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Tour Report: No. 72: Pat Perez

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To preview the 2013 PGA TOUR season, PGATOUR.COM is counting down the Top 100 Players to Watch in 2013. For an archive page with the top 100 players and for an explanation on how the list was compiled, click here.

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2013 PREVIEW: Pat Perez’s scoring average improved nearly half a stroke in 2012 yet he only had one top-10 finish, his lowest total in the last six years. Statistically, he was strikingly similar in driving distance, GIR and strokes-gained putting so figuring out why he didn’t contend more often will be key next season.

2012 DEFINING MOMENT: His low round was a 63 on Sunday at the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation but it followed a 74 that was Perez’s season in a nutshell. He did shoot three rounds in the 60s at the HP Byron Nelson Championship where the Arizona State product tied for ninth. –- Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM

ALBERS’ QUICK TAKE: Pat plays with emotion and I can’t tell you if that helps or hurts him. I have seen him get mad and turn that anger into birdies. I have also seen it go the other way. Pat is an entertaining player to watch, he laughs a lot on the course and also shows frustration. You never have to guess his mood. One thing never in doubt, is his athletic ability. He is a very talented player. — Fred Albers, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio

BOLTON’S FANTASY OUTLOOK: Logged eight of his nine top 25s by the first weekend in June, but would go on to earn just $1.064 million. Since establishing himself on the PGA TOUR, he’s never really had to worry about his status, but he hasn’t blown us away in salary games, either. Limit to his proven supporting role. — Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy expert

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Regular Season ranking

Final Playoffs ranking

Best finish T-9th HP Byron Nelson Championship
By the Numbers
Starts: 23
Cuts made: 18
Rounds played: 77
Top-10 finishes: 1
Money List rank: 94th
TOUR ranking
Driving distance: 75th
Driving accuracy: 69th
Greens in regulation: 96th
Strokes gained-putting: 60th
Scoring average: 42nd


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