Perry Wins Buick Open

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

GRAND BLANC, Mich. (AP) -- Kenny Perry joined a short list of multiple champions at the 50th Buick Open.
Perry shot a 6-under 66 on Sunday to finish at 19-under 269, one shot better than Woody Austin, who blew the tournament and $900,000 by bogeying the last two holes, and Bubba Watson, who missed a 12-footer on the final green.
Vijay Singh has three victories at Warwick Hills, while Tiger Woods, Julius Boros, Tony Lema and now Perry have won twice.
Perry, who won in 2001 at Warwick Hills, has 11 victories on the PGA Tour, including the Memorial earlier this month.
Austin and Watson shot 69s. Bob Tway (65), Ken Duke (67) and Matt Jones (67) finished another stroke behind at 17 under.
Perry had a bogey-eagle-bogey-birdie stretch that dropped him from the lead and pulled him back into a tie with Austin at the 16th.
Austin moved ahead with by curling a 9-footer in at the 16th, then fell back into a tie by missing a 13-foot putt for par on the next hole.
Perry missed a 34-footer for birdie on the 18th hole, giving Austin a chance to go back atop the leaderboard in the next group.
Austin, though, left himself with a 63-foot putt and he ran it past the hole. Then, he missed an 18-footer that gave Perry the lead.
Watson had a chance to force at least an extra hole despite a hooked tee shot by remarkably punching the ball onto the green to set up a makable putt that he was inches from making.


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