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  • April 22, 2019
    OMAHA, Neb. -- Kenny Perry is getting the hang of these majors. He only wishes it had happened sooner. Perry completed a masterful performance with a 7-under 63 on Sunday that gave him a five-shot win over Fred Funk in the U.S. Senior Open. The 52-year-old Kentuckian won his second straight senior major with a flurry. His 64-63 finish and the 10-shot deficit he overcame after 36 holes set tournament records. His 13-under total of 267 matched the lowest four-round score. "It all came together. Why, after all these years?" Perry said. "Here I am, (almost) 53 years old, and it finally came together for me." On the regular tour, Perry won 14 times but was best known for collapses in the 2009 Masters and 1996 PGA Championship. Those memories haunted him again in May when he squandered a three-shot lead with six holes to play in the Senior PGA Championship and lost by two to Kohki Idoki. Just as he did two weeks ago in the Senior Players Championship at Fox Chapel, Pa., where he won by two shots over Fred Couples and Duffy Waldorf, Perry came from well behind to win in the hills and heat at the par-70 Omaha Country Club. "This is by far the biggest tournament I ever won," Perry said. "I lost the playoff at the Masters and the PGA playoff. I didnt get the job done. Now to have a USGA title, its an Open, its our Open, its what the players play for. "To finally get it, even though its a Senior Open, I still regard it as a very high honour." Perry, who started Sunday two shots behind leader Michael Allen, was in front to stay after he birdied the second and third holes and Allen bogeyed the third. Perrys 63 matched Allens Friday score for best round of the tournament and was the best ever in a U.S. Senior Open final round. "He put it to us," Funk said. "Six under yesterday, seven today, back-to-back. Its kind of what he did two weeks ago at Fox Chapel. He just smoked the field on the weekend. He just lapped us." Perry made par over the last three holes. A wide smile crossed his face as he tapped in for par on 18. He dropped his putter, raised both arms and waved his visor to the gallery. Perry is the ninth player to win consecutive senior majors. He said he wouldnt go for three in a row. Hes staying home to rest rather than play the British Senior Open in two weeks. Perry had six birdies and one bogey on his way to a 5-under 30 on the front nine Sunday. He started a run of four straight birdies when he blasted out of the sand to within 5 feet on No. 6. By the time he made the turn, he was three shots ahead of the fading Allen. Things momentarily got interesting when Rocco Mediate made a 10-foot putt on No. 15 for his third straight birdie to get within two shots. Over on the par-5 14th, Perry was buried in the left rough. He chipped into the fairway and was left with 130 yards to the pin. He knocked his wedge within a foot, yelling "Be right" as his ball plopped onto the green and rolled toward the cup. After the tap-in, another birdie on No. 15 and Mediates bogey on 16, Perrys lead was up to five and he was well on his way to his fourth win since he joined the Champions Tour in 2010. Perry said Mediates late run helped him keep his focus. "I was like, Oh, oh, weve got to keep going. Weve got to put the hammer down and work on out, " Perry said. "Sometimes when you get leads, you kind of hang onto that lead. I didnt want that cushion. I wanted to push it on out there. I wanted a five-shot lead coming down to the last hole." Funk, the 2009 champion, was runner-up for the second straight year and third time since 2008. He was tied with Perry after the third round but couldnt make much headway, shooting a final-round 68. Mediate (66) and Corey Pavin (67) tied for third at 7-under 273. The 54-year-old Allen needed acupuncture treatments for a pinched nerve in his neck to be able to play the last three rounds. His five-shot lead through 36 holes was the largest in tournament history. He followed his course-record 63 on Friday with a pair of 72s that left him in fifth place. "Todays round was probably the greatest round Ive ever played," Perry said. "I just was spot on with all my irons. I putted like Ben Crenshaw. Its just been a remarkable month. Ive had a great run." Air Max 270 Sale Nz . -- If this was Aaron Gordons final home game at Arizona, and it almost certainly was, then he went out in style. Air Max 270 Nz . Arsenal failed to take full advantage of its main rivals stumbles on Saturday as substitute Gerard Deulofeu levelled with a hard shot from a tight angle in the 84th minute to give Everton a deserved point. Ahead of a crucial fortnight that will see them play against Napoli in the Champions League, Manchester City and Chelsea, Arsenal leads by five points ahead of Liverpool and Chelsea. . -- Nate Robinson has played for seven teams, so beating one of them is no longer a rare occurrence. Air Max 270 Wholesale . LOUIS -- Heading into the final stretch of the season, the issues for the Chicago Bears banged-up defence only seem to be getting worse. Air Max 270 Clearance . Isner, ranked No. 14, won his eighth career singles title and took the title in New Zealand for the second time after his victory in 2010. The match was similar to Isners quarterfinal victory over fifth-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber which went to three sets, all tiebreaks and contained no breaks of serve. NEW YORK -- Trying to make a push in the crowded NL playoff race, the New York Mets plan to skip struggling right-hander Jacob deGrom the next time through the rotation.The team said it hadnt decided who will start in deGroms place Monday night against Miami, another club in the wild-card hunt. New York manager Terry Collins rattled off several potential candidates Friday, including Sean Gilmartin, Logan Verrett, Gabriel Ynoa and Rafael Montero.The latter three are in the minors. Rookie right-hander Seth Lugo, who earned his first major league win Thursday night at St. Louis, is scheduled to face the Marlins on Tuesday.The 2014 NL Rookie of the Year, deGrom is 7-7 with a 2.96 ERA in 143 innings. He had been on an extended roll, lowering his ERA to 2.29, before getting rocked for 13 runs and 25 hits over 9 2/3 innings in his last two outings, against San Francisco and St. Louis.Of course I want to be out there, but these past few I havent helped the team very much, so if thats in the best interest, then thats the plan we just have to go with, deGrom said. I want to be out there, but I think this is going to help me in the long run.The Mets pointed out that deGrom has responded well to time off in the past and they think a brief break will help him correct a mechanical flaw theyve discovered in his delivery.Falling over towards the first base side again. Arm slots 2 inches higher and 2 inches more toward first, so that tells me Im falling off that way, he said. That makes my stuff flat in the zone. I battled it early this year; I felt like I got it right. I dont know if I was just trying to do too much out there and started leaning back a little bit or what.I think were going back to the drawing board and try to get it where I need it to be, deGrom added. Ive been battling it all year. So, I hope this is an easy fix, but well try to get it right in these next few dayys.ddddddddddddStill, the move was somewhat surprising considering the defending NL champions already were piecing together the back end of a banged-up rotation.Steven Matz, sidelined with tightness in his pitching shoulder, played catch Friday and is slated to throw off a mound Sunday. If all goes well, the lefty could come off the 15-day disabled list Wednesday to start against Miami.Matt Harvey is out for the season following thoracic outlet syndrome surgery, and right-hander Robert Gsellman is scheduled to make his first major league start Sunday against the Phillies.In other news, second baseman Neil Walker was activated from the paternity leave list and batted cleanup against Philadelphia in the opener of a 10-game homestand. Walker and his wife, Niki, welcomed a baby girl named Nora on Tuesday.Its certainly amazing, Walker said. Supercedes any type of personal accomplishments that you ever come across. Thats very interesting when you see your kid for the first time. Its a pretty special moment. So Im looking forward to spending a lot more time with her as the season goes along and as the offseason goes along.I was certainly sad to leave this morning, he added. But Im back here ready to work, ready to get back to the grind here and push these last several weeks and start reaching our goal.To open a roster spot, New York optioned infielder T.J. Rivera to Triple-A Las Vegas.Right fielder Jay Bruce was back in the lineup after missing Thursday nights victory in St. Louis. Bruce left Wednesday nights game with cramping in his right calf.Collins said the Mets wanted to put Bruce through some pregame drills Friday to make sure he was healthy enough to play. Bruce struck out all four times he came to bat, drawing boos from the home crowd. ' ' '