||James Kenneth "Kenny" Perry is born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, and began playing golf at 7 years old with his father. Although he played college golf his amateur career was unremarkable, and after turning pro in 1982 he played the mini tours for three years after twice failing Q-School. In 1985 he accepted a $5,000 loan from a local Kentucky businessman to have a third shot a Q-School and qualified in 40th place. Instead of repaying of the loan, Perry agreed to give 5% of his future earnings, and continues to do so to this day, in the form of a scholarship to his local university. Perry has come close at all four majors, being runner-up at the 1996 PGA and 2009 Masters, as well as third in the 2003 US Open and 8th in the 2003 Open, but won two senior majors in a fortnight in 2013. He has won 14 times on the PGA Tour and became the 10th player to pass $20m. in earnings in 2005. In his spare time he races and works on a variety of race cars. In 2009, he recieved the Payne Stewart Award in recognition of his respect for the traditions of the game and his commitment to charitable giving.