WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. -- Fresh off his win last weekend at the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship, Kenny Perry is giving the young whippersnappers something to think about Thursday at The Old White TPC.
The 52-year-old birdied five of his first nine holes to shoot 29 and climb the leaderboard at The Greenbrier Classic. Perry is now three strokes off the lead held jointly by Tommy Gainey and Johnson Wagner.
World Golf Hall of Famer Tom Watson, the 63-year-old pro emeritus at The Greenbrier, is also playing well. The 2014 Ryder Cup captain is 2 under through eight holes.
Perry, who had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee last spring, now has six top-10s on the Champions Tour this year, including two runners-up and one third. He opened with a 71 at Fox Chapel Golf Club last week, then shot a pair of 63s and a 64 to win his first major and third Champions Tour event.
Perry is playing in his third PGA TOUR event of the season. The 14-time TOUR champ tied for 33rd at the HP Byron Nelson Championship and missed the cut at the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance.