Kenny Perry is ready to call it a career on the PGA Tour.
After missing the cut at the Memorial Tournament on Friday in Dublin, Ohio, by a shot, Perry said he was retiring after 30 years on the PGA Tour to focus on the Champions Tour, where he has won seven times since turning 50 four years ago.
“I didn’t have any sad emotions. I just had a lot of good feeling emotions. And that tells me I’m ready to step away,” Perry said after his Friday round, according to Golf Channel. “I had my time. I had 30 years out here on the Tour.”
Perry took a one-time exemption to play the PGA Tour in 2015 to, as he told GNN, say thank you to fans and tournaments that helped make his career. Memorial was the first tournament Perry won back in 1991. It only made sense, then, for Perry to make this, his ninth PGA Tour start of the season, his last.
“All I wanted to do was come here and say thanks to (host) Jack (Nicklaus),” Perry said. “I wanted to come up and shake his hand, sit and talk to him a little bit in there. That’s been awesome.”