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Patrick Cantlay |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (22) / 3/17/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 160
College: UCLA

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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

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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.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 06:09:00 PM

Patrick Cantlay will remain a rookie on the 2014-15 PGA TOUR where he has a medical extension in the reshuffle category.

Cantlay managed only five starts in 2013-14. He played seven times in 2012 and 2013, so he has yet to forfeit his rookie eligibility. Meanwhile, he was given 11 starts on the medical to collect $636,214 or 390.030 FedExCup points and get promoted to the Major Medical category. Because he buried in his priority ranking and his objective is a difficult one, his opening value isn't as high as if he were fully exempt for the season. However, if he can eke out one solid showing before his category reshuffles at the conclusion of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, Cantlay's stock could rise substantially. He took his time in returning from a fractured vertebra, but it's a new season, so the 22-year-old may turn on the jets once his opportunities for playing time increase.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 06:23:00 PM

Patrick Cantlay posted a 1-under-par 35-34=69 in his opening round of the Wyndham Championship.

In what is his first start since a T23 at The Greenbrier Classic due to back soreness, Cantlay traded three birdies with two bogeys at Sedgefield today. He split eight (of 14) fairways and went 4-for-6 in scrambling, finishing six strokes off the overnight lead. Even if he cracks the top 200 in FedExCup points -- he's currently 217th -- the rookie would likely qualify for the Finals because of his medical situation stemming from a fractured vertebra in 2013.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 07:34:00 PM

Patrick Cantlay is listed in the published field of next week's Wyndham Championship.

He hasn't competed since placing T23 at The Greenbrier Classic. Cantlay then withdrew early from the John Deere Classic due a back injury. Probably only a victory at Sedgefield would upgrade his status for 2014-15, but he's due a medical extension in the reshuffle category next season. Of course, if he happens to finish atop the money list during the Tour Finals (assuming he plays), that status would trump his existing. Given his talent, he shouldn't be ruled out from the possibility despite a part-time schedule returning from a fractured vertebra last year.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 07:18:00 PM

Patrick Cantlay did not tee off as scheduled for his opening round of the John Deere Classic.

The rookie was slated to go off in the last threesome off the 10th tee at 2:15 p.m. CT today. He was not replaced in the field probably because no alternates were on site or immediately available. UPDATE: PGA TOUR Media alerted its followers on Twitter that Cantlay withdrew due to a back injury. This gives gamers reason to be concerned as he had been sidelined for months due to a fractured vertebra.
Thu, Jul 10, 2014 03:25:00 PM

Patrick Cantlay has been added to the published field of this week's John Deere Classic.

Cantlay qualified on merit, but wasn't listed in the published field when it was released on Friday afternoon. He's fresh off an impressive T23 at The Greenbrier Classic where he posted four rounds in the 60s. He'll be making his debut at TPC Deere Run.
Mon, Jul 7, 2014 12:27:00 PM

Patrick Cantlay returns to the friendly confines of TPC River Highlands for the Travelers Championship.

Cantlay made major headlines here back in 2011 when he fired a second-round 10-under-par 60 to set the course record as an amateur. After tying for 24th that week, he missed the cut in his return a year later. His 2013-14 PGA TOUR season was derailed due to a back injury and finally got off the ground with a T71 at the HP Byron Nelson Championship in May. This will be the second start of his season.
Mon, Jun 16, 2014 09:40:00 PM

Patrick Cantlay grinded to a 1-under-par 35-34=69 in his second round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship and survived the cut in his return to competition.

Go ahead and give the rookie an "A" on his first test since returning to competition. Indeed, it wasn't easy out there for him today despite plum scoring conditions for many. He hit 12 greens in regulation and missed two tries inside seven feet, but thanks to three birdies and a pair of gutty conversions, he signed for the red number. His first highlight occurred at the par-4 ninth where he rinsed his tee ball. After sailing his third well left of the green, Cantlay eventually rolled in a bogey putt from 22'8". His other notable save dropped in for par from 12'6" at the par-4 14th where had to lay up (to 118 yards) after finding the right rough off the tee. At 1-under 139, the phenom is seven strokes off the 36-hole lead.
Fri, May 16, 2014 06:45:00 PM

Patrick Cantlay returned to competition with an even-par 35-35=70 in his opening round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship.

Given that this was his first live action since late last summer, chalk it up as a success. Cantlay split 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation. He managed only two birdies, one of which on his last hole (No. 9) of the trot around Las Colinas. He also incurred two bogeys, the first at the par-4 10th. He's a special talent, so don't wait long if you're in a situation where you can sit on him for a while. He'd be an excellent replacement for any dead weight.
Thu, May 15, 2014 07:46:00 PM

Patrick Cantlay is listed in the published field of next week's HP Byron Nelson Championship.

This comes just one week after Tim Rosaforte reported in Golf World that the PGA TOUR rookie had no timetable to return to competition following a stress fracture in his L5 vertebrae. It's tremendous news for Cantlay's owners as their patience will be rewarded with playing time. Of course, expectations should remain low for the time being.
Fri, May 9, 2014 06:10:00 PM

In a brief entry on page 14 in the May 5 edition of Golf World, Tim Rosaforte reported that Patrick Cantlay is in no hurry to return to competition following a fractured L5 vertebrae.

This is the first bite of news on the PGA TOUR rookie since he shut it down after a solo second in the first leg of the inaugural Tour Finals eight months ago. "The stress fracture is healed," said Cantlay's coach, Jamie Mulligan. "He's just trying to make sure he's 100 percent pain-free. It's kind of a blessing in disguise. It's made him reflect, get stronger in the mind, stronger in the body. He's getting closer and closer." Since the midpoint of the PGA TOUR season is in the rearview mirror, it wouldn't make much sense for Cantlay to return until the 2014-15 season when he'd enjoy the full compliment of starts via a medical extension in the reshuffle category to devote toward the 2015 FedExCup Playoffs. However, given this update, it seems reasonable to expect him to rehab on the Tour in the interim.
Fri, May 2, 2014 08:03:00 PM

Patrick Cantlay is not listed in the published field of next week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

It's a mild surprise that he didn't attempt at least one start this fall since the first reshuffle will occur following next week's tournament. Cantlay started ninth in the first phase and stands to drop at least 21 spots (as of the WGC-HSBC Champions). That won't bode well for a busy schedule on the West Coast Swing, so he's clearly approaching recovery from a hairline fracture in his L5 vertebrae carefully and with a long-term perspective. Besides, if he eventually needs it, there's always the safety net of a medical extension. That's bad news for investors, but he's too talented to set free until he shares a better indication as to when he thinks he'll be ready to compete again.
Sat, Nov 9, 2013 12:20:00 PM

Patrick Cantlay is not listed in the published field of next week's Tour Championship.

Probably a wise decision given he's seventh in the Tour Finals with just the one event remaining. The more relevant angle will emerge once the 2013-14 season encroaches in three weeks. He'll be one of the most valuable survivors of the 25, but his health may limit him early on. He's a classic smart fit for rosters of known commodities.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 08:00:00 PM

Patrick Cantlay has elected not to compete in this week's Chiquita Classic due to his nagging back injury.

Cantlay has been dealing with a hairline fracture in his L5 vertebrae for months. It limited him to nine starts on the Tour, but he returned to his old self with a solo second at last week's Hotel Fitness Championship to open the Tour Finals. It's difficult to know how that finish would hold up if he were to sit out the final two events of the series as well, but he just might. "I’m just going to take it day-to-day right now," he said. "I won’t play until I feel confident that I know I won’t hurt it again. I was committed to playing this week, and would have if I felt completely healthy. ... I never felt healthy these past couple of weeks. My back was hurting last week, especially coming out of the rough on Sunday."
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 12:14:00 AM