Born:March 17, 1992 in Long Beach, California.
Original/Home Club:Servite H.S., Calif.
Presidents Cup player (2019). Walker Cup player (2011). FedEx Cup Champion (2021). Multiple PGA Tour wins.
In 2011, his freshman year at UCLA, Cantlay was a four-time tournament winner. At the end of that year he won the Haskins Award as the most outstanding college golfer in the United States. He holds the record (54 weeks) for the most consecutive weeks as the world's No.1 ranked amateur golfer (a global ranking that was introduced in 2007).
Played as the Tour Championship (Sept 2-5; last of three FedExCup playoff events; the winner also being crowned 2021 FedEx Cup champion). Second-placed Jon Rahm (Esp) finished 1 shot behind 29-year-old Patrick Cantlay (USA), who won his first FedEx Cup. [East Lake GC, Atlanta, GA]. [As in 2019 and 2020, a staggered start was used for this event, based on FedEx Cup points earned in the regular season and in the preceding two playoff events. No.1 seed Patrick Cantlay started at 10-under par; No.2 seed Tony Finau (-8); No.3 seed Bryson DeChambeau (-7); No.4 seed Jon Rahm (-6); No.5 seed Cameron Smith (-5)].
Played as the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide (June 3-6). Patrick Cantlay (USA) beat Collin Morikawa (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th), to win this event for the second time in three years. Jon Rahm (Esp), who led the tournament by 6 shots after the third round, had to withdraw before the fourth round after testing positive for coronavirus. [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].
Played as the BMW Championship (Aug 26-29; second of three FedEx Cup playoff events). Patrick Cantlay (USA) beat Bryson DeChambeau (USA) with a birdie at the sixth playoff hole (par-4 18th), to record his fifth PGA Tour win. [Caves Valley GC, Owings Mill, Maryland].
29-year-old Patrick Cantlay (USA) won the PGA Tour's final event of the season, the Tour Championship (Sept 2-5), and with it the 2020-21 FedEx Cup and $15 million first prize. Jon Rahm (Esp) was second, 1 shot behind Cantlay, and collected $5 million. Kevin Na (USA) was 5 shots further back in third, worth $4 million.
Played as the ZOZO Championship @ Sherwood (Oct 22-25; US PGA/Jpn Trs event; PGA Tour 2020/21 season). Second-placed Justin Thomas (USA) and Jon Rahm (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Patrick Cantlay (USA). [Sherwood CC, Thousand Oaks, nr LA, Calif.]. Originally scheduled as the ZOZO Championship in Narashino CC, Inzai, Japan, but relocated to the U.S. for 2020 due to the world coronavirus pandemic.
Played as The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide (May 30-Jun 2). Second-placed Adam Scott (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Cantlay (USA), whose final round 8-under 64 secured his second PGA Tour win. [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].
Played as the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open (Nov 2-5; PGA Tr 2018 season). 25-year-old Cantlay (USA) beat Alex Cejka (Ger) and Whee Kim (S Kor) with a par at the second playoff hole (par-4 18th). This was Cantlay's first PGA Tour win coming in his 43rd start on the Tour. [TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nev.].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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