Mito Pereira saw his hopes at a historic PGA Championship victory evaporate on the final hole of the tournament Sunday, when he carded a double-bogey to come up just one shot shy of the ensuing playoff. Despite his gut-wrenching finish, the 27-year-old Chilean remained gracious afterwards, meeting with media members to unpack his performance over the weekend.
In an interview on the broadcast with Amanda Balionis of CBS SportsPereira didn’t dwell on the 72nd hole, but instead focused on the positives that he could take away from his first PGA tournament appearance.
“It’s tough to finish like that,” Pereira said. “Really good week and I didn’t play really well [Sunday]. Just needed a couple more birdies and hit it a little bit better to win, but just happy with how the week turned out.
“On Monday I just wanted to make the cut and on Sunday, I wanted to win. [I’ll] really hold to that and take this to learn from in the future.”