Goal-oriented Perry wins 14th tournament on PGA Tour

Kenny Perry has set a goal of winning 20 times before he leaves the PGA Tour.

The 48-year-old earned No. 14 yesterday at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Conn., shooting a 63 to finish with a tournament-record 258, three strokes better than Paul Goydos and David Toms, two other 40-something golfers.

This was Perry's 11th victory since his 40th birthday.

"Six more wins is a lot of wins," he said. "I've won three last year, two this year already. Who knows? If I can get hot again, get on one of those streaks and sneak in two more by the end of the year, it might be very realistic."

The 48-year-old Perry, whose bogey-bogey finish at Augusta kept him from winning the Masters in April, tied a course record with a 61 Thursday and led after each of the first two rounds. But he trailed by a stroke to Goydos heading into the final round.

He responded by shooting a 32 on the front nine and was up by five strokes heading to the par-4 15th.

Goydos, 45, made a 20-foot eagle putt from the fringe on 15 and birdied 16. But he missed his birdie putt on 17 to the right.

Perry birdied 15, and put the tournament away by making birdie on 17 after hitting a 164-yard approach to within 8 feet.

In other tournaments:

* At Rochester, N.Y., South Korea's Jiyai Shin picked up her fifth title in 11 months with a seven-stroke victory at the Wegmans LPGA.

The 21-year-old star from Seoul shot a 1-under 71 to finish in a downpour at 17-under 271. Kristy McPherson and Yani Tseng each shot a 66, the day's best score, to surge into a second-place tie at 10-under.

* At Endicott, N.Y., Lonnie Nielsen shot a 9-under 63, vaulting past second-round leader Fred Funk with an impressive five-hole flourish at the start, and won the Champions Tour's Dick's Sporting Goods Open by three shots. Nielsen finished at 21-under 195, a record in the 3-year history of the event.

* At Munich, Nick Dougherty shot a final-round 64 to win the BMW International Open by one stroke and claim the third European Tour victory of his career.

The 27-year-old Englishman finished at 22-under 266, holding off Rafa Echenique by one stroke after the Argentine produced an albatross - a two on a par-5 - on the 18th hole to complete his 10-under 62.

Third-round leader Retief Goosen, of South Africa, finished third, four strokes behind Dougherty.

* At Tokyo, Japanese teenager Ryo Ishikawa closed with a 1-over 73 to win the Mizuno Open on the Japan Golf Tour and qualify for the British Open next month.

It was the first victory this year for the 17-year-old Ishikawa, who finished at 13-under 275.

Noteworthy

* Greg Norman will play the Australian Open for the next 3 years, including this year's event at New South Wales Golf Club in Sydney.

Tournament officials made the announcement about the 54-year-old Norman, who is a five-time Australian Open champion. *