It's evident that Perry is settling into his role as an elder statesman.
"It's neat to see all the guys I watched grow up,'' he said. "Scott Stallings played right behind me and a good friend Brett Longs caddied for him. Just good kids. I enjoy hanging out with them.
"[My wife] Sandy and I, we're the grandparents here. We had their kids messing around at the get-together [Thursday night]. I like coming back every once in a while. This is definitely not a permanent thing. It's just neat to show up every once in a while and stay in touch.''
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