Mito Pereira

Mito Pereira

(puh-RAY-ruh)

Height: 6'0" (1.82 m)
Weight: 196 (89 kg)
Age: 27 (March 31, 1995)
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
Residence: Jupiter, Florida
Family: Wife, Antonia

Education: Texas Tech University
Special Interests: Motorcycles, soccer
Turned Professional: 2015
City plays from: Pirque, Chile


Exempt Status


PGA TOURTop 125 in 2021-22 FedExCup Playoffs and Eligibility Points List (thru 2022-23)

Career Victories


Korn Ferry Tour Victories (3):
2020 (3) Country Club de Bogota Championship, REX Hospital Open, BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation.
PGA TOUR Latinoamerica Victories (1):
2016 (1) Roberto De Vicenzo Punta del Este Open Copa NEC.
Other Victories (3):
2016 Abierto de Cachagua [Chile]. 2015 Abierto de Marina Golf Rapel [Chile]. 2015 Abierto del Club de Polo [Chile].

Player Statistics


Career Low Round:

64 - 2022 PGA Championship (Round 2)

Career High FedExCup Rank:

#3 : 2022 Fortinet Championship

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#45 : 2022 RBC Canadian Open

Career Largest Paycheck:

$870,000 : 2022 PGA Championship (Finished 3)

2021-22 Season Highlights


Qualified for the FedExCup Playoffs in his rookie season on the PGA TOUR and advanced to the BMW Championship, finishing No. 50 in the official FedExCup standings. Held a three-stroke lead entering the final round of the PGA Championship and went on to finish T3 in his second career start in a major championship. Collected three top-10s and made 18 cuts in 27 starts. Earned one of the automatic qualifying spots for the International Team at the 2022 Presidents Cup.

PGA TOUR
Fortinet Championship - Finished solo-third at the Fortinet Championship, earning his first career top-three finish on the PGA TOUR. Co-led the field in Driving Accuracy Percentage (60.71 percent). PGA Championship - Held a three-stroke lead entering the final round of the PGA Championship and carded a final-round 75 to finish T3. Made a double-bogey-6 at the 72nd hole to miss the playoff between Justin Thomas and Will Zalatoris by one stroke. Marked his second career appearance in a major championship and first since the 2019 U.S. Open. Co-led the field in Birdies (18) and Par-5 Scoring Average (4.25).

National Team Selections


Presidents Cup : 2022 Olympic Games : 2020

Career Records


PGA TOUR (Playoff Record: 0 - 0)
Season Events Rounds 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25 Cuts Made Cuts Missed WD FedExCup Rank Earnings
Total: 36 111 2 5 10 22 13 1 $3,168,273
2022 27 89 2 3 8 18 8 1 50 $2,797,925
2021 7 18 2 2 4 3 180 $370,348
2019 1 2 1
2018 1 2 1
(A) - Amateur

Top Tournaments


PGA TOUR
THE PLAYERS Championship Masters Tournament PGA Championship U.S. Open The Open Championship WGC-HSBC Champions WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play WGC-FedEx St. Jude Inv WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession
2022 CUT T3 CUT CUT
2019 CUT
FedExCup Playoffs
FedEx St. Jude Championship Dell Technologies Championship BMW Championship TOUR Championship
2022 T42 T54

Personal


  • Started playing golf at an early age. His earliest golf memory is hitting balls with a plastic golf club.
  • Bubba Stewart, a professional motocross racer, is his favorite athlete outside of golf.
  • Chile's Universidad Católica is his favorite professional team.
  • Interests include fishing and motocross.