Posted August 11, 2014 on AP on Fox

ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 27: Kenny Perry plays a bunker shot on the eighth hole during the final round of THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola, the final event of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup, at East Lake Golf Club on September 27, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
  For Kenny Perry, it was quite a party. When he arrived at Valhalla Golf Club, there was a banner laid out on a table in the clubhouse for everyone to sign. ''HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KP,'' it said. Then Perry, who turned 54 on Sunday, shot his best round of the week, a 3-under-par 68 that left him a respectable 10 shots behind winner Rory McIlroy in a tie for 27th place. ''I've never heard `Happy Birthday' sung so many times,'' said Perry, a native Kentuckian and big crowd favorite all week. ''Every hole. Poor Luke (Donald, his playing partner) was like, `Did you tweet out that it was your birthday today or how did everybody know?' It was funny. It was pretty special. I had huge galleries. A pretty neat way to go out.'' Perry, who lost the PGA Championship in a playoff the first time it was held at Valhalla in 1996, received a special invitation into the tournament from the PGA of America. That was only appropriate, given his long ties to the club. In addition to his bitter defeat, he expe...
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