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Pat Perez

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (42) / 3/1/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 190

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Pat Perez laced four late birdies to halve with Si Woo Kim in his opening tie of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play at Austin Country Club.
Shared points in this Group 15 opener, but it rarely looked going all the way to the 18th hole after the American struggled to 3-down after 13 holes. His opponent took early control with birdie-3s from inside ten feet at 1 and 2 and Perez handed him the fifth with a bogey to go 3-down. The next six holes were shared to leave Perez staring down the barrel of the gun. His first response was unanswered back-to-back birdies at the 12th (from 6'11") and the 13th (12'11"). Kim refused to wilt, rebuilding a 2-up lead with an approach from 114 yards to kick-in range for a winning birdie at 15. But he could only par 16 and 17, whilst Perez circled both from inside four feet. A courageous fightback from the American, but he needed help at the last; Kim missed from 10'10" for the win. Perez (now 3-3-1 in this format and tournament) plays Webb Simpson on Thursday, who halved with Gary Woodland in their first match. Mar 21 - 2:37 PM

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Pat Perez is seeded No. 15 at this week's World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play and will look to improve upon his 2-1-0 record from last year.

Perez went 1-1-0 in matches he actually played last year but also got a freebie handed to him when Jason Day had to withdraw for personal reasons. That was Perez' first trip to the WGC-Match Play since 2009 (Dove Mountain) where he went 1-2-0. His group mates to kick off the week at Gary Woodland, Webb Simpson, and Si Woo Kim. Despite being the highest seed, Perez is a slight underdog to Gary Woodland in many betting markets. The ASU product was an early-week WD ahead of last week's API but there is no reason to suspect any injury. He has rattled off finishes of T41 or better in 15 straight events.
Mar 20 - 8:48 PM

Pat Perez will take a pass on this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational, paving the way for first alternate Aaron Wise to join the field.

Perez finished T20 in his most recent start, the WGC-Mexico Championship two weeks ago. He took last week off and now he's a late de-commit this week. With an 8-for-8 start to the season that includes five top 25s, there is no reason to assume injury. This is likely just a change of scheduling but we will update you if any other news arises.
Mar 12 - 3:30 PM

World No. 19 Pat Perez stalled out to a 3-under-par 32-36=68 in the third round of the WGC-Mexico Championship, dipping one spot to T6 on 10-under 203, three adrift of 54-hole leader Shubhankar Sharma.

The 42-year-old was 6-under thru 15 holes but played his final three holes in 3-over. He found nine (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, gaining 0.704 strokes approaching-the-green and 1.483 tee-to-green. The Arizonian carded seven birdies at holes 2, 3, 6, 9, 11, 12 and 14, taking some luster off with bogey-5s at 8 and 16, and double bogey-5 at 17 after drinking his tee ball. He recorded 1.538 putts per GIR and 0.796 SG: Putting with 27 total putts.
Mar 3 - 5:51 PM

Pat Perez steadied a 4-under-par 33-34=67 during round two of the WGC-Mexico Championship, remaining inside the top 10 with a 36-hole tally of 7-under 135.

Perez didn't try to overpower Club de Golf Chapultepec today. Instead, he managed the course nicely and took advantage of the easy holes when he needed to, including birdies on all three of the par 5s. He was also flawless from the sand, getting up-and-down all three times he found the beach. Just four shots off the lead set by Shubhankar Sharma, Perez is four strokes better than his 36-hole score at last year's WGC-Mexico Championship. On the live leaderboard, he ranks T13 in GIR percentage which his a good recipe for success here at the tree-lined layout.
Mar 2 - 6:13 PM

Pat Perez picked up five birdies en route to a 3-under-par 33-35=68 during round one of the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship, placing him in a share of eighth place on the live leaderboard.

The Arizona State product split nine (of 14) fairways and pelted 13 greens in regulation. Both numbers sit inside the top 20 at the moment. Perez sank a pair of putts from the 15-to-20 foot range but probably feels like he left a few strokes out there. By day's end, he missed five putts from inside 13 feet, two of them from inside six feet. At this event last year he posted a similar 3-under 68 to sit in T7 after R1. His putter went silent last year, drifting to T38 but he will look to avoid that same fate with one more year of course experience under his belt. Perez currently shares a spot in eighth place.
Mar 1 - 6:36 PM

Pat Perez rolls into the WGC-Mexico Championship at Club de Golf Chapultepec this week looking for his eighth cut made in eight events this season.

Perez doesn't bring a lot to the table in terms of length off the tee, averaging 'just' 285.9 yards per drive. However, he is extremely efficient, ranking second on the PGA Tour in Driving Accuracy (73.42 percent) and ninth in GIR (72.82 percent). In addition, that accuracy, despite the lack of length from the tee box, has him sitting fourth in Birdie Average (4.71 per round). His short game has been on point, and he is well above-average in scrambling. Oddly enough, he has struggled early in events with the putter, but he has chopped off strokes on the green going into the weekend. There are no holes in his game, and he is a tremendous mid-tier DFS value as a result.
Feb 28 - 9:32 PM

Pat Perez returns from an overseas adventure to hop back in for the back portion of the West Coast Swing, teeing it up at this week's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

With his wife, Ashley, due with their first child, Perez opted for some travel this year, instead of the typical January schedule. He picked up a T21 at the Singapore Open and T29 at the Dubai Desert Classic before returning to the States last week. Perez missed what he calls his fifth major (Farmers) and the WM Phoenix Open, which is right on his Arizona State stomping grounds. His return to America is just in time for the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, an event he's come close to capturing on a few occasions. With all three courses measuring less than 7,000 yards, Perez is able to let his steady fairway-to-flag game shine here. Gamers should not worry about any jetlag since he's been back on U.S. soil for more than a week now.
Feb 7 - 9:26 AM

World No. 19 Pat Perez authored a 4-under-par 34-35=69 in the final round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions to post 14-under 278, up two spots into a three-way T4, 10 back of overnight leader and champion Dustin Johnson, who shot a week-low 65. UPDATE: Perez bumps three places to a career-high 16th in OWGR.

After kicking off in 72-66-71, the 41-year-old began T6, six shy of Johnson. He found 13 (of 15) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, losing 0.319 strokes off-the-tee and 1.041 around-the-green, but gaining 2.029 on approach. The Arizonian squared a lone bogey-4 at hole 8, overshadowed by five birdies at 3, 5, 9, 14 and 17 (from 22'5"). He registered 1.714 putts per GIR and 0.920 SG: Putting with 29 total putts. Perez, who's projected to move to No. 1 in the FedExCup standings, recorded his third top 10 on Maui in three tries and his third top 10 of the season in five starts, all three doubling as top 5s.
Jan 7 - 11:01 PM

World No. 19 Pat Perez patched together a 2-under-par 35-36=71 in the third round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions, dipping two spots to T6 on 10-under 209, six in arrears of 54-hole leader and playing competitor Dustin Johnson, who shot 66.

The 41-year-old hit 12 (of 15) fairways and conjured 11 greens in regulation, gaining 0.310 strokes off-the-tee but losing 0.496 approaching-the-green. He circled three birdie-4s and a birdie-3 at seven (from 14'4"), taking some luster off with squares at eight and 14, both failed scrambles. The Arizonian posted 1.727 putts per GIR and 0.432 SG: Putting, taking 28 total putts.
Jan 6 - 8:03 PM

World No. 19 Pat Perez twirled a 7-under-par 35-31=66 in the second round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions to post 8-under 138, up 16 places on the live leaderboard to T1, good for the 36-hole clubhouse lead, and tying the low round of the day and week with Jordan Spieth and Chris Stroud (both 66s/R2). UPDATE: With play completed, Perez is T4, two back of 36-hole leaders Marc Leishman and Brian Harman.

Seven of eight winners in the fall portion of the wraparound schedule are in the 34-man field, including Perez, and he's the only one currently in the top 10. He kicked off with a four-birdie three-bogey 72 on 11 (of 15) fairways and 15 greens in regulation. The 41-year-old improved to 12 fairways and 16 greens in regulation on a windy, Day 2 on Maui, losing 0.905 strokes around-the-green but gaining 4.253 with the flat stick. He went out in 1-under, slightly outpacing bogey-5 at four and double bogey-5 at eight (tee ball OB) with four circles at holes 2, 3, 5 and 6, and then came home in blemish-free 6-under, adding further birdies at 10-12, 15, 16 and 18. The Arizonian's split included seven conversions from between 12 and 41 feet with 28 total putts.
Jan 5 - 8:43 PM

World No. 19 Pat Perez has opened the season 4-for-4 with three top 25s and two top 10s, including a T5 at THE CJ CUP and a win at the CIMB Classic as 36- and 54-hole leader.

The 41-year-old was the comeback story of the year last season, finishing a career-best 15th in the FedExCup standings and reaching the TOUR Championship for the first time. He posted 14 top 25s among 22 cashes in 26 starts with six top 10s, including a win, a second-, and third-place finishes. The Arizona State product ended a 182-start win drought with his second TOUR title in his 379th career start at the 2017 OHL Classic in November, 2016, and then won in his first start this season at the CIMB in October. Through the fall portion of the wraparound schedule, he's currently 2nd in the FEC standings and dating to last season, has six top 25s in his last seven starts, three for top 10s, with his only finish outside the top 25 a T34 at the OHL in his title defense. The Arizonian reached OWGR No. 18 after The RSM, which is a career high.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 01:29:00 PM

Pat Perez hoisted the hardware at the end of last year's OHL Classic at Mayakoba, and he returns this week for another look at El Camaleón Golf Club.

It's been a truly remarkable year for Perez who entered the event ranked 271st in the world just 12 months ago. Seven top 10s later, including a pair of wins, and Perez now ranks 18th in the world. The ASU alum eased into his victory as he posted rounds of 68 and 66 before flirting with the course record (61) in round three, signing for a 9-under 62 by day's end. Error-free golf was the name of the game as Perez carded just four bogeys all week at El Camaleón, picking up 23 birdies and an eagle along the way. Perez isn't showing any signs of slowing down recently, either, as he arrives this week on the heels of six straight top 25s.
Tue, Nov 7, 2017 07:42:00 PM

World No. 20 Pat Perez twirled a day-low bogey-free 4-under-par 35-33=68 in the final round of THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES for a 72-hole aggregate of 5-under 283, up 19 places to T5 and the only blemish-free lap in the finale.

This is Perez' second top 5 of the season in as many starts, chasing his win at last week's CIMB as 36- and 54-hole leader. He bumps one spot to a career-high 1st in the FedExCup standings, 34 points ahead of Brendan Steele, who was idle, and 42 points clear of this week's playoff winner Justin Thomas. After kicking off with 69-71-75, the 41-year-old began T24 on 1-under, three short of the overnight top 10. He carded four birdies at holes 1, 11, 12 and 16 on 10 (of 14) fairways and 14 greens in regulation, registering 1.786 putts per GIR. Perez has three top 10s in his last five starts with his worst finish a 16th (of 30) at the TOUR Championship.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 06:43:00 AM

Second- and third-round leader and World No. 31 Pat Perez authored a 3-under-par 33-36=69 in the final round of the CIMB Classic to post 24-under 264, good for a four-shot victory over runner-up Keegan Bradley, who shot 67 out of the penultimate threesome. UPDATE: Perez jumps 11 places to a career-high 20th in OWGR.

The 41-year-old, a pre-tourney 50/1 outright, bags his third PGA TOUR title in 403 career events. This was the eighth CIMB and Perez' fifth visit, fourth as an official TOUR event, with a previous-best 9th in 2012 (unofficial). After kicking off in 66-65, the Arizonian led by one, extending to a four-shot lead after a R3 64. Playing out of the final threesome, he hit 11 (of 14) fairways and 16 greens in regulation, camouflaging a lone bogey-5 at six with four circles at holes 2-4 and 8, the latter would complete his scoring. Perez went 182 starts between wins No. 1 and 2 (2017, OHL Classic), and took just 24 more to add a third. Playing competitors Xander Schauffele (72) and Sung Kang (71) finished T3, seven in arrears.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 07:07:00 AM