AND AN ATHLETE WHO LOVES MILWAUKEE
DON'T KILL KENNY!
Let me get this straight.
A number of writers think more golfers should play different venues, or more tournaments on the PGA tour.
Most athletes are applauded and praised for their loyalty, and rightfully so, ripped for selfishness or going back on their word.
And in any sport, isn't the idea to win not only tournaments or games, but championships as well, and go where you feel you have the best chance to do that?
So why on earth is this man getting killed? Please national fish hacks, don't kill Kenny!
Kenny Perry is the hottest golfer with the most earnings on tour this year, not named Tiger. And a long time ago, he agreed to play in Milwaukee at the U.S. Bank Championship.
Well, low and behold, he wins 3 of the last 5 tourneys, and everyone wants him to play the British Open.
Most golfers would bow to the pressure. Yeah, I'll go try and win a major, even if I'll be miserable over there and have hardly any shot of doing it. Hey, even Madison's own Jerry Kelly skipped across the pond for the second year in row.
But God bless Kenny Perry. He's a man of his word, and decided to stay committed to Brown Deer Park.
And as usual, some scribes who either have never been here, or were only here for one visit, proceeds to rip Kenny, us and anybody within miles of here.
Well, Kenny fires back, saying "I think you need players like me to play in small markets like this. I wanted to honor my commitment, and they've been good to me. I just don't get it. I don't know why they're rippin' me when I committed to this earlier in the year, and then all of the sudden I'm suppose to dump you. I don't understand it, you answer that question."
I certainly will Kenny. Don't worry about those clowns. They're the same ones that will rip Tiger for playing selected tournaments, yet rip you for coming here. Kenny Perry is a top ten machine here...as Tournament Director Dan Croak says, "there are horses for courses."
Perry has his eye on the Ryder Cup team. He can build Fed Ex Cup points. He knows he can win here. And yes, he's a man of his word, even though he admitted he was nervous when he teed off in the first round, thinking about those that criticized him.
A guy like this, I'll pull for every day of the week. Kenny, thank you for making Milwaukee matter, while a major goes on half a world away. And national writers, please leave Kenny and us alone...I'll use your articles as fish wrap from now on.
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