Born:March 17, 1992 in Long Beach, California.
Original/Home Club:Servite H.S., Calif.
Ryder Cup player (2021). 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).
Patrick Cantlay (USA) won the 2021 Jack Nicklaus Award as the PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.
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].
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)].
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.].
European Tour: 2021 marks the 50th and last season of the world renowned European Tour, launched in April 1972 at the Spanish Open. From 2022 the Tour will be sponsored by Dubai-based global supply chain and ports operator DP World, and will be known as the DP World Tour.
South African Open: December 2021 events in South Africa have again been impacted by the Covid pandemic. The South African Open (Dec 2-5) will no longer be played as a DP World Tour event, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 9-12) has been cancelled.
Bernhard Langer: at age 64, Langer collected a record sixth Charles Schwab Cup, the only player to have won the season-long points chase more than twice. He also topped the PGA Tour Champions money-list for the 11th time out of a possible 13 since 2008.
Carlota Ciganda: the five-time Solheim Cup star was delighted to record a fourth Ladies European Tour win in her home national championship, the Ladies Spanish Open.
Lee Elder: Trailblazer, Ryder Cup player, four-time PGA Tour winner and eight-time Senior PGA Tour winner, Lee Elder died on November 28, aged 87. In 1975 he became the first African American golfer to play in the Masters tournament, and in so doing provided one of the pivotal moments in the history of professional golf.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
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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