Mito Pereira

Mito Pereira

(puh-RARE-uh)

Height: 6'0" (1.82 m)
Weight: 196 (89 kg)
Age: 26 (March 31, 1995)
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
Residence: Pirque, Chile
Family: Single

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


Exempt Status


PGA TOURWinner, three 2020-21 Korn Ferry Tour events (thru 2021-22)

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:

65 - 2021 Barbasol Championship (Round 3)

Career High FedExCup Rank:

#202 : 2021 The Open Championship

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#136 : 2021 Barbasol Championship

Career Largest Paycheck:

$115,938 : 2021 Barbasol Championship (Finished 5)

2020-21 Season Highlights


Promoted to the PGA TOUR in June via the Three-Victory Promotion from the Korn Ferry Tour. Became the 12th player to earn the promotion and first since 2016.

PGA TOUR
Barbasol Championship - Finished T5 at the Barbasol Championship, earning his first top-10 on the PGA TOUR in his sixth career start.
Korn Ferry Tour
Huntsville Championship - Lost on the third hole of a three-man playoff at the Huntsville Championship after holding a three-stroke lead during the final round. Played the final six holes of regulation in 2-over and finished with a 15-under 265 total. Simmons Bank Open for the Snedeker Foundation - Opened with a 5-under 67 en route to a T9 at the Simmons Bank Open for the Snedeker Foundation. Marked his second consecutive top-10. Evans Scholars Invitational presented by First Midwest Bank - Played the weekend at 7-under par and totaled a 7-under 277 for a T10 finish at the Evans Scholars Invitational presented by First Midwest Bank. REX Hospital Open - Won his second title of the season at the REX Hospital Open, making birdie on the first extra hole to defeat Stephan Jaeger in a playoff. Held the outright lead after 36 holes and entered the final round with a share of the lead. Made 11 birdies in the first round and opened with a 9-under 62. BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation - Earned his third Korn Ferry Tour victory of the season, winning the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation by four strokes to receive the Three-Victory Promotion to the PGA TOUR. Became the 12th player in Korn Ferry Tour history to earn the promotion (first since 2016) and 12th player to win back-to-back events on the Korn Ferry Tour.

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: 6 16 1 1 2 4 $146,893
2021 4 12 1 1 2 2 202 $146,893
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
2019 CUT

Personal


  • Started playing golf at an early age. His earliest golf memory is hitting balls with a plastic golf club.
  • Lake Nona and Cypress Point are the golf courses he has liked the most.
  • Andrés Calamaro is his favorite entertainer.
  • 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.