Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

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Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Golf Roundup

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Perry moves into lead in Champions Tour major

Kenny Perry's driver is sailing long and true again, just like the one he used to win two major championships last year.

Perry shot a 3-under 69 on Saturday at Shoal Creek to take a one- stroke lead over John Inman after the third round of the Regions Tradition in Birmingham, Ala.

He is seeking his third Champions Tour major title after winning the Senior Players Championship and U.S. Senior Open in consecutive tour starts last year.

Perry switched drivers after his first-round 72. The one he used to win both majors last year was destroyed on a flight from New York to Seattle for the Boeing Classic last August when the airline "killed it."

"I've struggled ever since," Perry said. "I did win the AT&T at the end of last year to hang on and win the Charles Schwab Cup, but I didn't really play great and I haven't played very well this year either.

"I've been fighting driver woes so hopefully this is a turn in the right direction and this driver's going to solve my problems. …

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