Perry successfully defends 3M Championship title

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) Kenny Perry breezed to his second straight victory in the Champions Tour's 3M Championship, shooting a 4-under 68 on Sunday for a four-stroke victory over Bernhard Langer, Scott Dunlap and Kevin Sutherland.

After shooting a 61 on Saturday to take a four-stroke lead, Perry had six birdies and two bogeys in the final round to finish at 18-under 198. He became the first player to successfully defend a title in the tournament's 23-year history, winning for the eighth time on the 50-and-over tour.

Last year, Perry made a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole to beat Langer by a stroke at TPC Twin Cities.

Langer closed with a 67, and Dunlap and Sutherland each shot 68.

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