Perry eyes another taste of 2008 magic at Valhalla




LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kenny Perry figures he’s just about due for another emotional uptick at Valhalla Golf Club.

It was at the Jack Nicklaus layout that Perry lost in a playoff to Mark Brooks in the 1996 PGA Championship, the first of several major championship disappointments in a career that includes 14 victories on the regular tour.

And it was also at Valhalla that Perry captured 212 critical points in the United States’ stirring victory over Europe in the 2008 Ryder Cup matches.

Now the 50-year-old wants to capture the Senior PGA Championship on the same course, and touch off another wild party with family, friends and neighbors.

It won’t be easy. The field is first rate, including defending champion Tom Lehman and luminaries such as Tom Watson, Hale Irwin, Nick Price and Mark O’Meara.