JOHN DEERE CLASSIC
Perry takes Deere in 3-man playoff
SILVIS, Ill. » He never wanted to be the star, the main attraction, but Kenny Perry will have no choice if this continues. The guy who merely wanted to win enough to make the Ryder Cup team is now racking up victories at a rapid pace.
"I don't want to live in a fishbowl," he said. "I don't want Tiger status."
He's got a ways to go to get there, but he is attracting more attention than ever before.
Perry beat Brad Adamonis and Jay Williamson in a one-hole playoff to win the John Deere Classic and escape with his third victory in five starts after bogeying the 18th hole yesterday.
While Adamonis, the PGA Tour's oldest rookie at 35, and Williamson both hit approach shots into the pond on the first playoff hole, No. 18, Perry tapped in from 1 feet, 4 inches for par and the victory after his 24-footer stopped just short.