Perry downs Langer in AT&T playoff

San Antonio, TX ( - Kenny Perry rolled in a 9-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole Sunday to defeat Bernhard Langer and win the AT&T Championship.

Perry and Langer both closed with 5-under 67s after being among five co- leaders entering the final round. They ended at 13-under-par 203

The pair returned to the 18th hole and both found the fairway off the tee. Langer missed the green right with his approach and chipped to about eight feet.

Perry dropped his second shot nine feet from the hole, on nearly the same line as his par putt on the 18th green in regulation. The two-time major winner this year poured in the birdie effort to beat Langer and earn his third title of the season.

Colin Montgomerie, who along with Anders Forsbrand and Mike Goodes shared the second-round lead with Perry and Langer, birdied five of the first six holes. However, the Scotsman mixed four bogeys and two birdies over the final nine holes for a 3-under 69. That left him tied for third with Kirk Triplett (68) and Fred Funk (67) at minus-11.

Forsbrand managed a 1-under 71 to slip into a share of sixth at 9-under 207. He was joined there by Russ Cochran (69) and John Riegger (67).

Goodes struggled to a 3-over 75 on the AT&T Canyons Course at TPC San Antonio. He finished in a tie for 18th a minus-5.



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