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Patrick Cantlay

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/17/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 160

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PGA TOUR rookie and World No. 214 Patrick Cantlay spun a 4-under-par 34-33=67 in today's final round of the RBC Heritage to wrap his tourney debut on 11-under 273, up 10 places to T3 and good for the 72-hole clubhouse lead with Ollie Schniederjans. UPDATE: With play completed, Cantlay finished in a three-way T3, two back of fellow rookie and first-time champ Wesley Bryan, who shot 67.
After opening in 70-66-70, the 25-year-old began on 7-under (T13), six back of 54-hole leader Jason Dufner. He mustered seven (of 14) fairways and 10 greens in regulation, gaining 2.491 strokes tee-to-green and 1.698 on the greens. The UCLA product squared bogey-5s at holes 3 and 8, camouflaged by six birdies at 2, 4, 7, 9, 14 and 18, walking off with a 15'6" birdie-3 and a tidy 1.500 putts per GIR. This was just his fourth start of the season and met the terms of a medical extension out of the reshuffle category with a career-best solo 2nd at the Valspar two starts and five weeks ago. For the week, Cantlay circled 18 birdies versus five bogeys and one double bogey-6 in R3. Apr 16 - 5:16 PM

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Beginning off No. 10 tee, PGA TOUR rookie and World No. 214 Patrick Cantlay enjoyed a 5-under-par 33-33=66 in the second round of the RBC Heritage to post 6-under 136, up 43 places on the live leaderboard to T10, four shy of 36-hole clubhouse leader Graham DeLaet and tying the low lap thus far with seven others.

Making his tourney debut, the 25-year-old kicked off with a two-birdie one-bogey 70 and squared one on Day 2 as well, smothered by six birdies. His one blemish came at the par-4 12th, playing down the tree line, and he circled holes 11, 14, 18, 4, 6 and a walk-off 3 at the ninth. The UCLA product's split featured five conventional, each from between five and 19 feet, adding a 25-footer from the fringe at the par-3 fourth.
Apr 14 - 5:13 PM

PGA TOUR rookie and World No. 232 Patrick Cantlay is in Humble, Texas, for his Shell Houston Open debut and checks in at 61st in the FedExCup standings. UPDATE: Cantlay finished T39 on 3-under 285 (70-73-71-71).

The now 25-year-old (Mar. 17th) hit big in his last start three weeks ago, bagging a career-best solo 2nd at the Valspar on a sponsor invite and leapfrogging 1,180 spots in OWGR. That was his second appearance in the event and this is his debut, so that's the question. After collecting $680,400 for the runner-up, the California native satisfied the terms of a medical extension out of the reshuffle category -- that dated back to the 2014-15 season -- and is now playing out of no worse than Category 22 (Major Medical) in the Eligibility Ranking for the remainder of the season. He's making his third start in 2017 (T48, AT&T Pro-Am), and just his fourth in the last two-and-a-quarter years (76th- and last-place finish at the OHL Classic in Nov. 2014). The UCLA product was T1 in birdies at the Valspar (21) and T6 in bogeys (eight).
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mar 29 - 2:07 PM

Sponsor invite and World No. 1419 Patrick Cantlay enjoyed a 3-under-par 35-33=68 in the final round of the Valspar Championship to conclude his second appearance (MC/2013) on 13-under 271, one shy of playing competitor and eventual champ Adam Hadwin, and a career-best finish in his 30th career event, 22 as a pro. UPDATE: Cantlay catapulted 1,180 spots in the OWGR to No. 239.

Inclusive of this week, the still PGA TOUR rookie had nine starts remaining on a medical extension in the reshuffle category -- that dated back to the 2014-15 season. He needed to earn $606,849 to meet the terms, and bagged $680,400, and will now play out of no worse than Category 22 (Major Medical) in the Eligibility Ranking for the remainder of the season. This was the UCLA product's second start of the season -- T48 four weeks ago at the AT&T Pro-Am -- and just his third in the last two-and-a-quarter years (76th- and last-place finish at the OHL Classic in Nov. 2014). After kicking off in 71-66-66, he began in solo 2nd, four shy of Hadwin. The California native hit nine (of 13) fairways and 15 greens in regulation, taking 31 putts but just 1.667 per GIR. He was 4-under thru 15 holes, outpacing bogeys at six and 15 with birdies at 1, 9-11, 13 and 14, now tied for the lead, but bogeyed the 18th (failed sand save). Cantlay turns 25 on Mar. 17th.
Mar 12 - 6:39 PM

Sponsor invite and World No. 1419 Patrick Cantlay twirled a bogey-free 5-under-par 33-33=66 in the third round of the Valspar Championship to reach 10-under 203, up six spots on the live leaderboard to T2, good for the 54-hole clubhouse lead and the low round of the day thus far. UPDATE: With play completed, Cantlay's 66 was the low round and he's in solo 2nd, four back of leader Adam Hadwin.

Inclusive of this week's tourney debut, the still PGA TOUR rookie has nine starts remaining on a medical extension in the reshuffle category -- that dates back to the 2014-15 season. After opening in 71-66, he began the third frame in a six-way T8 on 5-under, five shy of 36-hole leader Adam Hadwin. The 24-year-old peppered 12 (of 13) fairways and 13 greens in regulation, gaining 1.911 strokes off-the-tee contributing to 3.453 SG: Tee-to-Green. He circled five birdies at Nos. 1, 5, 8 and 11, each from inside of 10 feet, walking off with a 31-foot bomb for birdie-3 at 18.
Mar 11 - 4:44 PM

Patrick Cantlay coasted to a 5-under-par 35-31=66 during round two of the Valspar Championship, climbing to 5-under 137 ahead of his Saturday tee time.

The sponsor invite settled for an even-par 71 in the opening round. He wasn't settling for anything today, as his irons were locked in from the start. On the day, Cantlay gave himself 10 birdie bids from inside 20 feet. On top of that, he holed out for birdie from 38'7" at the par-4 16th. The fan favorite walked off the course gaining 3.636 strokes approaching-the-green. He ranks third in the field this week in SG:Approach. Cantlay is one to watch very closely over the weekend at Innisbrook, especially if he can maintain this level of ball-striking.
Mar 10 - 6:39 PM

World No. 1419 and sponsor invite Patrick Cantlay prepares for his debut at the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Florida.

The still PGA TOUR rookie has nine starts remaining on a medical extension in the reshuffle category -- that dates back to the 2014-15 season -- to earn $606,849 or 381.150 FedExCup points and get promoted to the Major Medical category. So far, he's only used two of those starts: a T48 four weeks ago at the AT&T Pro-Am, and a 76th- and last-place finish at the OHL Classic in Nov. 2014, two-and-a-quarter years before that. The Californian, who resides in Jupiter, Florida, made six regular-season starts on the Web.com Tour in 2013 (same year that his back injury occurred), winning the Colombia Championship in Bogata (at age 20) and finishing 29th in regular-season money. He missed the first two cuts in the WCT Finals before posting solo 2nd in the penultimate event (Hotel Fitness Championship), earning $108,000. With his PGA TOUR card secured, the now soon-to-be 25-year-old (Mar. 17th) did not play the last event and finished 10th in Finals money.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mar 8 - 3:18 PM

Patrick Cantlay is making his long-awaited return to competitive golf as he readies for this week's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. UPDATE: In his first action in 117 weeks, Cantlay finished T48 on 3-under 284 (70-71-72-72). For the week, he carded 15 birdies against 10 bogeys and a double.

Cantlay's story is a tale of injury as well as tragedy. A fracture in his L5 vertebra originally shut him down and continued to shut him down whenever his return seemed imminent. A spine/back injury is difficult enough to return from, but then Cantlay witnessed the hit-and-run death of his caddie and longtime friend Chris Roth last February. It's completely understandable that it's taken Cantlay this long to work his way back into physical and emotional form. His last PGA TOUR appearance came at the OHL Classic in November of 2014. On Thursday, it will be 816 days since his last competitive event. The phenom out of UCLA has all the talent in the world, but it's safe to expect a little bit of rust as he reunites himself with the TOUR routine. Cantlay will have 10 starts on a Web.com Tour Medical, needing to earn 389 FedExCup points or $624,746 to fulfill the terms and jump back into the WCT graduate reshuffle for the remainder of the season.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Feb 6 - 7:50 PM

Patrick Cantlay's return to competitive golf remains a mystery heading into 2017. UPDATE: In a promising sign for Cantlay, David Woods (Director of Golf @ The Vintage Club) tweeted "Patrick Cantlay getting ready for his @PGATOUR return at Pebble. Set the course record (63) today on the Mountain Course at #thevintageclub"

The phenom out of UCLA fractured his L5 vertebra back in 2013 and has failed to make a full return since. He was last seen at the 2015 U.S. Open sectional qualifying where he failed to advance to Chambers Bay. Cantlay's last PGA TOUR action was a 76th-place finish at the OHL Classic in November of 2014. Only to compound the difficulty of returning, his caddie, Chris Roth, was tragically killed in a hit-and-run accident last February. When/if the 24-year-old returns to golf, he'll have 10 events on a medical extension to earn 389 FedExCup points or $624,746. A fulfillment of those terms would put him back into the Web.com Tour graduate reshuffle category for the remainder of the season. The youngster maintains huge potential on the PGA TOUR but gamers can keep him off their radars until he shows any sign of a return.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 12:16:00 PM

Patrick Cantlay is not in the field at the 2016 Northern Trust Open but his presence was felt nonetheless, albeit on the heels of a tragic event.

For a second consecutive day, players and caddies wore black ribbons on Friday in remembrance of Chris Roth, caddie for Patrick Cantlay, who was tragically killed in Newport Beach, California, on Feb. 13th after being struck by a car. Cantlay hasn't played since finishing last at the 2014 OHL Classic at Mayakoba (back injury) and when he eventually returns, will have 10 starts on a medical extension in the reshuffle category to earn $624,746 or 389 FedExCup points and a promotion to the Major Medical category.
Sat, Feb 20, 2016 07:45:00 AM

Despite an indication that Patrick Cantlay would resume his career earlier this year, the 23-year-old hasn't logged time in sanctioned competition since the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in mid-November of 2014.

It was in late March when we relayed the words of Cantlay's agent, Andrew Kipper of Excel Sports Management, who stated that the golfer was eyeing a return to action in the spring. However, the only time during which Cantlay was spotted was during an unsuccessful bid to sectional qualify for the U.S. Open. He still has 10 starts on a medical extension in the reshuffle category to bank $624,746 or 389.15 FedExCup points for a promotion to the Major Medical category, so he'll have immediate fantasy value whenever he gets back inside the ropes. In fact, he has the kind of firepower that warrants a spot at the end of the bench if your full-season roster has room. Just remember to hold your breath.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 05:29:00 PM

Patrick Cantlay remains sidelined for the time being, thus extending his time away beyond what Rotoworld learned in March.

Late that month, we relayed that Cantlay was hoping for a return this spring. He gave sectional qualifying for the U.S. Open a try in his native California this past Monday, but came up one stroke short of joining a playoff for the final of six berths from that site. He shot 4-under 69-70=139, so the game is there. However, spring officially ends on June 21 and there is no Web.com Tour event next week, so we'll back-pedal into our previous holding pattern for the holdover PGA TOUR rookie. He has 10 starts on a medical extension in the reshuffle category to earn $624,746 or 389.150 FedExCup points and a promotion to the Major Medical category.
Fri, Jun 12, 2015 09:01:00 PM

Rotoworld has learned that Patrick Cantlay has his eyes on a return to PGA TOUR-sanctioned competition this spring.

Cantlay, who turned 23 on March 17, has been bothered by a recurring back injury stemming from a fractured L5 vertebra nearly two years ago. He hasn't played since finishing 76th (of 76) that played 72 holes of the OHL Classic of Mayakoba in the fall. His representative from Excel Sports Management, Andrew Kipper, wrote the following in an email to Rotoworld: "Patrick has continued to receive treatment and is beginning to feel better and stronger. The goal is to return to the TOUR later this Spring." The golfer still has rookie eligibility on the PGA TOUR. More importantly, he still has 10 starts on a medical extension in the reshuffle category to collected $624,746 or 389.150 FedExCup points and earn a promotion to the Major Medical category. Given his time away, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Cantlay rehab on the Web.com Tour, but that is not a requirement.
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 06:33:00 PM

Patrick Cantlay completed the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in 5-over-par 71-68-76-74=289, placing last of 76 golfers that survived the cut.

The holdover rookie also ranked last in fairways hit (26 of 56) and T70 in greens in regulation (41). This was his first start since missing the cut at the Wyndham Championship, but every start is critical as he has status in the reshuffle category on a medical extension. Cantlay collected 0.88 FedExCup points and $11,468.00 today, so he now has 10 starts to bank 389.150 FedExCup points or $624,746 and earn a promotion to the Major Medical category.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 05:16:00 PM

Patrick Cantlay is listed in the published field of next week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

Cantlay received a sponsor exemption. It'll mark his debut on the 2014-15 PGA TOUR. He has a medical extension in the reshuffle allowing 11 starts to bank $636,214 or 390.030 FedExCup points and get promoted to the Major Medical category. The holdover rookie hasn't played anywhere since missing the cut at the Wyndham Championship. All gamers want is to see him compete regularly. We need to see what he can do when fully healthy and chasing after it. That said, he has the skill set to contend immediately, but he's still a calculated risk at El Camaleón come Thursday.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 06:09:00 PM