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July 10 2010

5:29 PM

Perry finally finds a putter

Ever since Kenny Perry broke his Ping Craz-E putter in the beginning of the season, he’s been searching for new one. Saturday, he put a Bobby Grace model into play and it’s obviously getting the job done -- Perry had six birdies, no bogeys and shot 65, taking 28 putts (1.625 per green in regulation) along the way.

That not only moved Perry 48 spots up the leaderboard, it’s given him some much-needed confidence.

“I've made 14 out of 15 cuts, but I cannot seem to get competitive,” Perry said. “I'm always finishing 20th to 60th each week. So this is a step in the right direction, especially getting ready to head to the British.”

Perry has just one top-10 this season and that came back at the season-opening SBS Championship. At last week’s Travelers Championship, where he was the defending champion, he barely made the cut then finished near the bottom of the leaderboard after rounds of 73 on the weekend.

“I just have to find something I'm comfortable with,” Perry said about his ongoing putter search. “I've had everybody sending me putters. It's incredible how many people have sent me putters. I've got a houseful right now.”

For now, he seems to have found at least one that works. -- Brian Wacker

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