Kenny Perry Playing a Longer Driver

Kenny-Perry-Driver FARMINGDALE, N.Y.  — Just before the Masters, Kenny Perry switched to a TaylorMade R9 driver. He said it was the straightest driver he'd ever hit and nearly won the tournament using it.At Colonial a few weeks ago, he switched to the TaylorMade R9 460, which features a larger head and a greater moment of inertia.According to Wade Liles, a Tour rep for TaylorMade, because the R9 460 resists twisting on impact so well, thanks to that high MOI, Perry was able to go from a 45-inch driver to a 45 ½-inch model without losing accuracy. That may not sound like a big deal, but a longer driver should help the 48-year-old Perry hit the ball farther. With rain expected here Thursday, Friday and Saturday, those few extra yards off the tee could be precious. Follow David Dusek on Twitter (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/SI)

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