Kohki Idoki's eyes welled with tears as he putted for the Senior PGA Championship, and again in the interview room Sunday. Everything about his first appearance in the event, and first trip to the United States, was perfect.
''It is one of the greatest things to win in this game, so I cannot imagine more,'' Idoki said Sunday through a translator. ''I can't believe that I am the champion.''
Kenny Perry can't believe he let another major tournament title slip away.
''Well, it was going good for the first 13 holes or whatever,'' Perry said.
Idoki erased a five-stroke deficit against a fading Perry with room to spare, charging to a two-stroke victory at Bellerive Country Club.
It was the third bitter final-round major tournament failure for the 52-year-old Perry, who led by three strokes with six holes to play but settled for a share of second place with Jay Haas.
Perry spoke briefly after trudging off the 18th green, noting that he'd been ''shell shocked'' by his crucial double b...