29_35x90 knx_35x90

Latest Sports

Perry Beats Langer To Win AT&T Championship

View Comments
(credit: Michael Cohen/Getty Images)

(credit: Michael Cohen/Getty Images)

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up
Lakers Photos
Lakers vs. FC Barcelona The Los Angeles Lakers face off with Pau Gasol’s former team and European Champions FC Barcelona on October 7, 2010. Nike's House of Hoops In Barcelona and Basketball Clinic Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol go against Ricky Rubio and Juan Carlos Navarro on a 2-on-2 game Lakers Travel To London Pilots hold up a Lakers flag before the Los Angeles Lakers travel to London at LAX on September 30, 2010, in Los Angeles, California. Barcelona Goes Crazy For The Lakers The Lakers arrived in Barcelona, Spain to huge crowds and lots of media at their practice inside Palau Blaugrana stadium. Lakers star Pau Gasol is from Spain.

   SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kenny Perry made a 10-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff with Bernhard Langer on Sunday to win the Champions Tour’s AT&T Championship.

Perry and Langer each shot 5-under 67 to finish at 13-under 203 on TPC San Antonio’s AT&T Canyons Course. Perry saved par on the final hole of regulation with an 18-foot par putt.

“I made clutch putts just to even hang in there with him,” Perry said. “Putter saved me.”

Perry extended his lead in the Charles Schwab Cup from 494 to 612 points entering the season-ending Schwab Cup Championship next week in San Francisco. The top 30 on the money list qualified for the finale, though Perry and Langer are the only players with a shot at the $1 million annuity for the points title.

“He’s going in with a very large lead,” Langer said. “I don’t know if it’s over. Theoretically, it’s possible. I’m going to play as well as I can and see what happens.”

Perry won the Senior Players Championship and U.S. Senior Open in consecutive tour starts this summer and has five career victories on the 50-and-over circuit He won 14 times on the PGA Tour.

Fred Funk, Colin Montgomerie and Kirk Triplett tied for third, two shots back. Funk shot 67, Triplett had a 68 and Montgomerie a 69.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus