Perez Makes Cut Regarding FedExCup Playoffs

71-74 wasn’t enough to stay alive at The Barclays in New Jersey last week, but it kept Pat Perez in the Top 100 – the necessary number needed to earn a spot in this week’s Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston.

Perez entered the FedExCup Playoffs ranked 89th and lost six spots after missing the cut in round one. Perez got off to a blazing start round one, three-under after seven and T4th when a weather delay rolled in. Resuming play hours later, the mojo was gone and Perez bogeyed three of the next five holes, back at even with six to play.

Perez went on to nab a birdie on the par-four fifteenth, but gave a shot back on the par-four eighteenth, ending the day with a 71 and long road to par; four birdies, four bogeys, fourteen pars.

Friday’s round started with a bogey on ten, but Perez got the shot back with a birdie on the par-four twelfth. A bogey on fifteen had Perez one-over at the turn, but a double on the par-four fifth left Perez three-over with four to play.

Perez went on to bogey seven, birdie and and par nine, finishing the day three-over when the cut was even.

Frustrating as round one played out, Perez lived to see another day, slipping only six spots and earning a round two slot this week.

Tournament action kicks off Friday in Boston, with the event running through Labor Day on Monday.

Perez tees it up at 9:04am on Friday and 1:34pm on Saturday and is paired with Erik Compton and Stuart Appleby, both of which played their way into this week’s Deutsche Bank Championship last week. Compton was previously 117th and jumped to 94th while Appleby climbed from 123rd to 96th.

Follow the live leaderboard, PP’s scorecard and ShotTracker right here all week.

Some Aerosmith For Boston This Week

Been on an Aerosmith kick (again) since seeing them live down at Greenbrier. Headed to TPC Boston this week having survived the cut, so let’s set the tone with some “Combination” off of “Rocks” and work towards a big week here in Round Two. – PP

“I took a shot on the chin. I’m rearranging my game. Tell by the shape I’m in.” – Joe Perry 

FedExCup Underway At The Barclays

The Playoffs are officially underway and Pat Perez is back in action this week for The Barclays at Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City. The top 125 in FedExCup point standings are teeing it up this week and Perez enters the post-season 89th in the overall standings, while 80th on the overall money list.

Perez is trying to find his form after missing three straight cuts since a T6th finish at The Greenbrier Classic in early July. From there, 74-69 at the John Deere Classic, 71-73 at The Canadian Open and 72-71 at last week’s Wyndham Championship, the final pre-FedExCup event, played with the hopes of rising on the point list before The Playoffs got underway.

Perez is paired with Matt Every and Kevin Stadler on Thursday, going off at 8:27am ET. Follow the live leaderboard, PP’s scorecard and ShotTracker all week from New Jersey.

Perez Unsure Who Gets His P.O.T.Y. Vote

The Playoffs are underway in New Jersey with The Barclays opening the series and as the action heats up on the course, the off-course chatter surrounds Player Of The Year honors, where Pat Perez was asked his opinion on the range days back by New York Post columnist Mark Cannizzaro.

“It’s tough,” said Perez. “Tiger has won five times, but where it gets skewed a little bit is that Tiger just cares about majors. Majors are the bar he set for himself. Majors are also what usually determines who is Player of the Year.

“This one is a little different, though, because you’ve got Adam Scott, who’s played awesome for awhile now. You’ve got Phil, who everyone wanted to see win the British and who played arguably the best round of year by far. Phil has two wins with a major and Tiger has five with the Players Championship, which consider definitely a major because it has the best field in the game and Tiger beat everyone.

“Then you look at the PGA, where ‘Duf’ beat the best players in the world, and he beat them all handily in my opinion,” Perez went on. “I’m going to get the [voting] sheet here in a couple months, but I don’t know who I’d put as Player of the Year right now.’’

Perez said he does not buy into is the argument that Woods’ wins should be discounted because they were at courses on which he has had perennial success.

“Who cares?” Perez said. “He’s still winning tournaments. Winning is winning. I don’t give a damn about how much a guy likes a course. He’s still got to play 72 holes and win. I’ve played all those courses just as many times as [Woods] has and I don’t have eight wins at any of them.”

For the rest of the article in the Post, click here.

Perez Back In Action At Wyndham Championship

After not earning an exemption to last week’s PGA Championship, Pat Perez is back in action this week, like many others trying to climb in the FedExCup ranks before The Playoffs gets underway next week.

The Wyndham Championship gets underway on Thursday and Perez is paired with Robert Karlsson and David Lynn at 12:10pm on Thursday and round two gets underway at 7:10am.

PP enters this week 81st in FedExCup Points and 79th on the overall money list, having played nineteen events on the season.

Follow the live leaderboard, PP’s scorecard and ShotTracker all week.