Cometh the hour, cometh the man, Patrick Cantlay

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FedExCup champion Patrick Cantlay joined Wayne Levi (1990) and Calvin Peete (1982) as players without a Major championship victory to collect four or more wins in a season in the last 40 years on PGA Tour. Photo: Yahoo Sports
FedExCup champion Patrick Cantlay joined Wayne Levi (1990) and Calvin Peete (1982) as players without a Major championship victory to collect four or more wins in a season in the last 40 years on PGA Tour. Photo: Yahoo Sports

Patrick Cantlay (1st/-21) became the third player in FedExCup history to rank No. 1 in the FedExCup entering the TOUR Championship and go on to win.

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He became first player to win four or more times in a PGA Tour season since Justin Thomas in 2016-17.

 

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Jon Rahm posted his 15th top-10 this season, the most by any player in a season since 2015-16.

Kevin Na played the final 57 holes without a bogey en route to best FedExCup finish of his career.

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After two birdies and two bogeys on the front nine to make the turn one ahead of Rahm, Cantlay holed a 5’11” putt for birdie at No. 16 before holing another 5’11” putt for bogey at No. 17 to stay one ahead with one hole to play.

On the final hole, he hit a 217-yard shot to within 11’4” of the hole and two-putted to win by one stroke.

 

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Cantlay joins Wayne Levi (1990) and Calvin Peete (1982) as players currently without a Major championship victory to collect four or more wins in a season in the last 40 years.

He becomes first player to win back-to-back tournaments on Tour since Brendon Todd (2020 Bermuda Championship, 2020 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba).

 

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He is now 2-for-3 in converting 54-hole leads/co-leads to victory (2021 TOUR Championship/Won, 2021 BMW Championship/Won, 2020 Shriners Children’s Open/T8)
Becomes 22nd 54-hole leader/co-leader to win the TOUR Championship.

He reached 21-under for the week with a birdie on the par-4 10th in the third round but never got any further under par from that point on before concluding at 21-under.

Cantlay entered the TOUR Championship with a cumulative 10-over total at East Lake in three previous appearances.

This was his fourth appearance at TOUR Championship (Won/2021, T21/2019, T21/2018, T20/2017).

 

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Rahm (2nd/-20) hit 14 of 18 greens while posting 16 pars and two birdies (No. 5, No. 18) en route to final-round 68.

He was seeking to become the eighth international winner of the TOUR Championship and the first from Spain. Rahm was attempting to join Dustin Johnson as the second consecutive FedExCup champion to win while ranked No. 1 in the world.

This was his fifth appearance at the TOUR Championship (2nd/2021, 4th/2020, T12/2019, T11/2018, T7/2017).

FedExCup Playoffs results: T3/THE NORTHERN TRUST, T9/BMW Championship, 2nd/TOUR Championship

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