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Perez disqualified after signing incorrect scorecard

Pat Perez in the Northern Trust Open third round
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Though his chances of making the cut were already bleak, Pat Perez was able to get an early start on revising his weekend plans after he was disqualified from the Waste Management Phoenix Open for signing an incorrect card Friday.

With the projected cut currently hovering at 3 under, Perez's rounds of 72-72 left him at 2 over, unlikely to advance. When he incorrectly signed for an even-par 71 in the second round, though, he earned himself an early exit from the event.

The hole at issue was the short par-4 17th, where Perez ran into trouble despite a drive that left him less than 50 yards to the hole. After his approach went into the water behind the green, he ultimately two-putted for a double bogey 6. Perez signed for a 5 on the hole, however, and was disqualified as a result.

Following a 2012 season that featured only three missed cuts in 24 starts, Perez has continued that momentum thus far into 2013. After a T-9 finish at the Sony Open in Hawaii, the 36-year-old was tied for ninth after 54 holes at last week's Farmers Insurance Open before a final-round 74 dropped him into a tie for 21st.