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Patrick Cantlay

Patrick Cantlay produces one of the most ridiculous up-and-downs you’ll ever see

Have you ever seen anything like this? We might forgive the American his slow-play antics after this play

 

Patrick Cantlay chipped his ball into an almost impossible position on the par-3 14th hole in the final round of the RBC Heritage.

While two shots behind Jordan Spieth and preparing a treacherous chip towards the flag, with the water in the background, he overhit his shot.

The ball looked destined for the hazard, but remarkably became wedged between the wooden platform and the wooden board on the side.

The eight-time PGA Tour winner stabbed his ball from the ledge and made an impressive up and down to remain in contention.

Cantlay was beaten by Spieth in a playoff at Harbour Town in 2022, and the American pair were battling on the back nine again in South Carolina.

After much deliberation with his caddie – who was heard on the broadcast losing patience with Cantlay when he said “I’ve told you my thoughts” – he ended up trying his luck. And how…

Cantlay had addressed his slow-play critics in his pre-tournament press conference, but it didn’t nudge him along once the action was underway. Matt Fitzpatrick’s caddie Billie Foster wasn’t shy to let his feelings known on Sunday…

Would you attempt this shot, or take a drop? Tweet us and let us know!

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Matt Chivers

Matt Chivers

Now on the wrong side of 25, Matt has been playing golf since the age of 13 and was largely inspired to take up the game by countless family members who played golf during his childhood.

Matt is a member at Royal Cinque Ports in Deal playing off a 5 handicap, just a pitching wedge away from his hometown of Dover where he went to school and grew up. He has previously been a member at Etchinghill and Walmer and Kingsdown in Kent.

Having studied history at the University of Liverpool, Matt went on to pass his NCTJ Exams in Manchester a year later to fulfil his lifelong ambition of becoming a journalist. He picked up work experience along the way at places such as the Racing Post, the Independent, Sportsbeat and the Lancashire Evening Post.

Matt joined NCG in February 2023 and is the website’s main source of tour news, features and opinion. He has reported live from events such as The Open, the Ryder Cup and The Players Championship, having also interviewed and spoken to the likes of Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood, Lee Westwood, Graeme McDowell, Henrik Stenson, to name just a few.

Consuming tour golf on what is a 24/7 basis, you can come to Matt for informed views on the game and the latest updates on the PGA Tour, DP World Tour, LPGA Tour, Ladies European Tour and LIV Golf.

What’s in Matt’s bag: Cobra LTDx LS driver, Cobra LTDx 3-wood, TaylorMade P7MC irons, Ping Glide 4.0 wedges, Odyssey putter.

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