|Full name||Patrick Anthony Perez|
March 1, 1976 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 14 st)|
|College||Arizona State University|
|Current tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T18: 2017|
|U.S. Open||T36: 2008|
|The Open Championship||T20: 2007|
|PGA Championship||T6: 2005|
Perez was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and is of Mexican-American descent. He experienced his first PGA Tour victory in 2009 at the Bob Hope Classic; he has finished second there twice. His career high in the Official World Golf Ranking was 20th in 2017.
On January 22, 2009, Perez finished the first 36 holes of the Bob Hope Classic with a 124 (−20), the lowest score, relative to par in PGA Tour history through two rounds. The start set or tied several records, including tying the record for low score (124) in consecutive 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."
Perez spent much of the 2015–16 season out of golf after shoulder surgery. He earned his first win since 2009 at the 2016 OHL Classic at Mayakoba. He was also the first player since Harrison Frazar (2011 St. Jude Classic) to win a PGA Tour event while playing on a Medical Extension. Perez won the CIMB Classic in 2017.
Perez is the official PGA sponsor of the William Murray Golf clothing line.
Professional wins (5)
PGA Tour wins (3)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Jan 25, 2009||Bob Hope Classic||−33 (61-63-67-67-69=327)||3 strokes||John Merrick|
|2||Nov 13, 2016||OHL Classic at Mayakoba||−21 (68-66-62-67=263)||2 strokes||Gary Woodland|
|3||Oct 15, 2017||CIMB Classic1||−24 (66-65-64-69=264)||4 strokes||Keegan Bradley|
1 Co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour.
Nationwide Tour wins (1)
Other wins (1)
- 2002 Champions Challenge (with John Daly)
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||T67||T20||CUT|
|The Open Championship||CUT|
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||1||4||2|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (2002 PGA – 2005 PGA)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1
Results in World Golf Championships
Results not in chronological order prior to 2015.
DNP = Did not play
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
Note: HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.
- Golf - Calc Can Get Hot In Mexico
- Chemycz, Joe (January 22, 2009). "Bob Hope Classic: Second-round notebook". PGA Tour. Archived from the original on January 24, 2009.
- "Notebook: Kapalua is unilke any other course on Tour". PGA Tour. Associated Press. January 10, 2010. Archived from the original on March 3, 2010. Retrieved January 10, 2010.
- "Pat Perez rallies to win OHL Classic at Mayakoba". ESPN. Associated Press. November 14, 2016.
- "Pat Perez wins CIMB Classic by 4 strokes". ESPN. Associated Press. October 15, 2017.