Kenny Perry makes the cut in his home state
By Bernie D'Amato under PGA Championship


Valhalla Golf Club is a very special place to Kenny Perry. At Valhalla, Perry experienced the lows of losing in a playoff to Mark Brooks for the 1996 PGA Championship, and he experienced the highs of hugging his Dad after helping the U.S. win the 2008 Ryder Cup.

Perry was given an exemption by the PGA of America to tee it up at Valhalla one last time, and he will play the weekend after shooting a 69 in the second round for a 36-hole total of one-under par.

The 53-year-old resident of Franklin, Kentucky said, “I don’t know if I’m in good position, but I made the cut and get to play on the weekend which is a treat. That’s all I tried to do this week was to play well enough to get to the weekend.”

Perry made the turn at three-under, but cooled off on the front nine (his back nine) for a two-under 69. He will turn 54 on Sunday, and will have the opportunity to celebrate in style.

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–Bernie D’Amato (@bdamato711)