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Pat Perez
Personal information
Full namePatrick Anthony Perez
Born (1976-03-01) March 1, 1976 (age 48)
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight190 lb (86 kg; 14 st)
Sporting nationality United States
ResidenceScottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
SpouseAshley Perez
CollegeArizona State University
Turned professional1997
Current tour(s)LIV Golf
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Buy.com Tour
Professional wins4
Highest ranking16 (January 7, 2018)[1]
(as of July 21, 2024)
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour3
Asian Tour1
Korn Ferry Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT18: 2017
PGA ChampionshipT6: 2005
U.S. OpenT36: 2008, 2018
The Open ChampionshipT17: 2018

Patrick Anthony Perez (born March 1, 1976) is an American professional golfer who plays in the LIV Golf League.

Early life


Perez was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and is of Mexican-American descent. He is married to Ashley Perez.[2]

Professional career


Perez won his first PGA Tour event in 2009 at the Bob Hope Classic; he has finished second there twice. His career high in the Official World Golf Ranking was 16th in 2018.[3][4]

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,[5] 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."[6]

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.[7] 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.[8]

As of June 2022, Perez no longer plays on the PGA Tour. He participates in LIV Golf.[9]

For the 2023 LIV Golf League season, Perez was signed to Dustin Johnson's 4Aces GC. He finished 28th in the individual standings and became a free agent after the season ended. On November 21, 2023, it was announced that Perez had re-signed with the 4Aces for the 2024 season.

Professional wins (4)


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 United States John Merrick
2 Nov 13, 2016 OHL Classic at Mayakoba −21 (68-66-62-67=263) 2 strokes United States Gary Woodland
3 Oct 15, 2017 CIMB Classic1 −24 (66-65-64-69=264) 4 strokes United States Keegan Bradley

1Co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour

Buy.com Tour wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Aug 13, 2000 Buy.com Ozarks Open −18 (66-69-66-69=270) Playoff United States Pat Bates, United States Mike Heinen

Buy.com Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2000 Buy.com Ozarks Open United States Pat Bates, United States Mike Heinen Won with birdie on first extra hole

Results in major championships

Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament T45 CUT
U.S. Open CUT T40 CUT T36
The Open Championship T67 T20 CUT
PGA Championship 70 T6 CUT T18 T58 CUT
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament T18 CUT
U.S. Open CUT T36
The Open Championship CUT T17
PGA Championship T21 T46 CUT T28 T35
Tournament 2019
Masters Tournament
PGA Championship T78
U.S. Open
The Open Championship
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 1 3 12 9
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 3
Totals 0 0 0 0 1 6 27 17
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (2002 PGA – 2005 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

Results in The Players Championship

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
The Players Championship CUT CUT T32 T3 CUT T42 T68
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
The Players Championship CUT CUT T25 CUT T48 T17 T22 CUT
Tournament 2020 2021 2022
The Players Championship C CUT T33
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
C = Canceled after the first round due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Results in World Golf Championships


Results not in chronological order before 2015.

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Championship T35 T38 T20
Match Play R64 R32 T17 T52
Invitational T22 69 T63
Champions T10 T24 T37
  Top 10
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied
Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.

See also



  1. ^ "Week 1 2018 Ending 7 Jan 2018" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  2. ^ Myers, Alex (January 10, 2018). "Pat Perez's wife found a creative way to tell him she's pregnant". Golf Digest. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  3. ^ "Perez earns first Tour win; Stricker collapses". ESPN. Associated Press. January 26, 2009. Retrieved February 7, 2024.
  4. ^ "Pat Perez". European Tour. Retrieved February 7, 2024.
  5. ^ Chemycz, Joe (January 22, 2009). "Bob Hope Classic: Second-round notebook". PGA Tour. Archived from the original on January 24, 2009.
  6. ^ "Notebook: Kapalua is unilke any other course on Tour". PGA Tour. Associated Press. January 10, 2010. Archived from the original on January 13, 2010. Retrieved January 10, 2010.
  7. ^ "Pat Perez rallies to win OHL Classic at Mayakoba". ESPN. Associated Press. November 14, 2016.
  8. ^ "Pat Perez wins CIMB Classic by 4 strokes". ESPN. Associated Press. October 15, 2017.
  9. ^ Cradock, Matt (June 11, 2022). "PGA Tour Winner Signs With LIV Golf For Reported $10 Million". Golf Monthly.