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| ||Last year, Kenny Perry tried to give away the title as he bogeyed the final
hole of regulation to fall into a tie with Charley Hoffman and force a
playoff. On the third extra hole, Perry poured in a 23-foot birdie effort to
claim his 13th PGA Tour title. He denied Hoffman his second PGA Tour win. The
playoff was not a thing of beauty as both Perry and Hoffman bogeyed the first
extra hole. Both players had birdie chances inside 20 feet on the second
playoff hole but could not covert. Perry finally won the title with a birdie
on the 17th. Perry will be joined in the field by 10 other former champions.
Three of those nine former winners own seven titles dating to 1989. Mark
Calcavecchia is a three-time winner and owns at least a piece of all the
scoring records. He blitzed the field in 2001 as he fired an 11-under 60 in
round two en route to breaking the 36-, 54- and 72-hole scoring records.
Two-time winners J.B. Holmes and Phil Mickelson, who went to nearby Arizona
State, are among 14 multiple champions in tournament history. Golf Channel
will have coverage of all four rounds starting at 4:00 p.m. (et). The PGA
Tour kicks off its Florida swing next week with the Honda Classic, where Y.E.
Yang earned his first PGA Tour title last year.