After two cards above par (73) between Friday and Saturday, Victor Perez struck a blow on Sunday in Dubai with his signature 66 (-6) without a bogey allowing him to finish the year in style punctuated by a second success on the tour in May in the Netherlands.
Victor Perez, remarks
“I wanted to have a good day. I wanted to end on a good note. The work done during the week finally paid off. I hit the ball really well… I think I only missed one… First of all, I remember the victory in Holland (Championship Holland).
Winning again was one of my goals. So it’s definitely a good season. The results are positive because I am at the level I think I am. It’s up to me to work a little more. It’s clear to all Europeans with the Ryder Cup in Italy (in September).
The Olympics too (in August 2024)… This is an important deadline, especially for the French players. You have to put yourself. Not forgetting the top 10 on the PGA Tour (Editor’s note, end of 2023) We’ll take stock with my staff and see which cabin we can still improve on.
I will not resume competition until Abu Dhabi (19-22 January). I’m leaving for New York tonight. I stayed for a week to see my physical trainer. We will review at the end of the year. All my crew are there. We’ll do physical, golf, biomechanical exams… As soon as this is all over, I’ll go home (to Scotland), and I’ll rest a bit… Mid-January, it will happen very quickly.
My preparations, maybe I will do it in Spain, in the south of the country … and maybe go straight to Abu Dhabi from Malaga” Victor Perez (born September 2, 1992) French professional golfer who plays on the European circuit, my son Michel Perez, ex-rugby player and coach , sports teacher at ENIT1.
Perez attended the University of New Mexico from 2011 to 20152. He represented France at the 2014 Eisenhower Cup, where he was the second-leading individual scorer behind John Rahm. Perez finished second in the Alps Tour qualifier in December 2015 to earn his place on the Tour in 2016.
He was runner-up at the Open Frassanelle and won the Alps Tour de Las Castillas tournament, finishing the season in fifth place overall. the Order of Merit to earn a place on the Challenge Tour for 2017. In his first season on the Challenge Tour, Pérez finished 18th on the Order of Merit, just outside the top 15 earning a European Tour card.
He was a finalist at the Made in Denmark Challenge and won the Challenge de España. In his second season on the Challenge Tour, Perez finished third on the Order of Merit which earned him a place on the 2019 European Tour.
He finished the 2018 season by winning the Foshan Open in a qualifier against Robert McIntyre, then finished second behind Adria Arnos in the RAK Challenge Grand Final. He also earned his first top 10 European Tour finish when he finished sixth in the Belgian Knockouts in May.
Pérez started the 2019 European Tour by finishing 3rd in the first event of the season, the Honma Hong Kong Open, held in November 2018. In September 2019, Pérez achieved his first win on the European Tour at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
In 2020, he reached the 41st position in the world rankings. In 2020, he competed in his first Grand Slam tournament, finishing 22nd (PGA Championship) 4. In November 2020, he participated in his first Masters tournament and became the third Frenchman to cross the sternum during his first participation, then finished 46th at +15.
At the end of March 2021, he finished fourth in the World Match Play Championship, beaten in the semi-finals by American Billy Horschel, future winner of the event, and then Matt Kuchar in the third-place match; But it finished as the best European team in the tournament.