Patrick Cantlay
Patrick Cantlay
29-Year-Old Golfer
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2021–22 Fantasy Outlook
Cantlay has been good to great his entire career, but last year he blew past all expectations. Cantlay not only won the Tour Championship and with it the FedEx Cup, but he posted four wins in 2020-21 on his way to more than $7.6 million. Cantlay entered 2020-21 firmly entrenched in the group of players right below the elite level, but with his performance this past year, he closer than ever before to joining that group. All Cantlay needs now is a major and with his temperament and the confidence of winning the FedEx title, he just might have enough to get one this season. With that said, his number is just too high to be considered for salary cap purposes this season. Read Past Outlooks
Voted Player of the Year
September 14, 2021
Cantlay was voted 2021 PGA TOUR Player of the Year, the PGA TOUR announced.
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Other players certainly had an argument to claim the award, but none played better than Cantlay when the chips were down, as he took home the trophy at both the BMW Championship and TOUR Championship to end the season. Cantlay finished the 2020-21 season second on the Official Money list at $7.6 million, and he took home another $15 million thanks to his TOUR Championship win.
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After earning more than $6 million during the 2018-19 season, expectations were extremely high for Cantlay, but unfortunately, he never found his best form. Cantlay played well prior to the break, with a runner-up at the Shriners and a 4th-place finish at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, but he struggled after the break. Cantlay managed just one top-10 in his first six starts out of the break as he failed to find much momentum. Cantlay is a great bounce-back candidate however as his cap number for this season is simply too low to pass up.
Much was expected of Cantlay entering this past season and by all accounts, he delivered. No, he didn't win a major or a WGC event, of The PLAYERS, or a FedEx event, but in every other aspect, he was great. In that sense, it was almost a break out year, but not quite. $6 million in earnings would certainly qualify as a breakout season for just about anyone, but a lot is expected of Cantlay and until he picks up a win at a larger event, he won't truly have met his potential. That win comes this season however, but it won't be enough to justify a salary cap selection this season as his number is just too high.
Cantlay entered the PGA Tour with a lot of hype and through two seasons, he hasn't disappointed. Cantlay earned over $2 million in just 13 starts two seasons ago and he topped that last season with nearly $4 million in earnings. Cantlay picked-up his first PGA Tour victory in the fall of last season, but unlike many before him whose game dropped-off after a win, Cantlay kept his foot on the accelerator. Cantlay scored six more top-10s the rest of the way and he missed only two cuts all season. If there is a weak spot to this point, it's his performance at the majors. Cantlay earned only one top-25 at the majors last season. He should improve in that area this season, which should lead to an increase in earnings, possibly enough to make him a decent salary cap option.
Cantlay accomplished what few people could last season as he made it to the Tour Championship with only 13 starts under his belt. It's tough to say where Cantlay's ceiling is because he has so few starts on the PGA Tour, but it's clear that it's definitely higher than the number he posted last year. It's tough to call a guy that we know so little about a must have, but considering his number is just $2 million, he really is a must have. Imagine what Cantlay can do with a full schedule next season, or even an abbreviated schedule.
Cantlay has 11 events to earn over $600k on a medical extension this season and although it seems unlikely that he'll get there, he still has 11 starts and he should have no problem at minimum doubling his earnings this season. If by chance he does earn enough to get his card back, then that's just icing on the cake.
Cantaly has made 133 starts on the PGA Tour and will be back for another go-round in 2013-14. He split time between tours last year, but saved best play for the Web.com tour.
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Wins 2021 FedExCup Title
September 5, 2021
Cantlay won the TOUR Championship and FedExCup on Sunday after shooting a one-under 69 in the final round.
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Puts on performance for the ages
August 29, 2021
Cantlay defeated Bryson DeChambeau on the sixth playoff hole to win the BMW Championship.
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Posts four rounds in the 60s
August 23, 2021
Cantlay posted a three-under 68 on Monday at The Northern Trust to finish tied for 11th place.
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Misses cut at The Open
July 18, 2021
Cantlay posted a two-day total of three-over par at The Open Championship to miss the cut by two strokes.
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T5 in GIR percentage in CT
June 28, 2021
Cantlay closed with a two-under 68 on Sunday at the Travelers Championship to finish eight-under and tied for 13th.
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