Will be making his Open debut after a climb into the game’s top 30 completed by a run to the semi-finals of the WGC-Dell Match Play in March.
He was the runner-up to Tyrrell Hatton at October’s BMW PGA Championship and that followed a first European Tour title at the 2019 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, after which he was part of the six-man play-off for the Turkish Airlines Open eventually won by Hatton.
Perez first made a real name for himself at the 2014 Eisenhower Trophy World Amateur Team Championship, where he finished as the second leading individual behind Jon Rahm.
A student at the University of New Mexico, he had success on the Alps Tour and Challenge Tour before graduating to the main circuit for the 2019 season, where he kicked off with a tie for third at the Hong Kong Open.
His Dunhill Links success at St Andrews was achieved close to his home in Dundee. “The culture in Scotland helps me. Here people live golf,” he said. In his first World Golf Championship appearance he came fourth at the 2019 HSBC Champions and in his first major he tied for 22nd at the 2020 PGA Championship.