Perez wins in Mexico following injury lay-off

In just his third start after surgery, Pat Perez lands his second PGA Tour title

Charlie Lemay's picture
Mon, 14 Nov 2016
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In just his third tournament after returning from injury, Pat Perez claimed his second PGA Tour title since 2009 at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

The American was out of action for most of 2016 following shoulder surgery, but has come back with three impressive outings – T33, T7 and 1st.

“I woke up this morning and I knew I was going to win,” Perez said. “I didn't take a step from getting out of bed this morning that I didn't have in my mind I was going to win.”

Perez carded a four-under 67 in his final round, finishing two strokes ahead of compatriot Gary Woodland.

"I wasn't all that comfortable out there. This course kind of makes you put the steer on sometimes," he said.

The 40-year-old’s other win came at the Bob Hope Classic in January 2009.

Leaderboard

Perez -21
Woodland -19
Knox -18
Streelman -17
Reavie -17
Piercy -17

In the bag

Driver: TaylorMade M2 (Mitsubishi Tensei Pro White 70 TX), 9.5 degrees

Fairway wood: TaylorMade M2, 15 degrees

Hybrid: Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815, 18 degrees

Irons (3-4): PXG 0311XF(5-9): PXG 0311 

Wedges: Callaway MD3 Milled, MD3 Nlled (52 degrees); Callaway Mack Daddy PM Grind

Putter: Odyssey Versa Jailbird

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

 

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