Oct 15th, 2017
Pat Perez wins CIMB Classic
Another victory for PXG
Words: Tim Southwell Styling: GolfPunk
Pat Perez won the PGA TOUR's CIMB Classic, claiming a four-shot victory over compatriot Keegan Bradley on Sunday at TPC Kuala Lumpur.
Pat sealed his first title in almost a year despite carding a modest three-under 69 in the final round, courtesy of a strong start with three birdies in the first four holes.
The 41-year-old only managed to make par on the back nine, but did enough to finish the tournament with a 24-under 264 to take home the $1.26 million prize purse and 500 FedExCup points.
The win also means Pat will be teeing it up at Augusta for next year's Masters in April.
Perez suffered a shoulder injury last year that threatened to derail his career, but he never looked in discomfort last night as he cruised to victory.
"Unreal," said Pat after the round. "I think I'm the last guy that expected to win this week, to be honest with you. I did not think I was going to win this week.
"I really can't explain it, it's been an amazing 12 months. I can't explain it, but I hope it continues.
"I'll be here every year. Every year of the tournament, I'll be here. It's been very good to me. The tournament's been fantastic."
Keegan Bradley finished second after a -5 67 to finish at 20-under 268.
Xander Schauffele, who started the round in second place, faltered with four bogeys to finish tied-third alongside South Korea's Sung Kang at 17 under.
Defending champion American Justin Thomas finished tied for 17th place.
Getting a bit upset...