No change for Pat Perez after CIMB success

USA's Pat Perez tees off on the second during day two of The Open Championship 2017 at Royal

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Pat Perez has vowed that he won’t be changing his lifestyle too much having secured the third PGA Tour success of his career at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia.

The American came home four-shots clear of former USPGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley as he tallied 24-under par, aided by a final round 69.

Perez was able to coast home with nine pars on the final nine holes at TPC Kuala Lumpur, gaining his second Tour success in 11 months following his win at the OHL Classic in Mexico last November.

The 41-year-old held a commanding four-shot lead going into the final round and a hat-trick of birdies from the second hole onwards ensured he was never in any great danger of being caught.

Perez posted four sub-70 rounds to triumph and he is delighted with how things have gone for him on the course recently. He won’t however be altering things off the course too much, he says.

“Everything is just going unbelievable,” said Perez. “It’s been a lot of work and a lot of dedication and it’s just coming together. I’m not getting ahead of myself, I’m not going to look in the past. I’m a late bloomer.

“I’m still not going to work out, will still enjoy myself, have a bad diet! I’ve got my group of friends and I’m not going to change anything.”

Tour Championship winner and recently-crowned PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, Xander Schauffele took a share of third place while Hideki Matsuyama shared fifth spot on 16-under par, two clear of England’s Paul Casey, who ended with a seven-under par 65 to force his way into the top ten.

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