We check in with TOUR Mates and PXG Troops Pat Perez and Joel Dahmen for a quick fire round of questions that’ll have you laughing from the get-go.
Pat Perez: Don’t get too creative, I got things to do.
HOW MANY HOURS PER WEEK DOES YOUR TOUR MATE PRACTICE?
It should be a short answer, not a lot of writing.
Joel Dahmen: Okay. What did you get me for?
Pat Perez: 15 hours.
Joel Dahmen: 15 hours? Yeah, right.
Pat Perez: I mean I gave you three days of playing, a little bit of practice. It’s 12 hours and three rounds.
Joel Dahmen: Yeah, I mean I probably play twice.
Pat Perez: See?
Joel Dahmen: Probably play twice and maybe another couple of hours. You’re getting close, right?
Pat Perez: Closer.
Joel Dahmen: I got you down for 18 holes with booze, because I don’t know if that counts as full practice. And then two hours of practice outside of the golf.
Pat Perez: Absolutely correct.
Joel Dahmen: Figured you may be-
Pat Perez: This week could be a little bit more, but as an average week, I played six days between Cancun and Hawaii.
Joel Dahmen: In Hawaii?
Pat Perez: Three days was heavy booze. Cabo doesn’t count.
Joel Dahmen: You play the Pros and Joes, is that was?
Pat Perez: Yeah, I think so. They said it was there. And I played the Jimmy O here.
Joel Dahmen: Oh yeah. That’s all-
Pat Perez: Three days. That was all, there was only three, like three real days. I played before Hawaii.
Joel Dahmen: That’s about… I drank in every one of my rounds.
Pat Perez: Yeah, I used to practice a lot. I don’t like to practice that much.
Joel Dahmen: Yeah, that’s all right. 15 hours, that’s yeah, two rounds, a little bit of practice.
Pat Perez: I gave you, yeah. Close enough.
HOW OFTEN DOES YOUR TOUR MATE CUT HIS HAIR?
Joel Dahmen: Clearly, Pat doesn’t really cut his hair very often. So I went with “he trims it” three times a year.
Pat Perez: It’s pretty accurate.
Joel Dahmen: I feel like you’d get around the edges and you’d make sure the flow is proper.
Pat Perez: Oh yeah, I actually have to cut it, it’s like a drape right now.
Joel Dahmen: Okay, it’s a little long now.
Pat Perez: It’s actually got to be… See how it starts to bunch, I got to lighten it up a little bit. I got every three weeks.
Joel Dahmen: Probably more like five or six, I did-
Pat Perez: So it doesn’t grow that fast.
Joel Dahmen: Well, I just cut it last week, so.
Pat Perez: And then before that?
Joel Dahmen: It was a long time ago.
Pat Perez: That the first one of the year?
Joel Dahmen: Yeah.
Pat Perez: Figured it’d be like three weeks. It’s high and tight.
Joel Dahmen: No, I let it grow.
Pat Perez: You can always tell by the neck.
Joel Dahmen: Yeah, it’s fresh. It is a fresh trim.
Pat Perez: That’s about right, three times a year. Because once it starts to hang on my shoulder, that’s when I can’t stand it. Yeah. If it was straight, I would actually cut it once a year, I would just let it go. But it doesn’t get straight it gets bunchy. I don’t like it, but wife likes it so what can I do?
HOW DOES YOUR TOUR MATE UNWIND AFTER A ROUND?
Joel Dahmen: Little boozy?
Pat Perez: Little booze, eat, sleep.
Joel Dahmen: I think that’s pretty standard across the board.
Pat Perez: I mean that’s 90% of the TOUR.
Joel Dahmen: Yeah, I got you down for a glass or a bottle of wine, depending on what you shot. And I got you down for good dinner.
Pat Perez: Always good dinner.
Joel Dahmen: You’re a big foodie.
Pat Perez: My big thing is dinner. You only get so many dinners in life, you can’t waste them.
Joel Dahmen: You get seven a week.
Pat Perez: Yeah, exactly. I don’t like breakfast. Breakfast on TOUR is horrible.
Joel Dahmen: It’s the same thing.
Pat Perez: Every day. It’s horrible. Lunch ranges between a two and a seven. Dinner is always a 10 for me, always. That’s because I’m either cooking it or I’m going where it’s nice.
Joel Dahmen: I know if I walk into a restaurant and I see Pat there, I’m probably doing pretty good.
Pat Perez: You’re doing great. You’re doing fantastic. Life is too short for bad dinners. Don’t waste your time.
Joel Dahmen: Fair. We’ve had enough omelets in our day.
Pat Perez: Powder eggs, same bacon all the time.
Joel Dahmen: And then they give you some yogurt with some…
Pat Perez: Parfait?
Joel Dahmen: Yeah, parfait stuff.
Pat Perez: Nah, it’s out for me.
WHICH PXG TROOP WOULD YOUR TOUR MATE PICK TO PLAY A CRUCIAL SHOT?
Joel Dahmen: Better be me. I said he’d pick himself because I thought I’d know. I thought about you’d pick Zach, he’s closed out a bunch of victories at a couple majors.
Pat Perez: Zach has. Zach is definitely one of our strongest ones for sure.
Joel Dahmen: Yeah, but I figured you’d probably just pick yourself because you trust yourself to get it done.
Pat Perez: I would. Like Kobe did. Kobe would say trust nobody better but himself.
Joel Dahmen: Well, that’s a good quality to have.
Pat Perez: You think Tiger would pick anybody else? No chance.
WHAT’S THE FIRST WORD THAT COMES TO MIND WHEN YOU THINK OF YOUR TOUR MATE?
Pat Perez: Fun.
Joel Dahmen: Simple, yeah. I mean I threw party out there for you. I think we need you… It’s not that you just party, but life’s a party for you.
Pat Perez: It is.
Joel Dahmen: You treat it like one, so.
Pat Perez: I do now, I didn’t use to. I used to treat it like miserable work and now it’s actually-
Joel Dahmen: Is that post-injury for you?
Pat Perez: Yeah, that, and plus doing it this long.
Joel Dahmen: A child?
Pat Perez: Yeah, there’s so many different things that change. When you get to my age now and playing, it’s different. It’s just life is different, golf is different. You know, I mean I only have six years with the Champ TOUR, which I can’t wait.
Joel Dahmen: Six years for the Champs TOUR.
Pat Perez: I’m just in a different spot. You know when you’re 32, you’re still really trying to make sure that you get a whole career going, you play long enough and make enough money, and do all these things, and win, and all this kind of stuff. I mean, I’m going to be 44 in a month. This will be my 20th year coming up next year. I mean, I’ve done it all. You know, not that I haven’t done it all, but I mean I’m in just a different spot than it was when I was 30. I look at life way different, you will too.
Joel Dahmen: All right.
Pat Perez: Look at Tiger, Tiger’s done everything there’s possibly to do in the game. And he loves now to play a little bit and hang out with his family and do his thing, which I think is incredible, I think it’s awesome.
Joel Dahmen: Totally changed, for sure.
Pat Perez: I think it’s awesome that he’s that way now.
WHAT GOLF CLUBS DOES PAT PEREZ PLAY?
Check out what’s in the bag for Pat Perez on TOUR.
JOEL DAHMEN, WHAT’S IN THE BAG?
Take a look at what golf clubs Joel Dahmen has in play.