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Perry claims Buick Open success

FINAL LEADERBOARD: (US unless stated)
-19 K Perry -18 W Austin, B Watson -17 K Duke, M Jones, B Tway -16 B Gay, L Glover -15 J Rollins, F Jacobson (Swe), D Hart

Kenny Perry with the Buick Open trophy
Perry is set to be part of the US Ryder Cup team in September

American Kenny Perry claimed his second title of the year thanks to a final-hole bogey by Woody Austin at the Buick Open in Michigan.

Perry finished with a final round of 66 for a 19-under total but Austin had two bogeys in his final two holes to see his hopes of victory disappear.

He missed an 18-foot par putt at the 18th to force a play-off.

Bubba Watson also had a chance to make the play-off but he left a 12-foot putt just inches from the hole.

Austin had moved into contention with birdies at 12, 13, 14 and 16 but he finished with a four-under 68 to share second with Watson.

Perry also struggled on the back nine with a bogey, eagle, bogey, birdie run from the 13th but held on for a one-shot victory and his second Buick Open title to move him a step closer to qualifying for the US Ryder Cup team.


"I still can't believe I won. I feel like I need to go make a birdie out there to go win this tournament," Perry said.

"I had multiple wins in '03, '05 and '08. My forties have been pretty good for me."

Third-round leader Daniel Chopra finished with a final round of 75 to finish on 13-under in a tie for 17th place.

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