Bunker Mentality

53-year-old Perry sinks 220-yard miracle shot at US Open

Bunker Mentality

On a day in which Pinehurst struck back and beat down the world's best golfers, at least one guy went out fighting. Kenny Perry was in the "native area," 220 yards from the pin on 14, when the ol' fella reached down deep inside and turned in this beauty.

"I hit a poor 5-wood off the tee and this came out perfect," Perry said after his round. "I thought it was going to go over the green, and then all of a sudden people started jumping up in the air, and it had perfect speed on it. That's the longest shot I've ever made ever in my life, period."

Impressive stuff, all the more because of the course's setup. "It was a golf course of 18 of the toughest pins I've ever seen," Perry said. "It was probably the hardest setup I've ever experienced in a major championship. Meaning that you had to be spot on with your irons, there was no room for error."

Perry finished the round at +7, but for this hole, at least, he was flat-out perfect.

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Jay Busbee, Yahoo!

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