Tag Archives: Pat Perez

Feb
23
2017

I will remember February 23rd as the day where WUP’s theme was “chill out, everyone” to all golf-related news. Perhaps it’s because I’ve been so preoccupied with the real news the past few months that my perspective is different than when my entire world was golf 24/7. Well, I loathe myself a little that I’m joining the masses in commenting on the latest Tiger-related circus because I’ve been over it for years, yet I have felt forced to partake in the mass media frenzy over everything Tiger Woods.

I’m not in denial that he moves the needle. I know he’s helped golf become more popular to the mainstream and non-golf fans are more likely to watch when he’s in contention or I guess these days if he’s simply playing any kind of competitive round. He has revolutionized the game. He inspired this new, current generation of young and exciting golfers who grew up worshipping him — the same group of guys I wish we could focus on talking about instead of hanging on to ghosts from the past. It’s doing everyone a disservice.

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Jan
27
2012
By Conor Nagle under PGA Tour

Trev Immelman: luxury golf swing.

Open thread time! The Torrey Pines North Course put up about as much fight as the 2004 US Ryder Cup team yesterday (what, too soon?), yielding two 62s, a 63 and host of 64s.

Today, as those who dominated Thursday’s leaderboard transition to the trickier South Course, a degree of equilibrium should be restored.

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May
9
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Perez Pissed

Pat Perez entered the final round one-shot behind 54-leader Jonathan Byrd, but faltered on Sunday, dropping to a tie for sixth after shooting 75. Other than kicking off the day with a birdie on the first, Perez quickly dropped down the leaderboard with consecutive bogeys and then a double-bogey on the seventh. Despite falling out of contention early on, he rallied back to give himself a shot at the title.

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May
7
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Pat Perez is used to waiting in between shots on the PGA Tour

Ask Pat Perez the last time he played in the final group on a Sunday. “F—, you tell me,” said Perez during his post-round presser at the Wells Fargo Championship on Saturday evening. “I couldn’t tell you.” Was it perhaps a couple of weeks ago? “No, I was close, third to last in Hilton Head and third to last in — no, second to — what the hell was it? Second to last at San Antonio,” he replied.

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May
5
2011

Sabbatini rage: is Mace the only deterrent?

Alex Miceli over at Golfweek has been building on Steph’s good work with regards to the Sabbatini/O’Hair confrontation and has begun to formulate a possible explanation for this week’s schoolyard falling out between the two. It probably won’t be a shock to hear it, given Sabbo’s controversial history on the topic, but it looks like a discussion between the two last week on the subject of slow play may have proven the catalyst for this week’s incendiary tete-a-tete.

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May
4
2011

Rory Sabbatini rejected reports from earlier in the day that he may face disciplinary action from the PGA Tour for his heated argument with Sean O’Hair during the second round of last week’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

“Well, I am playing this week so I wouldn’t worry about it too much, OK, guys?” said Sabbatini following his pro-am on Wednesday evening at Quail Hollow Golf Club, the site of this week’s Wells Fargo Championship. “That’s what it is, it’s a crazy rumor.”

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May
4
2011

Rory Sabbatini and Sean O’Hair, who were paired together in the first two rounds, along with Pat Perez, had a heated exchange (limited to words — sorry, no punches thrown) during the second round of last week’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Both players will likely receive disciplinary action — determined at the discretion of the PGA Tour — but the severity of their punishments is expected to differ, according to sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

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Apr
11
2011

Professional golf these days is so heavily influenced by coaching and mechanics that we often view the golf swing as a series of positions rather than a fluid action defined by the genetic x-factor that is hand-eye coordination. Televised golf sells us the myth of mechical perfection, but the players we’re watching every week were gifted long before David Leadbetter or Butch Harmon began standing behind them on the range.

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Feb
1
2011

Of course, I’m only kidding. But if Brian Wilson weren’t so recognizable, he may have been confused for a prison inmate…or Rickie Fowler on a Sunday. The San Francisco closer spent the day caddying for Pat Perez during a Tuesday practice round at TPC Scottsdale for the Waste Management Open.

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