Kenny Perry has been dominating on the Champions Tour, and his victory at the 2013 U.S. Senior Open qualified him for this week’s U.S. Open. Perry showed he can still play with the best by making the cut, and he also got a couple back with a hole out for eagle on 14.
Perry described the shot after his round, “I’m in a bunker, I hit a poor 5-wood off the tee and this came out perfect and it looked, I thought it was going to go over the green and then all of a sudden people started jumping up in the air and it had perfect speed on it. That’s the longest shot I’ve ever made ever in my life, period, from 220 out of a bunker with a hybrid.”
The 53-year-old also spoke about the difficulty of the course set up in the third round, “I tell you what, it’s, it was a golf course of 18 of the toughest pins I’ve ever seen. It was probably the hardest set up I’ve ever experienced in a major championship. Meaning that you had to be spot on with your irons, there was no room for error, right, left, you had to basically kind of play short and up to everything.”
He added that firing at pins was not a good option, “Every time I got a little aggressive it went a little long and went off the swale and I’m struggling to make par. I was 7-over after seven today and I hadn’t hit it that poorly. I missed a couple that looked okay and next thing I know I’m way off in a swale and I’m struggling to make a bogey. I made two doubles. But then I played, I made an eagle, I holed a long shot and made a couple birdies, so I made a respectable score.”
Perry shot a 74 in the third round, and is currently T42 (+7) for the championship.
Here is the video of the spectacular, awesome, amazing, unbelievable hole out, courtesy of NBC Sports: