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<h2 class='cufonH2'> Pat  Perez</h2>

Pat Perez

Scottsdale, AZ

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Updated: Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 06:58 PM
  • Birthplace: Phoenix, AZ
  • Residence: Scottsdale, AZ
  • Age: 34
  • Turned Pro: 1997

PGA TOUR Victories

(1) 2009,The 50th Bob Hope Classic hosted by Arnold Palmer.

Other Victories

(1): 2002 Champions Challenge [with John Daly].

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$300,214 (111)

2010 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

T10-- SBS Championship.

PGA TOUR Best Round

65 at Round 1, Waste Management Phoenix Open.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Finished T10 in his first career start at the SBS Championship.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- The 50th Bob Hope Classic hosted by Arnold Palmer.

2009 Season Highlights

Won for the first time and finished the season ranked No. 46 in the FedExCup standings...Won the 50th Bob Hope Classic hosted by Arnold Palmer for his first PGA TOUR title, beating John Merrick by three strokes in the wind-swept final round. Finished at 33-under 327, including a 61-63 start that set a new TOUR record for opening 36 holes and most strokes under par for first 36 holes. Locked up the victory by knocking his approach shot from 200 yards on No. 18 to 3 feet to set up an eagle. Merrick already had finished his round with a par on 18...Finished T4 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational after a final-round, 1-under 69...Suffered two torn ligaments in his right ankle on May 15 while running with his dog at home in Scottsdale, AZ. Returned for the Travelers in late June, where he missed the cut...Finished the season strong with a T13 finish at the Frys.com Open and a T10 at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions.

Career Highlights

2009: Won for the first time and finished the season ranked No. 46 in the FedExCup standings...Won the 50th Bob Hope Classic hosted by Arnold Palmer for his first PGA TOUR title, beating John Merrick by three strokes in the wind-swept final round. Finished at 33-under 327, including a 61-63 start that set a new TOUR record for opening 36 holes and most strokes under par for first 36 holes. Locked up the victory by knocking his approach shot from 200 yards on No. 18 to 3 feet to set up an eagle. Merrick already had finished his round with a par on 18...Finished T4 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational after a final-round, 1-under 69...Suffered two torn ligaments in his right ankle on May 15 while running with his dog at home in Scottsdale, AZ. Returned for the Travelers in late June, where he missed the cut...Finished the season strong with a T13 finish at the Frys.com Open and a T10 at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions. 2008: Recorded career highs in money ($1.7 million), cuts made (21) and top 25 finishes (12)...On a blustery Sunday where only eight players broke par, managed to shoot even par to move from T9 to T4 and claim his second consecutive top-10 finish at the Sony Open in Hawaii...Fired a final-round, 8-under-par 64 at the Shell Houston Open on his way to a T8 finish. The 64 was his best round since an opening-round 60 at the 2006 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic...Fired a final-round, 5-under-par 65 to finish solo sixth at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial for back-to-back top-10 finishes at Colonial Country Club (finished 4th in 2007)...Right at home in Phoenix, claimed his sixth top-10 finish of the year at the Fys.com Open following a final-round, 7-under-par 63. The T7 finish helped make for a new single-season earnings record. 2007: Place on the money list was highest since rookie year in 2002...After injury-plagued 2006 season, got off to a strong start in the new year with a T10 in first start at the Sony Open in Hawaii...Best finish was a T3 at the inaugural AT&T National thanks to a closing 3-under 67. Earned a spot in the British Open as the leading player, not otherwise exempt, at the 2007 AT&T National among the top-10 finishers and ties...Finished T20 at the British Open, recovering from a 2-over-par 73 in the first round. 2006: Finished in the top 125 on the money list for the fifth time in his five-year career...Hampered by tendinitis in both elbows that lasted from THE PLAYERS Championship through the end of the season, making only 19 starts on the year...Held the first-round lead at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic with a career-low 12-under-par 60 at the Palmer Course at PGA West. Tied Justin Rose and Arron Oberholser for low round of the season. Credited his score to an improved physique and psyche. Finished 73rd after slumping with 75-78 on the weekend...Collected his first top-10 at THE PLAYERS with his T3 finish. It was his first top-10 since a T6 at the 2005 PGA Championship...Withdrew during the first round of the Verizon Heritage in April due to the tendonitis...Played in eight more events the remainder of the year, withdrawing from two and making the cut in two. 2005: Moved into the top 75 on the money list after finishing just outside the top 100 over the last two seasons...The San Diego County product posted his first career top-10 in four starts at the Buick Invitational, a T6. His dad has been the starter for the TOUR event at Torrey Pines for a number of years...Clinched his first top-10 in a major championship with his T6 finish at the PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club. 2004: Started the season slow making only three cuts in his first 12 starts. Ended the year with a bang, making 50 percent of his season earnings in his last five starts, including a T3 at 84 LUMBER Classic to secure his card for 2005. His $201,600 payday in Pennsylvania lifted him over the mark to secure his card for the 2005 season. 2003: Made the cut in just under half of his 33 starts during his sophomore campaign. First of two top-10s was T6 at Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. Set course record with 11-under-par 61, a TOUR career best, at Bermuda Dunes Country Club in second round...Second, a T10, came at the Bay Hill Invitational presented by Cooper Tires. 2002: Only thing missing from his stellar rookie season was a victory but did qualify for his first Masters thanks to finishing 40th on the money list...Began season 507th on Official World Golf Ranking list and had moved up to 84th through THE TOUR Championship...Became eighth rookie in TOUR history to surpass $1 million...Finished second at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am after holding a four-stroke advantage after 36 and 54 holes. Had the lead with one hole to play but triple-bogeyed the 18th hole at Pebble Beach to lose by three strokes to Matt Gogel...Second runner-up finish came at the Buick Classic, tied with David Gossett and Loren Roberts two strokes behind champion Chris Smith. Paycheck of $261,333 pushed season earnings over $1 million at $1,006,341...Recorded hole-in-one in the second round of the Reno-Tahoe Open, acing No. 7 with a 6-iron from 210 yards...Turned in the round of the tournament during the final round of the Bell Canadian Open with an Angus Glen Golf Club record 9-under-par 63. 2001: Earned first PGA TOUR card by finishing as medalist at PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament...T3 finish at the Samsung Canadian PGA Championship on the Nationwide Tour. 2000: Picked up his first victory at the Ozarks Open on the Nationwide Tour where he defeated Pat Bates and Mike Heinen in a playoff with a birdie on the first extra hole. Was 36-hole leader by three strokes and 54-hole leader by four strokes at the Monterey Peninsula Classic, won by Richard Johnson. Amateur: Member of Arizona State University's 1996 NCAA championship team...Won the 1993 Junior World title at Torrey Pines, where Tiger Woods finished fourth, eight strokes back. Won the 1993 Maxfli PGA Junior two weeks later at Pinehurst, NC.

Personal

Brother Mike played on the Nationwide Tour in 2002 and 2006 and was a participant on GOLF CHANNEL's "Big Break Disney Golf" in 2009. They were the only brothers to play in the 2001 Qualifying Tournament finals at Bear Lakes CC in West Palm Beach, FL....Web site is patperezgolf.com...Took part in a charity fundraising event in 2009 for the Ten Rainbows Foundation to help raise for funds for underprivileged children and families.

Nationwide Tour Playoff Record

1-0

Other Information

Earned first PGA TOUR card by finishing as medalist at 2001 PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament, one stroke ahead of Bob Burns, Pete Jordan and Kenneth Staton...Played Nationwide Tour in 2000-01, finishing 26th on the money list in 2000 and 32nd in 2001. Had five top-10s in 2001 including a T3 finish at the Samsung Canadian PGA Championship. Picked up his first victory at the 2000 Ozarks Open where he defeated Pat Bates and Mike Heinen in a playoff with birdie on the first extra hole. Victory was worth $76,500, his largest career paycheck...Was 36-hole leader by three strokes and 54-hole leader by four strokes at the 2000 Monterrey Peninsula Classic, won by Richard Johnson. Ranked No. 1 in Birdie Conversion (36.2%)and fourth in Birdie Average (3.97) that year...Member of Arizona State University'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 Maxfli PGA Junior two weeks later at Pinehurst, N.C...Brother Mike earned playing privileges on the Nationwide Tour at 2001 PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament. They were the only brothers to play in finals at Bear Lakes CC in West Palm Beach, FL.