As the PGA Tour simply introduced, FedExCup champion Patrick Cantlay has been named 2021 U.S. Tour Player of the Year. The American was elected by the gamers for the 2020-21 season. Cantlay has gained 4 victories this season, together with two successes in the play-offs.
Cantlay will due to this fact obtain the Jack Nicklaus Prize and was most popular to Bryson DeChambeau, Harris English, Collin Morikawa and Jon Rahm. Without the authorities of the PGA Tour specifying the order of the winners or the percentages of votes forged. A consequence that’s more likely to be debated, as Jon Rahm’s season was profitable, particularly in the Grand Slam.
With wins at the Zozo Championship, Memorial, after which BMW Championship and Tour Championship play-offs, Cantlay was the solely player to have greater than two trophies for the 2020-21 season. The final player to have 4 or extra wins in a single season on the PGA Tour was Justin Thomas, in 2016-17.
As a reminder, Cantlay scored a 65 in the final spherical to win the Zozo Championship, one stroke forward of Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas. His second victory of the season was obtained by way of a playoff towards Collin Morikawa at the Memorial.
At the BMW Championship, Cantlay set the file for the greatest stroke gained: Putting of the whole ShotLink period (14.577), en path to victory over Bryson DeChambeau in a six-hole playoff. The following week, he beat Rahm by a blow in the Tour Championship (the Spaniard nonetheless making the greatest rating of the week over 4 rounds).
15, as Patrick Cantlay’s greatest place in the Grand Slam this season (US Open). Jon Rahm in the meantime didn’t do worse than eighth in the 4 majors.
For the the rest of his 2021 season, Cantlay made 24 begins and recorded seven prime 10s, with prime 5s at the American Express (2nd) and AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (Q3) to enhance his 4 titles. He is the solely player to have completed in the prime 30 in the 4 most important classes of strokes gained (Off the Tee, Approach the Green, Around the Green, Putting).
Cantlay first joined the PGA TOUR as a member in the 2013-14 season however made simply six begins over the subsequent three seasons as he recovered from a again damage. In 2016-17, Cantlay certified for the TOUR Championship with simply 13 begins and completed twenty ninth in the FedExCup standings. He has gained the PGA TOUR twice earlier than the begin of this season (2017 Shriners Children’s Open, 2019 Memorial Tournament) and has now certified for the Tour Championship in 4 of the previous 5 seasons.