Champions Tour update: 'Kenny Perry Day' in Kentuckytext sizeKenny Perry was recognized for a tremendous season on the Champions Tour in Kentucky.December 23, 2013
By Champions Tour staff
Last Wednesday was declared “Kenny Perry Day” in the city of Bowling Green, Ky., in recognition of his two major Champions Tour victories, the Charles Schwab Cup and his Player of the Year title in 2013. Perry, a Franklin, Ky., native, was also presented with a key to the city.
The fifth annual Christmas Shopping Trip at Dick's Sporting Goods with host Champions Tour professional Joey Sindelar was held last week. Twenty kids from the Binghamton and the Western Broome Boys and Girls Clubs were given $200 apiece to shop till they drop. Each gift card came with responsibility; the kids had to watch what they were buying to make sure they stayed in their budget.
The most difficult hole outside of the five major championships in 2013 was the 453-yard, par-4 ninth hole at TPC Sugarloaf, home of the Greater Gwinnett Championship. The hole played 0.442 over par for the week of the tournament. Seven holes, all at major championship venues, ranked more difficult than No. 9 at TPC Sugarloaf, with the hardest being the 477-yard, par-4 eighth hole at Omaha CC. Only 15 birdies were made all week at the hole, which played 0.583 strokes over par during the U.S. Senior Open.
Peter Senior won the Australian Tour Championship for over-50 professionals last week. After rounds of 65-65-71, he finished 10 shots clear of his nearest rival at Byron Bay GC to claim the title for the second year in a row.
35 – The Champions Tour enters its 35th season in 2014.
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In 2014, 22 international players will have fully exempt status on the Champions Tour. Sixteen countries besides the United States are represented; they include Argentina, Australia, Canada, England, Fiji, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, Wales and Zimbabwe.
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