARBOR – At least for a while, Kenny Perry is the all-time Senior PGA Championship and Harbor Shores record holder with a 62.
Perry, who started the final round of the 73rd Senior PGA Championship 1-over par, collected eight birdies, eight pars and an eagle on his way to the record.
The previous record was 63 by Buck White in 1961 and Arnold Palmer in 1984.
“Birdied the first two holes right out of the gate and I’m in that, I’m in at 1-over thinking I’m just trying to figure out a way to get better,” Perry said. “Made a swing change two days ago, actually I had the flu the week prior to coming here. I couldn’t practice, so I was kind of out of sorts when I got here. And I just got better each day.
“On Friday afternoon I made a swing change. I started taking the club back more inside, just something as simple as that and I started hitting it perfect with the driver. And the irons got good again. And I opened up with two birdies right out of the hopper and eagled the fifth hole and birded eight, nine and 10, and off to the races I was going.”