Who is Patrick Cantlay?
Patrick Cantlay had an incredible amateur career, which showed he was set for greatness. He held the record for the most consecutive weeks at the summit of the World Golf Amateur Rankings for more than a decade.
Cantlay went to UCLA, and in his freshman year in 2011, he was unstoppable. He won four events, winning the Haskins Award, the GCAA Jack Nicklaus Award and the Phil Mickelson award, along with being the PAC-10 Player of the Year. Cantlay won the Mark H. McCormack medal as he ended the 2011 season as the world’s leading amateur.
He made the 2011 US Open through sectional qualifying, before being one of three amateurs to make the cut. Cantlay then shot the lowest round in PGA Tour history by an amateur, as he fired a course record 60 at TPC River Highlands in the Travelers Championship.
His first professional win came on the Web.com (now Korn Ferry) Tour, but he had to wait another four years before grabbing his first PGA Tour title. That came in 2017 at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He has also won the Memorial Tournament twice, along with winning the BMW Championship and Tour Championship in back-to-back weeks to claim the FedEx Cup in 2021.
Since 2019, Cantlay has also played for the USA on three occasions, and he is yet to be on the losing side. He featured at Whistling Straits in the Ryder Cup in 2021, while also being a part of the victorious American teams in the Presidents Cup in both 2019 and 2022.
Patrick Cantlay | An Overview
Name: Patrick Cantlay
Born: March 17, 1992
Nationality: United States
Residence: Jupiter, Florida, United States
Turned Pro: 2012
Professional Wins: 9
Highest World Ranking: 3 – January 23, 2022
Best Results In Majors
Professional Wins – 9
2013 (1) – Colombia Championship
2017 (1) – Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
2019 (1) – Memorial Tournament
2020 (1) – Zozo Championship
2021 (3) – Memorial Tournament, BMW Championship, Tour Championship
2022 (2) – Zurich Classic, BMW Championship
Achievements and 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
Patrick Cantlay | What’s In His Bag?
Driver: Titleist TS3 (9.5º set to 8.75º, Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 60 TX shaft)
Fairway Woods: Titleist 915F (15º, Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 70 TX shaft), Titleist TS2 (21º, Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 80 TX shaft)
Irons: Titleist 718 AP2 (4-9, True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 Tour Issue X100 shafts)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM7 (46-10F @47, 52-08F, True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S300 shafts), Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (56-08M @57, 60-T, True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S300 shaft)
Putter: Scotty Cameron T-5 Proto
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Clothing: Boss Golf Apparel
Shoes: FootJoy DryJoys Tour
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Patrick Cantlay
When and where was Patrick Cantlay born?
Patrick Cantlay was born on March 17, 1992 in Long Beach, California, United States. He was just 3 years old when he started playing golf with his father.
When did Patrick Cantlay turn professional?
Cantlay turned professional in 2012 after an incredible amateur career, which included his first few events on Tour, and a record-breaking 60 at the Travelers Championship.
How many PGA Tour events has Patrick Cantlay won?
As of June 2023, Patrick Cantlay has won eight PGA Tour titles, including three FedEx Cup Playoffs events. He has won the BMW Championship twice, and won the Tour Championship in 2021, taking home the FedEx Cup trophy in the process.
Who is Patrick Cantlay with?
Cantlay’s girlfriend is Nikki Guidish, a model and pharmacist. Guidish graduated from the University of South Florida where she studied Pharmacology, and the pair went public with their relationship in 2021.
Did you Know?
Rookie Low Round On PGA Tour
Cantlay holds the record for the lowest round in PGA Tour history by a rookie, doing so in 2011. The American shot a course record 60 at TPC River Highlands while playing in the Travelers Championship.
World’s Best Amateur
Cantlay was the top ranked amateur golfer in the world for more than a year. He spent 55 weeks at the top of the World Amateur Golf Rankings, 54 of those being consecutively.
Went Two Seasons Without Playing
Cantlay did not make an appearance on the PGA Tour during 2015 or 2016. This was due to a constant back problem. He then also lost his best friend in a hit-and-run crash in the second of those years, which makes his comeback even stronger.
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