Perry, The Agony of Almost

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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- There are a lot of ways to lose the Masters, as Kenny Perry found out on a heartbreaking final Sunday at Augusta National Golf Club.

He led by two shots on the 17th tee, but bogeyed the last two holes to drop into a three-way playoff with Angel Cabrera and Chad Campbell.

On the 10th hole, the second playoff hole, after Campbell had dropped out, Perry drove left into a grove of trees. Actually, those trees are something else. They are the road to the airport. Cabrera closed out his second major championship with ease, and Perry was left shaking his head, and then shaking the winner's hand.

"It's amazing, I guess," he said.

Perry, 48, could have two major titles, but he's won none. He also lost in a playoff at the 1996 PGA Championship at...

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