Kenny Perry Didn’t Blow It And Won The 2009 Payne Stewart Award
Kenny Perry has been honored with the 2009 Payne Stewart Award, awarded annually “to a player sharing Stewart’s respect for the traditions of the game and his commitment to uphold golf’s heritage of charitable support.” The award, named after the three-time major winner who died in a plane crash in 1999, has been given in previous years to Byron Nelson, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Ben Crenshaw, Nick Price, Tom Watson, Jay Haas, Brad Faxon, Gary Player, Hal Sutton and Davis Love III.
“There is no greater honor for a professional golfer than to receive the Payne Stewart Award,” said Perry, 49.
“Payne personified all the virtues the game of golf can teach us so being recognized as a person who is worthy of an award created in his memory is incredibly humbling. This award is and will always be one of my greatest accomplishments.”
But I thought all of those guys in the FedEx Cup commercials say that winning the Cup is what every professional golfer aspires to. Liars!
Perry donates 5% of his winnings to a university scholarship fund, so getting recognized with such an honor is well-deserved. In a statement, Tour Comissioner Tim Finchem said, “”Kenny embodies all of the qualities this award represents in his character, passion for growing the game of golf and commitment to charitable giving.”
A congratulations goes out to Kenny Perry on a job well done. But if you ask me, Kenny already hit the jackpot landing his MILF-y wife, Sandy. Perry definitely outdrove his usual distance on that one. Nice little pooper on her, that’s for sure. Maybe I’ll look her up when he’s at the awards banquet.
Nah, just kidding. But in all seriousness, I wonder if Perry receives anything other than the recognition. It would be nice if he got something for receiving the Payne Stewart Award. You know, like a trip to Dallas on a private learjet…
Oooooh…you didn’t think I was going to go there but I did!
Perry wins 2009 Payne Stewart Award [Reuters]