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Pat Perez Just Won Another $900,000 After Finishing T31 at LIV Golf Chicago

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Pat Perez can thank his lucky stars for being part of Dustin Johnson’s 4 Aces GC team at LIV Golf as the American just raked in an extra $900,000 despite tied for 31st in the 48-man field in the LIV Golf Chicago.

The incandescent team of 4 Aces comprising Johnson, Perez, Talor Gooch and Patrick Reed earned their fourth consecutive win in the LIV Golf team events.

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The foursome finished 24 under par and one stroke ahead of Brooks Koepka’s Smash GC.

Cameron Smith won the tournament with an average of 13 under and Johnson finished three strokes tied for second place.

Smith took home the biggest first prize of his career of $4 million, while Johnson took home $2 million for finishing second and an additional $750,000 for winning the team event.

This now brings his LIV Golf Tournament winnings to $12.5 million of five LIV golf tournaments.

Johnson reportedly accepted a signing fee to leave the PGA Tour and join LIV Golf in the region of $150 million.

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Perez, meanwhile, finished in the field at LIV Golf Chicago at normal level and outside the top 30.

He raised $154,000 for his week’s efforts on the leaderboard, but then another $750,000 for being on the winning team.

Perez was also heard dropping several F-bombs when missing a putt:

Perez was seen wearing shorts, which you can’t do in tournament play on the PGA Tour.

It was apparently part of the plan to get him to play better.

“We had a team dinner Friday night after the first round, and yeah, we told Pat to do Pat. Just wear shorts, do what you want, hat upside down, whatever. Just play better,” said Johnson, captain of 4 Aces GC. .

Perez added: “Bottom line, just play better. So I had to pass.”

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Perez, however, finished ahead of one of his tag team partners, Gooch, who tied for 35th. Perez therefore certainly played his part in the 4 Aces’ last team victory in Chicago.

Fourth member Patrick Reed finished tied for 12th at 5 under par.

Reed, who is now heading to compete at the French Open, told the media after his round that his DP World Tour login credentials had not worked for two weeks.

Incredibly, Perez has now amassed $3.7 million in just four tournaments on LIV Golf despite not finishing in the top 15 in any of the four LIV Golf tournaments he has entered this season.

This financial total puts Perez well into the top 10 in tournament earnings so far on LIV Golf.

Former Tiger Woods golf coach Hank Haney, who seems supportive of LIV Golf receiving OWGR points, took to Twitter to reveal his ‘love’ for seeing Perez add another $900,000 to his balance banking this season.

“Haha I love Pat Perez wins another $900,000 and the Four Aces win for the 4th time,” tweeted Haney, whose tweet was later criticized by DP World Tour pro Eddie Pepperell.

“Why? You’ve worked with it and seen Tiger at the height of his powers, decimating fields,” Pepperell replied.

“It’s something to love and admire. It’s not a guy who plays badly and makes $900,000 a week. There’s nothing to love about it. It’s vulgar and a stain on professional golf.”

DP World Tour pro Scott Hend and Lee Westwood of LIV Golf and Martin Kaymer caddy Craig Connelly have since become involved in the debate.

Next page: Here’s how much they all won at LIV Golf Chicago

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