Pat Perez shot a 3-under 69 Sunday to easily win the CIMB Classic. Here's the lowdown from the final round in Malaysia.
One year ago, Perez was coming off shoulder surgery and playing on a major medical extension. He received a sponsor's exemption into the CIMB Classic and finished T-33. More importantly, he regained some confidence after the long layoff. Three weeks later, he won at Mayakoba to regain his status. Perez returned this year and took control of the tournament with rounds of 66-65-64 and his third-career title was never really in jeopardy on Sunday. Perez made three straight birdies on Nos. 2-4 and came home with 10 straight pars for his second win in less than a year. Perez is expected to move into the top 20 in the world ranking on Monday. Last year at the CIMB he was ranked 333rd.