Throwback Thursday

Going with a pic from the man cave family room of Pat Perez—his collection of PGA Tour money clips, given to pros annually. Perez earned his Tour card in 2002 and has maintained 13 consecutive seasons. Added bonus in this pic, PP’s 2001 money clip. Old school. #TBT

Callaway Golf: PP Takes On The Drone!

Thanks to Chad Coleman and AJ Voelpel at Callaway Golf for spending a recent Friday afternoon nerding out with PGA Tour pro Pat Perez at the Ely Callaway Performance Center.

Perez was in town to tinker with the latest gear and to work on his swing, trading the desert heat for Carlsbad’s coastal breeze. While there, the Callaway boys brought the GoPro a drone and mixed with a little Dubstep, delivered this little clip. Love it. 


UPDATE: As of Friday August 1st, the Callaway Golf video has been changed to private. As soon as we get the video issue solved, it will be live again at Throwback Thursday

Going with a #TBT picture with golfing great Sam Torrance, snapped back in 2005 when Pat Perez was across the pond, playing in the 134th Open Championship at The Old Course at St. Andrews.

Perez and friends ran into the accomplished European Tour player out and about in Scotland, shared a few pints and talked about the greatest game in the world. 

Torrance recently lost his father, legendary coach Bob Torrance. The 82-year old passed away peacefully in his sleep last week. Thoughts and prayers are with the Torrance family. 

Opening Round 68 At RBC Canadian Open

Pat Perez got off to a blazing start at the RBC Canadian Open, cooled off on the back nine, but still put together a solid opening round 68 at Royal Montreal Golf Club’s Blue Course.

Perez opened with four consecutive pars before a birdie-eagle-par-birdie run, putting him four-under after eight holes. 

After hitting a 189-yard tee shot to within five feet on the par-three fifth, Perez carded his first birdie of the day and followed with an 84-yard chip-in for eagle on the par-five sixth. Perez hit driver 277 yards to the left fairway and his second shot 230 yards to the left rough. From there, the 84-yarder found the hole in three. 

After a par on eight, Perez came back with a 287-yard drive to the right intermediate, and  99-yard second shot to the right fairway. From there he punched in the 12-footer, parred nine and was four-under at the turn. 

Back-to-back bogeys ensued. On the par-four tenth, Perez hit his drive to the tree outline and punched his second shot 69 yards to get back on the fairway. Shot three was a 128-yarder to the right fairway and got on the green in four, dropping a one-footer for a five. 

The par-four eleventh had Perez in the fairway bunker after a 268-yard drive and eventually staring down a 14-footer for par, which went wide, leaving a one-footer for bogey 

Perez responded with his final birdie of the day on the par five twelfth, hitting his drive 274 yards to the right fairway and laying up with a 191-yard second shot to the left fairway. From there, a 91-foot third shot found the back of the green and with some backspin left Perez a makable 13-footer for three. 

Perez gave one back on the par-four fifteenth, but parred five of the final six holes en route to 68. The Tour veteran averaged 272 yards in driving distance, 64.29% in driving accuracy percentage and 55.56% in greens-in-regulation percentage. 

Perez will tee it up Friday at 12:45 p.m. local time, going off No. 10 and again paired with Matt Bettencourt and Jeff Overton


Tee Times Announced for RBC Canadian Open

PGA Tour professional Pat Perez is back in action this week at the RBC Canadian Open in Quebec. Perez spent last week in San Diego at the Eli Callaway Performance Center, working on his game with coach Joe Mayo, and dropping by Callaway’s headquarters to check out the latest gear, while sitting in for some social media-related efforts.

Perez has history at the event formerly known as the Canadian Open by Franklin Templeton Investments and the Bell Canadian Open. Dating back to his rookie season in 2002, Perez sat out the event in 2012 and 2006 and had a string of missed cuts in 2013, 2010 and 2008. 

From there, some middle of the road finishes—T50th (2011), T24th (2009),  T65th (2005) and T32nd (2003)—as well as some strong ones; T10th (2007), T14th (2004) and T12th (2002). 

Perez enters this week 64th in the FedExCup standings and 124th in the Official World Golf Rankings. Outside of the obvious playing-to-win modus operandi this week, Perez needs a quality finish to earn a spot in next months PGA Championship at Vahlalla in Louisville.   

Perez goes off No. 1 at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday and No. 10 at 12:45 p.m. on Friday, where he’ll be paired with Matt Bettencourt and Jeff Overton both days. 

Pat Perez Sits Down For ‘Callaway Talks’

PGA Tour professional Pat Perez was in Carlsbad, California last week working at the Eli Callaway Performance Center with coach Joe Mayo, but popped by headquarters to visit with the #TeamCallaway crew. 

While there, Perez sat down with senior vice president of marketing Harry Arnett for an edition of “Callaway Talks” and spent a good eight minutes talking about his game, swing changes, equipment, life off-the-course and an upcoming New Years Eve wedding at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Give it a watch and a hearty thanks to everyone at Callaway for the hospitality last Thursday!

Pat Perez : The Off Week

PGA Tour professional Pat Perez was home for a few weeks in June, hanging with the boys, grilling at the casa, rolling around town in the carbon-fiber-wrapped Nissan GT-R and beating the heat by whacking some balls around Scottsdale’s Top Golf in the eve.

Here’s a quick 90-second montage of PP’s off week, with more footage forthcoming on his official YouTube channel

PatPerezGolf: Throwback Thursday

Going with a celebratory gift for #ThrowbackThursday—a signed bottle of No. 99 from The Great One, Wayne Gretzky after Pat Perez won the 2009 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.

Gretzky scrawled on the label, “To Pat, Congrats on win #1! — Wayne Gretzky, 99″.

The bottle sits in Perez’s offer as a reminder. When asked if he’d ever uncork the 2006 Meritage from Gretzky Estates, he offered up a resounding, “Never”. 


Opening Round 71 For Perez At John Deere

Pat Perez fired an even-par 71 in the opening round of the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Illinois on Thursday. Perez negated three bogeys and a double with some clutch play down the stretch, birdying two of the the three holes at TPC Deere Run. 

After parring the opening hole, Perez birdied the par-five second, crushing his drive 287 yards to the right rough and following up with a 149-yard second shot to the right fairway. Perez’s third shot found the green, where he dropped a 22-footer for birdie.

A bogey-par-birdie-bogey stretch between holes five and eight brought Perez back to even.  

After hitting his drive 281 yards to the right fairway on the par-four fifth, Perez sent his second shot 141 yards to the right intermediate. He punched his third shot 89 yards to the right fairway and his fourth left him a four-footer for bogey.

The birdie on the par-three seventh was the result of a 26-foot drop-in after hitting his tee shot 226 yards to the green, but was followed by bogey on the par-four eighth—where an eight-foot par putt came up and inch short. 

Even at the turn, things could’ve unraveled with a double bogey on the par-four eleventh, where Perez had to take a drop after a 226-yard tee shot to the tree outline and eventually made six. Instead, a clutch close-out that sets a tone for Friday afternoon’s round. 

Perez strung together back-to-back pars on twelve and thirteen, before picking up a stroke with a birdie on the par-four fourteenth. After hitting is drive 264 yards to the right fairway, Perez put hide second shot on the green and left himself a three-foot tap-in. 

A bogey on the par-four fifteenth was the result of a 279-yard drive into the fairway bunker, followed by a 104-yard second shot into the left intermediate, leaving a 20-foot par putt that came up short. 

From there, back-to-back birdies on sixteen and seventeen brought Perez back to even on the day, where he’d remain after parring eighteen. He finished the day averaging 296 yards driving distance, hitting 61.11% greens in regulation and posted a 78.57 driving accuracy percentage. 

Perez tees it up Friday at 12:25 p.m. local time, where he’ll go off No. 10 with Richard Lee and Scott Langley.


Tee Times Announced For John Deere Classic

PGA Tour professional Pat Perez is back in action at this week’s John Deere Classic. Perez participated in last week’s Greenbrier Classic and was five-under after two, but a plus-five third round brought him back to even and earned him a MDF. 

Perez enters this week 62nd in the FedExCup standings and 120th in the Official World Golf rankings. 

Perez’s history at the John Deere and TPC Deere Run has been spotty over nine events.

Missed cuts came in 2013, 2011 and 2007, twice Perez withdrew (2012, 2006) and twice he sat the event out (2005, 2003—the former a result of finishing fifth at the Cialis a week prior and earning a spot in the British Open.) 

Perez’s strongest finish came as a rookie 2002, when he finished fourth. Outside of that, the results have been middle of the road; T39th (2010), T30th (2009), T66th (2008) and 66th (2004). 

Perez has been working intensely with coach Joe Mayo over the past three weeks. The two spent all weekend on the range at TPC Potomac after a missed cut at the Quicken Loans National and worked together at Greenbrier before dialing back in this week in Silvis. 

Mayo, a social media enthusiast, posted video of Perez’s swing on Tuesday, with the following caption regarding a freeze-framed still of his pro’s set-up: “Getting it done at the Deere. Pat has never looked better at this point. I’m excited for the future.” 

Perez goes off No. 1 at 7:10 a.m. on Thursday and No. 10 at 12:25 p.m. on Friday. He’ll be paired with Richard Lee and Scott Langley both rounds.