Member of Arizona State's 1996 NCAA National Championship team. Won the 1993 Junior World title at Torrey Pines, where Tiger Woods finished fourth, eight strokes back. Won the 1993 Junior PGA Championship in Pinehurst, N.C., by a seven-stroke margin over Robert Floyd, son of Raymond Floyd. . . Perez has lots of memories of Torrey Pines since he went to high school there and his father Tony is the starter at the Buick Invitational. Pat's brother, Mike, earned playing privileges on the Buy.Com tour at the 2001 PGA Tour qualifying tournament and is playing on the Nationwide Tour in 2003. They were the only brothers to play in the finals.
1 - 2000 Buy.Com Ozarks Open
2000 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 11; top-10 finishes - 4; stroke average 71.42 (ranked 63rd); money $148,094 (ranked 26th); winner Buy.Com Ozarks Open
2001 Nationwide Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 16; top ten finishes - 5; stroke average 70.46 (ranked 22nd); money $124,818 (ranked 32nd); best finish, T3rd, Samsung Canadian PGA Championship. Was medalist at the 2001 PGA Tour qualifying Tournament, getting him his card for the PGA Tour in 2002.
Six top-tens, most of any rookie for 2002.
2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 30 / Rounds Played: 87 / Cuts made: 14 / Top-Ten Finishes: 6 / Best finish: 2nd at the AT&T Pebble Beach & Buick Classic / Earnings: $1,451,726 Rank (40th)
Scoring - 71.07 / (83rd); Driving Distance - 280.5 / (94th); Driving Accuracy - 68.1% / (89th); GIR - 61.8% / (186th); Putting - 1.752 / (39th); Birdie Average - 3.91 per rd / (28th) / Total Birdies - 340; Sand Saves - 59.1% / (8th); All-Around Rank - 593 / (44th).
2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 33; Rounds Played - 93; in money - 16; top -10 Finishes - 2; money $578,141 Rank (117th); Best finish: T-6th at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.
Scoring - 71.60 / (136th); Driving Distance - 287.5 / (89th); Driving Accuracy - 64.5% / (122nd); GIR - 62.9% / (159th); Putting - 1.771 / (79th); Birdie Average - 3.38 per rd / (148th) / Total Birdies - 314; Sand Saves - 46.9% / (136th); All-Around Rank - 892 / (134th).
Ended the year with a bang, making 50% of his season earnings in his last five starts, including a T3 in Pennsylvania to secure his card for 2005.
2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 32; Rounds Played - 100; in money - 18; top -10 Finishes - 1; money $723,724 Rank (111th); Best finish: T-3rd at the 84 Lumber Classic
Scoring - 71.28 / (114th); Driving Distance - 291.4 / (54th); Driving Accuracy - 65.0% / (80th); GIR - 66.2% / (64th); Putting - 1.780 / (107th); Birdie Average - 3.80 per rd / (29th) / Total Birdies - 380; Sand Saves - 51.1% / (70th); All-Around Rank - 647 / (60th)