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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Perry failed to hit his trademark hot streak last season and as a result had his worst season since 2006. Normally you could just explain his 2010 performance as a fluke, but you have to factor Perry's age into the equation as he turned 50 last season. Perry will play some on the Champions Tour this season, but he remains focused on the PGA TOUR. Although the number of events might drop for Perry this season, his play during those events should improve from a disappointing 2010 season. Perry is usually strong in three of the four core categories with the exception of putting. During years when Perry plays well, his putting is solid; years like last season, his putting is well off.
Doubting Kenny Perry the last five years has not proved to be a fruitful endeavor. Though he does not possess the physical skills of his competitors, Perry has greatly exceeded expectations recently. However, Perry will turn 50 near the end of the 2010 season, and even the best players in the world almost often regress with age. Perry doesn't appear to be slowing down, but the drop-off can happen quickly when it occurs. For instance, Fred Funk went from Players Champion to Champions' Tour regular in a matter of only two years. Perry's decline might not be as sharp as others', but it is coming, and it is coming soon. Perry, who ranked 14th at the end of 2008, moved up to 10th in the final 2009 Official World Golf Rankings.
Kenny Perry left it all out on the table last season. The question this year is motivation. To get into the top-5, which he did last year; you have to have that extra gear. Perry showed that he had that gear last year, but there was extra motivation involved. Perry is a talented player who can play with anyone when he's on, but a repeat of his 2008 performance is unlikely.
Those that had Kenny Perry on their roster last season spent a long time waiting for that trade mark hot streak of his to kick in, and it never did. Perry came into 2007 off an injury filled 2006 season which meant he was a steal in salary cap leagues. The only problem is, he never found his pre-2006 form last season. Perhaps he wasn't 100 percent last year. If that is that case, then he is again a good value for 2008.
There are players each year that find themselves low on the money list because of injury, and that certainly is the case with Perry. Perry missed two months in the middle of the season last year and his numbers suffered. Perry is a must in salary cap leagues.
Is this the year Kenny Perry comes back to Earth? For some reason every year when I sit down to write my preview I have doubts about Perry. I can't explain it, I've seen Perry at his best, and when he gets it going, he is one of the best players on the planet. I still have my doubts however when it comes to the price tag for this season. Perry won twice last year, had seven top-10s and rarely missed the cut. Why the anguish? Well, he is getting up there in age, he'll turn 46 in August. That's not really it though. Ask yourself, "Is this guy going to get hot at some point this year?" To pay $3.6 million, you'd better hope he does, not only once but a few times. Perry probably has one good run in him this year, but no more than that, which makes him a questionable pick.
More Fantasy News
Perry is in the field for The Players Championship.
Perry is in the field for the Franklin Templeton Shootout, a two-player team competition, this week.
Perry withdrew from the Arnold Palmer Invitational after completing his opening round.
Perry withdrew from the Deutsche Bank Championship on Wednesday and, in doing so, also removes himself from the remaining events. In the FedEx Cup playoffs there are no alternates so this week's field will be 99 players.