May 22 2010
Because he's had such a bad year -- by his standards, anyway -- Kenny Perry was well under the radar before this week. His only top-10 of the year remains the tie for sixth he posted in the winners-only SBS Championship in the season opener, where he famously broke his putter five minutes before his tee time. In short, it's been that kind of year for the Kentuckian.
But even as he approaches his 50th birthday, he's still one of the best drivers off the golf ball on the planet -- he ranks fifth in Total Driving -- and that is definitely an advantage on the 7,166-yard TPC Four Seasons.
Perry is 5 under for the day through 13 holes and sits just one shot off the lead. He's made just three bogeys all week -- none on Saturday -- and his personal highlight came on Friday when he jarred his approach shot on the 435-yard 10th for his seventh eagle of the year.