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Perry's Fairway to Heaven

Takaaki Iwabu/Charlotte Observer

When golfer Kenny Perry got news of his sister Kay's death late Saturday in a Nashville, Tenn., hospital, he prepared to withdraw from the SAS Championship.

"My dad (Kenneth) and I talked by phone, and he talked me into staying," Perry said.

After rounds of 66 and 69, Perry had a share of the lead following Saturday's play at Prestonwood Country Club. His tee time, along with fellow 36-hole leaders John Huston and Nick Price, was 12:03 p.m. Sunday.

"I wanted to come home, but he wanted me to stay. It was a long night, didn't sleep a lot.

"Dad told me to stay and represent Kay."

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