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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. 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

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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

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.
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 04:49:00 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).
Fri, Oct 13, 2017 07:37:00 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.
Thu, Oct 12, 2017 04:44:00 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.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 06:39:00 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.
Mon, Sep 4, 2017 05:23:00 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.
Wed, Aug 2, 2017 05:12:00 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.
Sat, May 13, 2017 02:52:00 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.
Sun, May 7, 2017 06:18:00 PM