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Mayakoba: Perez wins by two

November 13, 2016

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Pat Perez completed his comeback from shoulder surgery by winning the OHL Classic at Mayakoba on Sunday, the second victory of his 15-plus year PGA Tour career.

Perez, who began the final round trailing leader Gary Woodland by one, shot a four-under par 67 on the El Camaleon GC in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, to win by two shots.

"I was really calm all day," Perez, 40, said. "Like I've said, I’ve got this aggressive type attitude. I just had a lot of confidence when I came back. I started about 2 ½ months ago. I didn’t think it was going to happen this fast, but I thought it was going to be pretty successful when I did come back.”

It was his first victory since he won the Bob Hope Classic in 2009 and came in only his third event back after sitting for more than eight months recovering from surgery.

Perez, 40, finished at 21-under par 263, two strokes ahead of Woodland, who shot a one-under par 70. Russell Knox finished alone in third following a five-under par 66.