Patrick Cantlay is a professional golfer from the United States of America with a career-high Official World Golf Ranking of No.3, which he reached in July 2022. He has 9 professional wins. In 2019, he finished in the Top 3 of the US Open. He is the 2021 FedEx Cup Champion and in the same year, he was named the PGA Tour Player of the Year.

Player Profile and Early Career

Patrick Cantlay was born on March 17, 1992, in Long Beach, California the United States. He currently resides in Jupiter, Florida. Cantlay stands 178 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 73 kg.

Height / weight 1.78 m / 73 kg
Born Mar 17, 1992
Nationality United States United States

He attended Servite High School. Later, he played college golf for the University of California Los Angeles. In 2011, he received a number of awards for his performance, including the Haskins Award. He was also named the Golf Coaches Association of America Division I Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year. He was named Freshman of the Year by Pac-10 and was given the Phil Mickelson Award.

In 2011, he became one of the three amateurs who qualified to play in the US Open. In March 2011, he became the top-ranked player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. He held it for a record of 54 weeks until it was surpassed by John Rahm in 2016.

Career

Cantlay turned pro in 2012, deciding to forgo the last two years of his college eligibility. His professional debut came at the 2012 Travelers Championship but he missed the cut. His first professional win was the 2013 Colombia Championship on the Web.com Tour.

He did not clock a win again until 2017 when he won the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He beat Alex Čejka and Kim Meen-whee in the playoffs. Two years later in 2019. He won the Memorial Tournament by two strokes over Adam Scott.

His first big win was the 2021 BMW Championship. He made it to the playoff against Bryson DeChambeau. A week later, he won the Tour Championship, beating Rahm by one stroke. In 2022, he won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, and later in August, he was able to defend his BMW Championship title.

Career Highlights

Number of Wins by Tour

  • PGA Tour - 8
  • Korn Ferry Tour - 1

Best Results in Major Championships

  • Masters Tournament - T9: 2019
  • PGA Championship - T3: 2019
  • U.S. Open - T14: 2022
  • The Open Championship - T8: 2022

Awards

  • Jack Nicklaus Award - 2011
  • Pac-10 Conference Player of the Year
    • 2011
  • Haskins Award - 2011
  • Mark H. McCormack Medal - 2011
  • Ben Hogan Award - 2012
  • FedEx Cup Champion - 2021
  • PGA Tour Player of the Year - 2021

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