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ASU in the Pros Series: PGA Golfer Pat Perez

Perez has collected four career wins on the Tour.

PGA: DEAN & DELUCA Invitational - First Round Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

Pat Perez is one of many golfers playing professionally on the PGA Tour. The Phoenix native has four career wins under his belt over the course of his career, and he currently ranks 10th in the FedEx Cup standings.

Time at ASU

Joined ASU’s golf team in 1994.

Led the Sun Devils to the NCAA title in 1996.

Time in the Pros

Perez left ASU after three years and turned pro in 1997. His first PGA Tour victory came in 2009 at the Bob Hope Classic, during the same year he earned a career-high in the Official World Golf Ranking of 49th.

Prior to claiming his first career PGA Tour win, Perez logged career-best finishes at a handful of major tournaments — he finished tied-sixth at the PGA Championship in 2005; tied-20th at The Open Championship in 2007; and tied-36th at the U.S. Open in 2008.

It wasn’t until November 2016 that Perez claimed his second PGA Tour win (his only other to date), when the 41-year-old won the OHL Classic at Mayakoba by two strokes. He became the first player since Harrison Frazar (2011) to win a PGA Tour event while on Medical Extension, which he earned upon his return from shoulder surgery that kept him out of golf during most of the 2015-16 season.

In 2017, Perez notched his best result at the Masters Tournament, finishing tied-18th at the event.