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Kenny Perry wins Regions Tradition by a stroke

Kenny Perry wins third straight major title with 1-stroke victory at Regions Tradition

Mark Calcavecchia watches his tee shot on the seventh hole during the final round at the Champions Tour Regions Tradition golf tournament on Sunday, M...
Mark Calcavecchia smiles after sinking birdie putt to tie for the lead, on the sixth hole, during the final round at the Champions Tour Regions Tradit...
Kenny Perry watches his tee shot on the seventh hole during the final round at the Champions Tour Regions Tradition golf tournament on Sunday, May 18,...
John Cook putts during the final round at the Champions Tour Regions Tradition golf tournament on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/...
Kenny Perry hits out of the sand on the seventh hole during the final round at the Champions Tour Regions Tradition golf tournament on Sunday, May 18,...

Champions Tour Golf

Mark Calcavecchia watches his tee shot on the seventh hole during the final round at the Champions Tour Regions Tradition golf tournament on Sunday, M...

Champions Tour Golf

Mark Calcavecchia smiles after sinking birdie putt to tie for the lead, on the sixth hole, during the final round at the Champions Tour Regions Tradit...

Champions Tour Golf

Kenny Perry watches his tee shot on the seventh hole during the final round at the Champions Tour Regions Tradition golf tournament on Sunday, May 18,...

Champions Tour Golf

John Cook putts during the final round at the Champions Tour Regions Tradition golf tournament on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/...

Champions Tour Golf

Kenny Perry hits out of the sand on the seventh hole during the final round at the Champions Tour Regions Tradition golf tournament on Sunday, May 18,...

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (AP) -- Kenny Perry won his third Champions Tour major in the past year with a one-stroke victory over Mark Calcavecchia on Sunday in the Regions Tradition.

Perry closed with an even-par 72 at Shoal Creek to finish with a 7-under 281, while other contenders had up-and-down days and John Cook lost the lead with a double hit.

Calcavecchia finished with a 70. Two-time winner Tom Lehman closed with a 67 to tie Jay Haas at 5 under. Haas closed with a 71.

Perry became the second player to win in three consecutive Champions Tour major starts, joining Gary Player, who did it in 1987-88.

Fred Couples was disqualified Sunday after missing his tee time. He was 9 over after a 73 Saturday, his best round.