Kenny Perry wants to pass Sam Snead as PGA Tour's oldest winner
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Kenny Perry wants to pass Sam Snead as PGA Tour’s oldest winner

After winning three majors on the Champions Tour in four years of eligibility, Kenny Perry wants to take one more run at the PGA Tour, with the aim of becoming its oldest-ever champion.

In an interview on "Real Golf Radio" (which can be heard on GNN Radio), Perry said he aims to play more on the PGA Tour in 2014-15, using a one-time, season-long exemption available to him as one of the 25 richest players in tour history.

"I've kind of felt I've done pretty much everything I can do on the Champions Tour," said the 54-year-old Kentucky native. Perry has seven Champions Tour wins in 68 starts on the 50-plus circuit.

"I've got one last goal. I think Sam Snead was 52 [when he became] the oldest to win on the PGA event. I'm 54, so we're going to give it a shot next year."

Snead was 52 years, 10 months, 8 days old when he won the 1965 Greater Greensboro Open. Were Perry to win any PGA Tour event from here on out, he'd become the oldest champion in Tour history. Although seven of Perry's 14 PGA Tour wins came after turning 40, that's a goal Perry knows won't be easy to accomplish, but feels is worth a run.

"I may flop. I may fall flat on my face. You'll see me run back to the Champions Tour mid-season," he said, "but I'm going to see what I could do out there against the young boys."

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