(WHAS11)—Native Kentuckian and golf pro Kenny Perry has a special invitation to the PGA Championship this year.
Perry was extended the invitation by PGA President Ted Bishop after he finished playing in the 75th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid.
"The PGA is delighted to extend a special invitation to Kenny to compete once more at the PGA Championship in his home state. Kenny is an outstanding representative of the game and the PGA of America, and I'm sure he will experience another memorable week at Valhalla in August," Bishop said.
This is the 96th PGA Championship and will take place at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville.
Perry is a native of Elizabethtown where he lives and owns a municipal golf course in Franklin. He was a member of the victorious 2008 U.S. Ryder Cup team that was also held at Valhalla.
In the Ryder Cup win, Perry earned 2 ½ points to help Team USA beat the European team 16 ½ to 11 ½ .
"To me, if I can get back there, it would be a great way to say 'bye' to everybody. It's kind of my way to retire. I've given 30 years of my life to the PGA Tour and it would be a great way to kind of end my chapter on the PGA Tour out there," Perry said.