Pat Perez

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Pat Perez
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Patrick Anthony Perez
Born (1976-03-01) March 1, 1976 (age 38)
Phoenix, Arizona
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 14 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Scottsdale, Arizona
Career
College Arizona State University
Turned professional 1997
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 3
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Web.com Tour 1
Other 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T45: 2003
U.S. Open T36: 2008
The Open Championship T20: 2007
PGA Championship T6: 2005

Patrick A. Perez (born March 1, 1976) is an American professional golfer.

Perez was born in Phoenix, Arizona and is of Mexican American descent.[1] He experienced his first PGA Tour victory in 2009 at the Bob Hope Classic. He has finished second twice, including a memorable runner-up result at Pebble Beach when his back-nine collapse led him to attempt to break a club over his leg.

His career high in the Official World Golf Ranking was 49th in 2009.

On January 22, 2009, Perez finished the first 36 holes of the Bob Hope Classic with a 124 (-20), the lowest score in PGA Tour history through two rounds, relative to par. The start set or tied several records,[2] including tying the record for low score (124) in consecutive rounds. But on January 24, Steve Stricker broke the latter record of 124 with a 61-62 for 123 combined two rounds (third and fourth rounds). Perez went on to win the tournament by three strokes over John Merrick, a win secured when Perez hit his second shot on the par 5 18th hole from 200 yards to 3 feet to win with a closing eagle for his first tour win.

Perez also experienced a championship of another sort first-hand. As a neighbor of baseball player Pat Burrell, he had been very close to the Philadelphia Phillies for several years. In a January 2010 interview, he revealed, "I was part of that (2008) team (that won the World Series) because I know all of the guys, I had my locker there, I would come and see them all the time. I would really root for them like I was part of the team." When asked if he had the locker during spring training, he replied "No, the whole thing. I would hit balls with Jimmy Rollins, go out on the field and play catch, whatever. I was like one of them team for that year." When Burrell left as a free agent after the 2008 season and signed with the Tampa Bay Rays, Perez called the news "Worse than me getting hurt."[3]

Professional wins (4)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Jan 25, 2009 Bob Hope Classic −33 (61-63-67-67-69=327) 3 strokes United States John Merrick

Nationwide Tour wins (1)[edit]

Other wins (1)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Masters Tournament DNP T45 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open CUT DNP T40 DNP DNP CUT T36 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP T67 DNP T20 CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship 70 DNP DNP T6 CUT T18 T58 CUT DNP DNP T21 DNP T46

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 1 3 8 6
Totals 0 0 0 0 1 4 17 11
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (2002 PGA – 2005 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

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