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Pat Perez rallies to win OHL Classic at Mayakoba

  • Pat Perez of the United States holds up his trophy after he won the OHL Classic at Mayakoba golf tournament in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Israel Leal)

    Pat Perez of the United States holds up his trophy after he won the OHL Classic at Mayakoba golf tournament in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Israel Leal)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pat Perez of the United States celebrates with his wife after he won the OHL Classic at Mayakoba golf tournament in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Israel Leal)

    Pat Perez of the United States celebrates with his wife after he won the OHL Classic at Mayakoba golf tournament in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Israel Leal)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pat Perez of the United States holds the winners check after he won the OHL Classic at Mayakoba golf tournament in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Israel Leal)

    Pat Perez of the United States holds the winners check after he won the OHL Classic at Mayakoba golf tournament in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Israel Leal)  (The Associated Press)

Pat Perez won the OHL Classic at Mayakoba on Sunday in his third start since returning from shoulder surgery.

Perez closed with a 4-under 67 for a two-stroke victory over third-round leader Gary Woodland on the Greg Norman-designed El Camaleon course. Perez finished at 21-under 263.

Perez shot a 62 on Saturday to pull within a stroke of Woodland. The 40-year-old former Arizona State player birdied five of the first eight holes and had a bogey on the par-4 12th.

Perez had surgery on his shoulder in February. He returned with a tie for 33rd in Malaysia, and tied for seventh last week in Las Vegas.

Perez also won the 2009 Bob Hope Classic.

Woodland birdied the final two holes for a 70.

Russell Knox was third at 18-under after a 66. Chez Reavie (67), Kevin Streelman (65) and Scott Piercy (70) were 17 under.