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Line shots: Kenny Perry on going top to bottom

September 26, 2008 |  6:36 pm

Kentuckian Kenny Perry was on top of the world last weekend after the U.S. won the Ryder Cup in his home state. "It made my career," he said.Kenny Perry had the time of his life at Valhalla in the Ryder Cup

By Friday, he seemed to be buried under the weight of the world after shooting a 75 in the second round of the Tour Championship and was 29th in the 30-player field.

Here's how he described his fall:

“Horrible.  Worst experience of my life, just about.

“I don't want to be here. It's ruined my greatest week in my life, coming here. It really has. I don't want to play golf. I want to go home....

“I don't even care. I'm just trying to get my last-place check, post a 72-hole number and go home. I really am. This week has ruined my week, the week I geared up for my whole life.... It doesn't make sense for me to be here this week.”

Only two more rounds, Kenny, then you can take your last-place prize money of about $110,000 and get back home.

-- Mike James

Photo: Kenny Perry had the time of his life at Valhalla in the Ryder Cup, a marked contrast to this week's tournament. Credit: Harry How / Getty Images.