Sunday, January 25, 2009

Pat Perez Always Had Hope He'd Win On The PGA Tour

And today, that hope came true when he won the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic golf tournament. Here's how he did it courtesy of

"Pat Perez won the 50th Bob Hope Classic by Arnold Palmer for his first PGA TOUR title, taking advantage of Steve Stricker's collapse and holding off John Merrick by three strokes Sunday in the wind-swept final round.

Perez finished at 33-under 327. Merrick, who began the day eight shots behind Stricker but moved in front briefly on the back nine, shot a 67.

Stricker, 33 under at the start of play after rounds of 61 and 62, had a 77 to tie for third with Mike Weir (67) at 28 under. Stricker had a triple bogey on No. 7 and a quadruple bogey on No. 10, hitting into the water on both holes.

The 32-year-old Perez, playing in the final group, locked up the victory by knocking his approach shot from 200 yards on No. 18 to 3 feet to set up an eagle. Merrick, winless on the TOUR, already had finished his round with a par on 18.

Perez beamed and doffed his cap after the ball rolled onto the green and the fans in the grandstands erupted in cheers. He stopped grinning only briefly, while he was bending over his final putt."

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