Pat Perez

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

Pat Perez
Personal information
Full namePatrick Anthony Perez
Born (1976-03-01) March 1, 1976 (age 44)
Phoenix, Arizona
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight190 lb (86 kg; 14 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceScottsdale, Arizona
SpouseAshley Perez
Children1
Career
CollegeArizona State University
Turned professional1997
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins5
Highest ranking16 (January 7, 2018)[1]
(as of March 15, 2020)
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour3
Asian Tour1
Korn Ferry Tour1
Other1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT18: 2017
PGA ChampionshipT6: 2005
U.S. OpenT36: 2008, 2018
The Open ChampionshipT17: 2018

Perez was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and is of Mexican-American descent. He is married to Ashley Perez.[2] 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 16th in 2018.

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,[3] 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."[4]

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.[5] 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.[6]

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   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

1Co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour.

Buy.com Tour wins (1)Edit

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

[7]

Buy.com Tour playoff record (1–0)

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

Other wins (1)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

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

SummaryEdit

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 ChampionshipEdit

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

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit

Results not in chronological order prior to 2015.

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

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ Chemycz, Joe (January 22, 2009). "Bob Hope Classic: Second-round notebook". PGA Tour. Archived from the original on January 24, 2009.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "Pat Perez rallies to win OHL Classic at Mayakoba". ESPN. Associated Press. November 14, 2016.
  6. ^ "Pat Perez wins CIMB Classic by 4 strokes". ESPN. Associated Press. October 15, 2017.
  7. ^ "Pat Perez Wins Ozarks Open". Associated Press. August 13, 2000. Retrieved March 26, 2019.

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