WITB: Patrick Cantlay - Shriners Hospitals Open for Children

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Cantlay is a Titleist staff player and has a mix of the old and new in the bag...

What a few years it has been for Patrick Cantlay but the former number one amateur has made finally it into the PGA Tour winner’s circle after a sudden death play-off in Las Vegas.

The American was tipped for greatness after becoming the first amateur to shoot 60 on the PGA Tour but  suffered a stress fracture in his back in 2013.

In a story Tiger Woods can surely relate to, he attempted a number of comebacks but kept breaking down.

Then in February 2016, his caddie and great friend, Chris Roth, was killed in a hit-and-run accident.

With a clean bill of health, Cantlay regained his PGA Tour card with a second place finish at the Valspar Championship at the start of the 2017 season.

It sparked a run which has now seen him climb into the worlds top 50 and all the perks that brings – like playing in Masters in April.

Cantlay finished on -9 alongside Germany’s Alex Cejka and South Korean Whee Kim.

Patrick Cantlay

He’d actually bogeyed the final two holes in regulation play but made an eight-foot bogey putt in the first hole of the play-off to stay alive.

On the second play-off hole he carved his way out of tree trouble before putting from off the green to set up a tap-in par for victory.

Cantlay is a Titleist staff player and has a mix of the old and new in the bag.

Patrick Cantlay

He uses the latest driver – the 917 D2 – but like Jordan Spieth, he still plays the 915 3-wood.

Most interestingly he’s still on the 714 irons – yes we’re now on the 718 models so he’s two iterations behind.

Patrick Cantlay

And we have a mix of the Vokey SM5 and SM6 wedges in the bag – the new SM7 models were actually being seeded for the first time at the Las Vegas event.

Patrick Cantlay WITB

He uses a tour-issue Scotty Cameron putter and plays the Pro V1x ball.

Patrick Cantlay WITB

Driver: Titleist 917D2 (Mitsubishi Chemical Diamana Blue 73X shaft), 9.5˚

3-wood: Titleist 915F(Mitsubishi Chemical Diamana Blue S+ 70X shaft), 15˚

Hybrid: Titleist 816H2(Fujikura Speeder Evolution HB 95X shaft), 21˚

Irons: Titleist 714 AP2 (4-PW; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM5 (54 degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shaft), Titleist Vokey Design SM6 (56 and 60 degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts)

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS Prototype

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Shoes: FootJoy Pro SL

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