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).
Played as the BMW Championship (Aug 18-21; second of three FedEx Cup playoff events). Second-placed Scott Stallings (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Patrick Cantlay (USA). The first PGA Tour event ever hosted in the state of Delaware. [North course, Wilmington CC, Wilmington, Delaware].
Played as the Zurich Classic of New Orleans (Apr 21-24; two-man team event: betterball rounds 1&3; alternate shot rounds 2&4). Second-placed Sam Burns (USA) & Billy Horschel (USA) finished 2 shots behind wire-to-wire winning team of Xander Schauffele (USA) & Patrick Cantlay (USA). The two winners each took home $1,199,350 in first place prize money. [TPC Louisiana, Avondale, nr New Orleans, LA].
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].
Note: 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)].
Patrick Cantlay (USA) won the 2021 Jack Nicklaus Award as the PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.
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 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 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.].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.
Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
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