Oh, now this isn't even fair. Kenny Perry, a newly minted 50, is making his Champions Tour debut this weekend at the roll-off-your-tongue-named Administaff Small Business Classic at The Woodlands Country Club in The Woodlands, Texas.
Perry is the latest golfer entering the Champions Tour, once golf's equivalent of the Old-Timer's Game, in a condition where he's, if not at the top of his game, certainly not all that far from it. Remember, he's just 18 months and one bad bounce from a victory at the Masters.
Perry joins Fred Couples and Mark Calcavecchia as golfers on the Champions Tour who still play well enough on the PGA Tour not to embarrass themselves. And Perry, who has four more years of tour exemption remaining, plans to bounce back and forth between the tours as he works toward his goal of 20 PGA Tour wins. (He currently sits at 14, with his most recent being the Travelers Championship last June.)
And before long, Perry won't be alone. Vijay Singh is within sight of 50, and believe it or not, it's "only" a decade before Phil Mickelson gets there. By then, maybe we can have that Champions/PGA Brawl to Settle it All that we've all dreamed about.
But before that happens, Kenny Perry's got some golf to play. We expect nothing less than a top-3 finish this weekend, Kenny. Have at it!