Sal's Stats: Breaking down the numbers from the FBR Open
October 05, 2011
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Breaking down the numbers from FBR Open
By Sal Johnson
Kenny Perry is the oldest FBR Open champion.
2009 Kenny Perry - 48 years, 5 months, 22 days
1967 Julius Boros - 46 years, 11 months, 9 days
1978 Miller Barber - 46 years, 9 months, 15 days
1985 Calvin Peete - 41 years, 6 months, 2 days
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With this win, Perry ties Julius Boros for fourth place on the list of most PGA Tour wins after the age of 40.
Vijay Singh 22 (left)
Sam Snead 17
Willie Mcfarlane 15
Kenny Perry 10
Julius Boros 10
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Perry now has four victories in his last 15 starts, going back to his win at last year's Memorial. Perry also now leads the 2009 PGA Tour money list ($1,280,968).
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Perry's opening-round 1-over 72 ties the mark for the fourth-highest, opening-round score by an FBR Open winner.
Harold McSpadden shot a 74 at Phoenix CC in 1944; Phil Mickelson (left) shot a 73 at TPC Scottsdale in 2005; Dudley Wysong shot a 73 at Phoenix CC in 1966; and Cary Middlecoff shot a 72 at Phoenix CC in 1956.
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Perry, who joined the PGA Tour in 1987, has played in 22-straight FBR Opens, dating back to 1988. Only Billy Mayfair and Mark Calcavecchia have played in all 23 FBRs at TPC Scottsdale. In looking at Perry's career at the FBR Open he now has six top-10s and 12 top-25s and 17 cuts made. His previous best finish was a tie for second in 2002.
In his 21 previous FBR starts his earnings total $1,039,898. So, he won more on Sunday ($1,080,000) than in his previous 21 starts.
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Although he was victorious, Perry did not have a great week on the greens. He took 117 putts (ranked T53) and was tied for 33rd in putting average. He was one of 12 players not to have a three putt, but on the other side, had only 25 one-putts (64th). He also only made five of 24 putts from the 10- to 25- foot range.
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