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CIMB Classic Recap: Win Moves Perez to 20th in World

Len Hochberg

Hochberg covers golf for RotoWire. A veteran sports journalist, he contributes to Sports on Earth and was an editor and reporter at The Washington Post for many years.

Arizona native Pat Perez has long been known as a golfer who played better out West. This past week, he went so far west he ended up in the Far East and he won again, adding another stunning development to his career renaissance.

Perez ran away with the CIMB Classic on Sunday, winning a tournament for the second consecutive year after do so only once in his first 15 years on the PGA Tour. Last year, the 41-year-old Perez won the OHL Classic at Mayakoba (Mexico), but it was three weeks earlier at the CIMB where his career turnaround began.

He received a sponsor invite to play TPC Kuala Lumpur, full of self-doubt after having missed eight months following left shoulder surgery. He played pretty well, tying for 33rd in the 78-man, no-cut field. Two weeks later at the Shriners he tied for seventh, and the week after that he won. Suddenly, the over-40 Perez had a second PGA Tour victory a whopping eight years after notching his first.

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