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Perry holds nerve to win play-off

FINAL LEADERBOARD:
-14 K Perry (US), C Hoffman (US) - Perry wins play-off -13 K Na (US) -12 J Nitties (US), D Toms (US) Selected others: -6 L Donald (GB)
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Kenny and Sandy Perry
Perry is embraced by his wife Sandy after clinching victory

Kenny Perry overcame a stumbling finish to clinch his 13th PGA Tour title in a play-off for FBR Open in Phoenix.

Perry, 48, who squandered a one-stroke lead with a bogey at the last, held off Charley Hoffman by sinking a 22-foot birdie putt at the third extra hole.

He and fellow American Hoffman had both finished on 14 under par after 72 holes at the TPC Scottsdale in Arizona.

"I always felt very comfortable on this golf course but I didn't putt well these last two days," Perry said.

"I was just off this weekend on the speed of the greens. My motto was: 'Stay patient, just hang in there and don't make any bogeys'.

"It looked like a wounded duck most of the time, but what a great way to win."

606: DEBATE

Perry, who won three times on last year's PGA Tour to book his place on the triumphant US Ryder Cup team, dedicated his victory to his ailing parents.

His father, who has been in and out of hospital for the last month, has just had two stents put into his heart while his mother is suffering from multiple myeloma cancer.

"I hope they were feeling well and I hope they were watching today (on TV)," said the Kentucky native.

"I thought about them all week. I can't wait to call Dad in a few minutes and find out how he's feeling. Hopefully this will pump him up."

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