Pat Perez just won another $900,000 after finishing T31 at LIV Golf Chicago

Tiger Woods' ex golf coach causes social media debate following tweet about Pat Perez. 

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Mon, 19 Sep 2022
Pat Perez just won another $900,000 after finishing T31 at LIV Golf Chicago

Pat Perez can thank his lucky stars that he is on Dustin Johnson's 4 Aces GC team in LIV Golf as the American has just picked up another $900,000 despite finishing tied 31st in the 48-man field at LIV Golf Chicago.

The red-hot 4 Aces team comprising Johnson, Perez, Talor Gooch and Patrick Reed ran out their fourth consecutive victory in LIV Golf team events.

The quartet finished 24-under par and one shot clear of Brooks Koepka's Smash GC. 

Cameron Smith won the tournament on 13-under par and Johnson finished three shots back in a tie for second. 

Smith took home the biggest first prize of his career of $4 million, while Johnson picked up $2 million for finishing second and an additional $750,000 for winning the team event.

This now takes his LIV Golf tournament earnings to $12.5 million from five LIV Golf tournaments. 

Johnson is understood to have agreed a signing-on fee to leave the PGA Tour and join LIV Golf in the region of $150 million. 

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Perez, meanwhile, finished down the pack at LIV Golf Chicago on level par and outside the top 30. 

He collected $154,000 for his week's efforts on the leaderboard, but then an additional $750,000 for being on the winning team. 

Perez has since mocked himself over his lack of team contribution so far on the LIV Golf Tour. 

He was also overheard dropping multiple F-bombs when missing a putt: 

Perez was seen wearing shorts, something you cannot do in tournament play on the PGA Tour.

That was apparently all part of the plan for him to play better.

"We had a team dinner on Friday night after the first round, and yeah, we told Pat to just do Pat. Just wear shorts, do whatever you want, hat backwards, whatever. Just play better," said 4 Aces GC captain Johnson.

Perez added: "Bottom line, just play better. So I had to come through."

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Perez did, however, finish ahead of one of his team partners Gooch, who ended up in a tie for 35th - so Perez certainly played his part in the 4 Aces' latest team victory in Chicago. 

The fourth member Patrick Reed finished in a tie for 12th on 5-under par. 

Reed, who is now heading to compete in the Open de France, told the media after his round that his DP World Tour login credentials have not worked for two weeks

Incredibly, Perez has now amassed $3.7 million in just four tournaments on LIV Golf despite not finishing inside the top 15 in any of the four LIV Golf tournaments he has played in this season. 

That financial total puts Perez well inside the top 10 for tournament earnings so far on LIV Golf. 

Tiger Woods' former golf coach Hank Haney, who seems in favour of LIV Golf receiving OWGR points, took to Twitter to reveal his "love" for seeing Perez add another $900,000 to his bank balance this season.

"Haha I love it Pat Perez wins another $900k and the Four Aces win for the 4th time," tweeted Haney, whose tweet was then met with criticism by DP World Tour pro Eddie Pepperell. 

"Why? You worked with and saw Tiger at the height of his powers, decimate fields," replied Pepperell. 

"That’s something to love and admire. Not a guy playing poorly earning $900k a week. There’s nothing to love about it. It’s vulgar and a stain on professional golf."

Fellow DP World Tour pro Scott Hend and LIV Golf's Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer's caddie Craig Connelly have since got involved in the debate. 

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