PGA Tour Winner Signs With LIV Golf For Reported $10 Million

Pat Perez's wife has revealed that three-time PGA Tour winner has signed with LIV Golf

Perez smiles as he waits to hit his tee shot
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Lately the LIV Golf Series has been securing some big names and veterans from the PGA Tour, with the likes of Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau all signing up to the Saudi-backed series.

Now, in a rather bizarre turn of events, it has signed Tour veteran, Pat Perez, with the American's wife, Ashley, revealing the announcement via an Instagram story on Friday night.

In the post, which you can see below, Perez is seen swinging a golf club at the iconic 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass as the words "BREAKING NEWS!!" flash up. It is then followed with a simple message: "Pat Perez has signed with LIV Golf".

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Reportedly, Perez has signed with the LIV Golf Series for $10 million which, although a lot less significant than some of the other players at the series, is still a rather nice amount for a player who hasn't secured a win since the 2017 CIMB Classic and is bordering on being eligible for the PGA Tour Champions circuit in just four years.

Although unclear if he will resign his PGA Tour membership, it is now imminent that he will be suspended by the PGA Tour, with Commissioner, Jay Monahan, banning all players who are teeing it up in the LIV Golf Invitational Series and those who play in future events.

Along with Perez, a number of PGA Tour players are reportedly set to jump ship and join the new Series, with Patrick Reed, Jason Kokrak, Rickie Fowler, Harold Varner and Bubba Watson just some of the names that are expected to make an announcement over the coming days and weeks.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

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