Photos: Meet the wife of Mito Pereira, who runs the PGA Championship
Southern Hills Country Club hasn’t been too kind the past two days, but Mito Pereira seems to be handling the tough conditions very well.
Pereira, 27, was outstanding in the second round of the PGA Championship. On Friday, he shot a 6-under 64 to take second place in the standings.
Then, with most of the field struggling on Saturday, Pereira shot 2-under on his first seven holes. Despite having back-to-back bogeys to close out the top nine, the Texas Tech product remains at the top of the leaderboard.
If Pereira can hold steady this Saturday, he’ll be in control heading into the final round of the PGA Championship.
Pereira won’t come forward, but winning the Wanamaker Trophy would be a big achievement. It would also solidify 2022 as a great year for him.
Earlier this year, Pereira tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend, Antonia Prida. He posted photos of their wedding on Instagram.
Prida may have been Pereira’s lucky charm for the Valero Texas Open, where he finished 8-under.
Pereira is certainly hoping he can top that performance by sealing the deal at Southern Hills.
Pereira has a three-stroke lead over Bubba Watson, Will Zalatoris and the rest of the field.
CBS will have full coverage for the final round of the PGA Championship on Sunday.