Kenny Perry: Where Was That Play Back in April?

Tom EdringtonSenior Writer IJune 29, 2009

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 12:  Kenny Perry reacts to his chip shot on the first sudden death playoff hole during the final round of the 2009 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2009 in Augusta, Georgia.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

So there was Kenny Perry, basically taking a walk in the park Sunday around TPC River Highlands and winning himself a Hartford Open.

So where was THAT Kenny Perry last April?

Where was THAT Kenny Perry the last four holes at Augusta National?

THAT Kenny Perry could have himself a Green Jacket.

Yep, there was Kenny, taking apart the easiest course on tour, shooting a 63 faster than you could say Jack Nicklaus.

There was Kenny, finishing 22 under par. Nice!

Surely that couldn't be the same Kenny that couldn't chip, couldn't putt, or couldn't hit an iron shot down the stretch at Augusta.

Sad fact, it was.

This is yet another lesson in how easy it can be to win a regular PGA Tour event and how terribly difficult it can be to win a major.

No doubt Kenny was in a happy place in his mind those last four holes at River Highlands. There he was taking down Paul Goydos, David Toms, and the rest of them.

Scores looked like the guys were playing a one-man scramble with two chances at each shot.

Nope, they were simply playing a short, not-too-difficult course without major defenses.

Another tour stop, another win for Perry.

Surely what he's doing is a wonderful thing at age 49. Awesome, in fact.

Still, didn't you think at sometime during that final round at Hartford:

"Where was this guy at Augusta?"