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Kenny Perry

Kenny Perry

Perry beats Langer in playoff in San Antonio Add to ...

SAN ANTONIO - Kenny Perry made a 10-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff with Bernhard Langer on Sunday to win the Champions Tour's AT&T Championship.

Perry and Langer each shot 5-under 67 to finish at 13-under 203 on TPC San Antonio's AT&T Canyons Course. Perry saved par on the final hole of regulation with an 18-foot par putt.

"I made clutch putts just to even hang in there with him," Perry said. "Putter saved me."

Perry extended his lead in the Charles Schwab Cup from 494 to 612 points entering the season-ending Schwab Cup Championship next week in San Francisco. The top 30 on the money list qualified for the finale, though Perry and Langer are the only players with a shot at the $1 million annuity for the points title.

"He's going in with a very large lead," Langer said. "I don't know if it's over. Theoretically, it's possible. I'm going to play as well as I can and see what happens."

Perry won the Senior Players Championship and U.S. Senior Open in consecutive tour starts this summer and has five career victories on the 50-and-over circuit He won 14 times on the PGA Tour.

Fred Funk, Colin Montgomerie and Kirk Triplett tied for third, two shots back. Funk shot 67, Triplett had a 68 and Montgomerie a 69.

Rod Spittle of Niagara Falls, Ont., shot a final round 71 to finish in a tie for 15th. The result left him 31st on the money list, just under $17,000 behind Steve Elkington, which means he fails to retain his Tour status for next year. Spittle also came up 39 points shy of qualifying for the season ending Schwab Cup Championship.

Victoria's Jim Rutledge shot a final round 70 to finish in a tie for 56th.

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