Pat Perez

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Pat Perez
Personal information
Full name Patrick Anthony Perez
Born (1976-03-01) March 1, 1976 (age 41)
Phoenix, Arizona
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 14 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Scottsdale, Arizona
Spouse Ashley Perez
Career
College Arizona State University
Turned professional 1997
Current tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 5
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 3
Asian Tour 1
Web.com Tour 1
Other 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T18: 2017
U.S. Open T36: 2008
The Open Championship T20: 2007
PGA Championship T6: 2005

Patrick Anthony Perez (born March 1, 1976) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.

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 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,[2] 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."[3]

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.[4] 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.[5]

Perez is the official PGA sponsor of the William Murray Golf clothing line.

Professional wins (5)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
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

1 Co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour.

Nationwide Tour wins (1)[edit]

Other wins (1)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

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
Masters Tournament T18
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship T21 T46 CUT T28
  Top 10
  Did not play

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

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 2
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 1 3 10 7
Totals 0 0 0 0 1 5 22 13
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (2002 PGA – 2005 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

Results in World Golf Championships[edit]

Results not in chronological order prior to 2015.

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Mexico Championship DNP T35 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T38
Match Play R64 R32 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T17
Bridgestone Invitational DNP T22 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 69
HSBC Champions T10 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Golf - Calc Can Get Hot In Mexico
  2. ^ Chemycz, Joe (January 22, 2009). "Bob Hope Classic: Second-round notebook". PGA Tour. Archived from the original on January 24, 2009. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "Pat Perez rallies to win OHL Classic at Mayakoba". ESPN. Associated Press. November 14, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Pat Perez wins CIMB Classic by 4 strokes". ESPN. Associated Press. October 15, 2017. 

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