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Pat Perez

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (41) / 3/1/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190

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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. Oct 22 - 6:43 AM

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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.
Oct 15 - 7:07 AM

Pat Perez continued his birdie blitz at TPC Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, thrashing an 8-under-par 33-31=64 in round three of the CIMB Classic to set the 54-hole scoring record of 21-under 195 and extend his lead to four shots with 18 to play.

In sweltering heat, the American littered his scorecard with nine birdies, six on his back nine and four in the final five holes as he put daylight between himself and the chasing pack having started day three just one in front. Xander Schauffele remains his nearest challenger but is now four shots adrift while it's five back to Sung Kang in solo third. Hideki Matsuyama and Keegan Bradley share fifth spot, six shots in arrears of Perez. The key for the 41-year-old this week has been his putter. "I didn't really hit it that great," said Perez, "but I putted good again. You know, I'm just kind of getting the most out of my game right now. It's the same greens (Paspalum) I won on in Mexico (2016 OHL Classic at Mayakoba), so I really can see the line and I can see the ball in the wind here. It's helped me." Five out of seven players who have led or co-led after the third round of the CIMB Classic have gone on to win the event.
Oct 14 - 4:49 AM

Pat Perez didn't sit on his round-one 66, instead, he improved a stroke on Friday to post a 7-under-par 30-35=65 during the second round of the CIMB Classic, moving him to 13-under 131 after 36 holes to give him a one-shot lead over Xander Schauffele heading into the weekend.

Making his fourth appearance at TPC Kuala Lumpur, he arrived with sub-69 rounds in just two of his previous 12 rounds here. This time he entered on the heels of his best season on the PGA TOUR (easily) so he pushed aside that mediocre course history. Today, he opened on the back nine and traded two birdies with a bogey before the turn. From there, he caught fire and circled birdies on six of his closing eight holes. The ASU product now has 14 birdies with just one bogey on his card, through two days of play. This will be Perez' fifth career lead/co-lead after 36 holes, turning all four of his previous into top-6 finishes (winning one, the 2009 CareerBuilder Challenge).
Oct 13 - 7:37 AM

Pedestrian starts have cost Pat Perez in previous editions of the CIMB Classic in Malaysia but he came out of the blocks fast today with a bogey-free 6-under-par 32-34=66 to end round one at TPC Kuala Lumpur in a tie for fifth and just two shots back from leader Cameron Smith.

The American's record at this event reads T33, T63, T33 and that failure to make a leaderboard impression at a venue where the birdie count needs to be high can be traced back to starts of 72, 71 and 74. He changed the script today after hitting the ground running with four red circles in his first six holes. The 41-year-old opened with par but then ticked 2, 4, 5 and 6 to make an immediate impression. He consolidated his position with a series of pars from there and picked off two more birdies on the back nine's par 5s at 10 and 18. Perez posted 34-6-12-16 at the FedExCup Playoffs so it's no surprise to see him carrying that form to Malaysia.
Oct 12 - 4:44 AM

World No. 33 Pat Perez preps for his TOUR Championship debut and arrives at 11th in the FedExCup standings.

The 41-year-old is the elder statesman in the field of 30 at East Lake and one of eight first-timers. Overall, it's his 26th Playoffs event with one prior top 10, a T6 at the Dell Tech three weeks (two starts) ago. Playing his 16th consecutive TOUR season, the Arizonian has quietly put together his best campaign, one that began on a Major Medical Extension (from labrum surgery in '16) and saw him win his second TOUR title -- in the third of 15 starts on the medical -- at the OHL Classic back in November. He has six top 10s this season in 25 events, one in his last 10 starts, four of those doubling as top 5s. Perez ranks 28th on TOUR in par-4 scoring (4.01), 43rd in par breakers and 35th in scoring average (70.268). He's opened the postseason in T34-T6-T12.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Sep 20 - 6:39 PM

Pat Perez cruised to a bogey-free, 4-under-par 35-32=67 during the final round of the Dell Technologies Championship, climbing up to 11-under 273 to end the week inside the top 10.

The ASU product swallowed two bogeys and a double in his opening round but carded just one bogey over his final 54 holes. The strong week was all setup with good play on the tee boxes, gaining 1.978 strokes off-the-tee, ranking inside the top 20 in the field. He also ranked inside the top 25 in strokes gained around-the-green as well as strokes gained putting this week. Today, Perez knocked home a trio of highlights from the 14-to-20 foot range, one being a hole-out birdie from 16'5" , one being a 19'1" par-saver, and one being a 14'8" birdie putt. Perez' career season continues as he's now banked more than $2 million more than his next-best season, and he's set to play his way to East Lake for the first time in his career.
Sep 4 - 5:23 PM

World No. 43 Pat Perez returns for his second WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and arrives 11th in the FedExCup standings.

This is the 41-year-old's first appearance since T22 in 2009 (70-72-66-72) and qualified from his come-from-behind win at the OHL Classic back in November. Overall, it's his eighth WGC event with one prior top 10, a T10 at the 2009 HSBC. It's his third WGC event of the season after T17 at the Match Play (2-1-0 record, the "L" was in a playoff), and T38 in Mexico. The Arizona State product is 16-for-20 on the season with 11 top 25s, five top 10s and four top 5s, most recently a T2 at the Wells Fargo six starts ago. He checks in off missed cuts at the US Open and The Open, and a WD during R2 at last week's Porsche European Open.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Aug 2 - 5:12 PM

World No. 42 Pat Perez twirled a 6-under-par 32-34=66 in the third round of THE PLAYERS to post 4-under 212, up 55 places to T11 and good for the low round in the clubhouse. UPDATE: With play completed, Perez is T10 and his 66 was the low round of the day.

This is the 41-year-old's 14th straight appearance with one prior top 10, a solo 3rd in 2006. He arrived at 5th in the FedExCup standings, 14-for-15 on the season with nine top 25s and five top 10s, including a T3 at the SBS TOC, a T2 last week at the Wells Fargo, and his second TOUR title at the OHL Classic. After opening in 74-72, the Arizona State product was one of 17 players to make the cut on the number (T66), and on Moving Day, hit nine (of 14) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, gaining 4.780 strokes approaching-the-green. He was bogey-free 7-under thru 17 holes, circling holes 1, 2, 4, 9, 12, 13 and 17, walking off with a 1-putt bogey from 6'6". Six of his par breakers dropped from inside of 10 feet, adding a 17-footer for birdie-2 at two, posting 1.533 putts per GIR and 2.291 SG: Putting.
May 13 - 2:52 PM

World No. 58 Pat Perez authored a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship to round off his 13th appearance on 9-under 279, up six spots into a two-way T2, one shy of champion Brian Harman, who finished birdie-birdie for 68. UPDATE: Perez jumps 16 places to a career-high 42nd in the Official World Golf Ranking.

This was the 41-year-old's fifth top 25 at the Wells Fargo and second top 10, joining T6 in 2011 (Quail Hollow), where he was solo 2nd thru 54 holes but closed in 3-over 75. It's his ninth top 25 of the season (15 starts), fifth top 10 and third podium (Win, OHL Classic; T3, SBS TOC); and a fifth career runner-up in 391 career events, first since T2 at the 2014 Farmers. After opening in 72-69-70, the Arizonian began T8 on 5-under, three shy of 54-hole leader Patrick Reed. He found seven (of 14) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, posting a stellar 1.385 putts per GIR and 4.443 SG: Putting. Perez went out in 2-under, outpacing bogeys at 5 and 8 with birdies at 2-4 and 6, and co-led with Reed on 9-under after birdies at 10 and 12, but fell back with a 1-putt double bogey-6 at 14. He retrieved those two shots with circles at 16 and 18, but came up one short.
May 7 - 6:18 PM

Pat Perez steadied a 4-under-par 33-34=67 during the second round of the RBC Heritage, positioning himself inside the top 10 with a two-day tally of 7-under 135.

The ASU product opened his week with a four birdie, one bogey, effort on Thursday. He returned to Harbour Town Golf Links this morning and replicated that effort, adding one additional birdie today. The highlight on the greens came at the par-4 sixth hole where he drained a 16'8" birdie putt. That came immediately after a missed opportunity at the par-5 fifth, where he missed a 4'2" birdie attempt. Quick starts are nothing new for Perez this year. Other than his WD at the WM Phoenix Open, he's now positioned himself inside the top 40 thru two rounds in all 12 stroke-play starts.
Apr 14 - 12:45 PM

World No. 64 Pat Perez plays his first Masters in eight years from his win at the OHL Classic back in November and is scheduled out in Round 1 at 11:40AM (EDT) with Byeong Hun An of South Korea and England's Ross Fisher.

The 41-year-old is making his third Masters start after a missed cut in 2009 and T45 on debut in 2003. Overall, it's his 19th major appearance with one top 10, a T6 at the 2005 PGA. The Arizonian enters at 6th in the FedExCup standings going 11-for-12 with seven top 25s and four top 10s, highlighted by his come-from-behind win at Mayakoba and T3 in his next event at the SBS Tournament of Champions. He ranks 55th on TOUR in SG: Tee-to-Green and 35th in SG: Putting.
Source: Masters.com
Apr 5 - 11:14 AM

Pat Perez grabbed an early lead and never looked back in today's 2-and-1 victory over Australian Marc Leishman, escaping the second round of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play with two points to gain control of Group 3.

Perez applied the pressure early today, wedging his approach at the par-4 first to inside three feet, leading to an early concession by Leishman. The ASU product gave one away at the fourth hole, but bounced back immediately with another strong approach with his wedge at the par-4 fifth. The Aussie fought back to square things up at the tricky par-4 13th. Perez was fuming at that point, but Leishman gifted him a pair of bogeys at the next two holes to clear a path to victory for Perez. With this win, Perez is guaranteed at least a playoff chance to advance to the Sweet 16. His Friday opponent is Lee Westwood who sits at 1-1-0 after resting today since Jason Day withdrew from the event.
Mar 23 - 6:02 PM

Pat Perez coasted to a bogey-free, 3-under-par 33-35=68 during the opening round of the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship, finding an early spot inside the top 10.

The ASU product split just eight (of 14) fairways but didn't veer too far off the path as he was still able to pelt 17 greens in regulation. Perez didn't catch fire with his flat stick but he did splash home a couple long ones. The first came at the opening par-4 first hole, where he converted a 17'1" birdie but the highlight came 11 holes later when he rammed home a 38'7" birdie bomb. Perez is playing his first event as an official member of Team PXG, and he's making them look good after day one.
Mar 2 - 5:49 PM

World No. 66 Pat Perez smoothed a 5-under-par 35-31=66 in the two-day second round of the Genesis Open to post 9-under 133, up six spots to T2, one back of 36-hole leader Dustin Johnson, who also shot 66.

The 40-year-old played the entirety of his second round on Saturday -- along with 58 others in the same boat -- and landed seven (of 14) fairways and just nine greens in regulation. He kicked off with a 2-putt birdie-4 at the first and eight pars later, squared 5 at the par-4 ninth for a second lap in a row. The Arizonian came to life on the inward half, circling five birdies at 11, 13, 14, 17 and 18, three conventional from between three and 17 feet, adding a 12-footer from the fringe for birdie-4 at 11 and pitching in for another birdie-4 at 17. All together, it equaled just 22 putts.
Feb 18 - 6:34 PM