Perry, 54, finishes in fine form at PGA

August, 10, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- If this was the end of the major championship line for Kenny Perry, he finished in fine fashion at Valhalla on a course he has always loved in his native Kentucky.

Perry, 54, shot three rounds in the 60s and finished with a 68 on Sunday in the 96th PGA Championship at the venue where he lost a playoff for the 1996 PGA. He was also a member of the victorious U.S. Ryder Cup team here in 2008.

"I'm glad. I'm ready for it," said Perry, who has 14 titles on the PGA Tour and another seven on the Champions Tour. "Thirty years of trying to make 3-footers, I'm ready to do something else. It's been great. I had my time, had my chance and my opportunities. It was awesome. I enjoyed every bit of the ride.

"I'm still going to play the Champions Tour some. I will still play competitively here and there. I've got two grandkids, another one coming in February, so a lot of things are changing in the Perry household."

Perry nearly became the oldest winner of a major championship when he lost the 2009 Masters to Angel Cabrera in a playoff.

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ESPN Senior Writer