ST. LOUIS -- Kenny Perry had all the momentum in the world after the fifth hole at Bellerive. He had just birdied for the third time and was 13 under par with a three stroke lead during the final round of the Senior PGA Championship.
Then he started hole six. Which ended in a bogey.
"I can't play that hole to save my neck," Perry said.
After six straight pars the 52-year old would double bogey 13, drop a couple more strokes on 16 and 17 and ultimately settle for second place.
Meanwhile, Japan's Kohki Idoki was putting the finishing touches on a final round 65. That's the second best final round score for a champion in the history of the tournament. Perry says for pretty much the entire round he had no idea Idoki - who began the day at just five under par - was even a threat to pass him.
"Not until I got to 16 and saw that he was at (minus) 11 and I was like 'where'd he come from?'," Perry said. "I saw him around nine and wasn't paying a lot of attention to the board and then when I saw him at (minus) 11 I was like good grief I went from two up to two down in a hurry."
Perry says he's just thrilled to play here and plans on moving on without dwelling on what could have been at Bellerive this weekend.