Patrick Cantlay is a 29-year-old professional golfer from Long Beach, California. He is known for maintaining his position as the World Amateur Golf Ranking’s leading golfer for 13 months. He achieved victory playing on the PGA Tour that includes the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open (2017), the Memorial Tournament (2019 and 2021), and the Zozo Championship (2020). During his senior years in Servite High School, Cantlay won the California State High School Championship.
In 2011, he won the Haskins Award and four tournaments during his freshman year. Aside from becoming the Freshman of the Year and Pac-10 Player of the Year, Cantlay also received the Phil Mickelson Award after being the GCAA National Freshman of the Year. Later that year, he became the top-ranked amateur golfer and received the Mark H. McCormack Medal. Instead of finishing his last two years in college, Cantlay decided to pursue his professional career in golf in 2012.
After a year of being a professional golfer, he joined the Web.com Tour and played at the 2013 Columbia Championship, where he won his first professional game. He also played at the 2014 PGA Tour by taking part in the Web.com Tour Finals, finishing in 11th position. Because of his back injury, he only played five events during the 2013-2014 seasons. Luckily, he was given an 11-event medical extension. Later in 2014, he only played a single tournament and did not make it in the 2015 to 2016 seasons.
He started to play again in 2017, reclaiming his PGA Tour card after being a runner-up during the Valspar Championship. He played at the BMW Championship and finished in 9th place, Dell Technologies Championship at 13th, Northern Trust at 10th, and Heritage Championship at 3rd. All of these wins allowed him to join the Tour Championship. Cantlay failed to win the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open that happened in October 2019.
Additionally, Kevin Na defeated him during the next playoff hole. Two months later, Cantlay participated in the 2019 Presidents Cup in Australia as a US team member. The US team was victorious, getting the title with a score of 16-14. Cantlay defeated Joaquin Niemann and won the Sunday singles. Earlier in June 2021, Cantlay defeated his opponent, Collin Morikawa, in the Memorial Tournament.
- Penalties: 1
- Long Drive: 320
- Sand Save Percentage: 0.0
- Average Gir Putts: 1.8
- Average Drive: 303.7
- GIR Percentage: 63.9
- Fwy Percentage: 50.0