World No. 87 Pat Perez conjured up a 2-under-par 36-34=70 in the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open to finish up his 16th appearance on 9-under 279, up one spot into a five-way T4, four back of champion Jon Rahm, who shot 65.
The 40-year-old, runner-up here in 2014, began the final round in an eight-way T5 on 7-under, two adrift of 54-hole co-leaders Patrick Rodgers and Brandt Snedeker. Playing out of the penultimate threesome, he erased a lone bogey-5 at the second (3-putt from 54'9") with three birdies at Nos. 7, 10 (25'10") and 16. The Arizonian landed 15 greens in regulation, posting 1.867 putts per GIR, and had an 11-footer for birdie at the par-5 18th to share runner-up, but missed. He failed to birdie any of the four par 5s, missing his best chance from 6'3" at the par-5 ninth, and also whiffed birdie from 24 inches at the par-4 fifth. It is however, Perez' fourth top 25 this season in six starts, all four doubling as top 10s, and his third top 5, highlighted by his win at the OHL Classic.