Kenny Perry poised in face of defeat at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The results of a championship are on the scoreboard for all the world to see.
The impact on a life is harder to measure. And so you wonder about Kenny Perry as he stands in the glare of television lights and in the path of a million questions after falling inches short of winning the Masters.
You wonder if his elderly parents will ever come close to this kind of moment again. His 85-year-old father stayed home in Franklin, Ky., and watched on television over the weekend because Perry’s mother is bedridden with cancer.