Pat Perez shoots 2-over 73 in round one of the Genesis Invitational
February 13, 2020
- February 13, 2020
In his first round at the Genesis Invitational, Pat Perez hit 13 of 14 fairways and 10 of 18 greens in regulation, finishing at 2 over for the tournament. Perez finished his day tied for 84th at 2 over; Matt Kuchar is in 1st at 7 under; Harold Varner III, Kyoung-Hoon Lee, Wyndham Clark, Russell Henley, and Adam Schenk are tied for 2nd at 4 under; and Joel Dahmen, James Hahn, Patrick Reed, Patrick Cantlay, Rory McIlroy, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Carlos Ortiz, Jason Day, Andrew Landry, and Bryson DeChambeau are tied for 7th at 3 under.
After a drive to the left side of the fairway on the 503-yard par-5 first hole, Perez hit an approach shot from 185 yards to 13 feet, setting himself up for the eagle on the hole. This moved Perez to 2 under for the round.
On the par-4 second, Perez's 196 yard approach to 5 feet set himself up for the birdie on the hole. This moved Perez to 3 under for the round.
After a 291 yard drive on the 487-yard par-4 15th, Perez chipped his third shot to 4 feet, which he rolled for two-putt bogey on the hole. This moved Perez to 1 over for the round.
Perez got a bogey on the 475-yard par-4 18th, getting on the green in 3 and two putting, moving Perez to 2 over for the round.