Its been 10 days since Kenny Perry lost the Masters Tournament in a sudden-death playoff. While Angel Cabrera took the green jacket home with him to Argentina and the rest of the world moved on to the next thing, Perry has been stuck in the moment.
Hes relived it in a succession of sleepless nights. Hes contemplated it on solitary rural drives. Hes reflected on it in the tearful eyes of his eldest daughter and the silent hug from his father. Hes absorbed it in more than 600 emails and hundreds more letters and numerous phone calls from empathetic peers including Greg Norman, Phil Mickelson and Scott Hoch.
It was mind boggling how I was receiving letters from New Zealand, Australia, Europe, Canada from pretty much all over the world saying, I dont know you, but I am a true Kenny Perry fan now, he said Tuesday on a teleconference. So I touched a lot of hearts in defeat. To me that was pretty neat. Theyve uplifted me and made me feel a lot better.
Read more of Scott Michaux's column on Kenny Perry in Wednesday's edition of The Augusta Chronicle.