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Nearly 2.8million reasons why Pat Perez’ decision to join LIV Golf has been a professional success

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Pat Perez has been cut out by some as a controversial figure by some in the world of golf since his shift over to LIV Golf, but professionally speaking, there’s no denying that it’s been a very successful move so far.

The American golfer, who played on the PGA for over two-decades, played his part in what was arguable the most thrilling of LIV Golf events to dates. Perez at one stage challenged the leaderboard on the final day, but had to settle with a more than respectable 16th place in what was the strongest field assembled.

After watching Four Aces teammate Dustin Johnson literally hammer home a 33-foot eagle putt to take the LIV Golf Boston title, Perez found himself in the money once more.

The Four Aces claimed the $3million top team prize (again) to be split four ways. So far, the Four Aces compromising of Dustin Johnson, Pat Perez, Patrick Reed and Talor Gooch have amassed a huge $9million, just in team prize money, over the last three events.

All in Pat Perez has won $2,799,667 to date on LIV Golf. The notion of team sport is not a new one either. You win and lose as a team and Perez deserves the credit being part of a winning team.

There’s also the small figure of $10million that was also reportedly accepted by Perez to join LIV Golf. That figure could quickly be bypassed during his time on the new world tour.

Perez was asked for his opinion about talk on social media that LIV Golf Invitationals are more like exhibition matches.

Perez promptly answered: “Exhibition match don't pay $4.75 million.”

Playing golf is his job. It would be hard to fault his professional career choices so far.