Patrick Cantlay (born March 17, 1992) is an American professional golfer. He had a successful amateur career and was the number one golfer in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for 55 weeks. He has won eight times on the PGA Tour as well as the 2021 FedEx Cup.[3]

Patrick Cantlay
Cantlay at the 2021 BMW Championship
Personal information
NicknamePatty Ice[1]
Born (1992-03-17) March 17, 1992 (age 32)
Long Beach, California, U.S.
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight160 lb (73 kg; 11 st)
Sporting nationality United States
ResidenceJupiter, Florida, U.S.
Nikki Guidish
(m. 2023)
Turned professional2012
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour Tour
Professional wins9
Highest ranking3 (January 23, 2022)[2]
(as of July 21, 2024)
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour8
Korn Ferry Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT9: 2019
PGA ChampionshipT3: 2019
U.S. OpenT3: 2024
The Open ChampionshipT8: 2022
Achievements and awards
Jack Nicklaus Award2011
Pac-10 Conference
Player of the Year
Haskins Award2011
Mark H. McCormack Medal2011
Ben Hogan Award2012
PGA Tour
FedEx Cup winner
PGA Tour
Player of the Year

He is a member of the 2022 class of the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame.

Early life and amateur career


Cantlay was born in Long Beach, California to Steve and Colleen (Naylan) Cantlay, He has a sister, Caroline, and two brothers, Nick and Jack Cantlay.[4] He attended Servite High School where he won the California State High School Championship as a senior.

In his freshman year at UCLA, Cantlay won four tournaments and won the Haskins Award as the most outstanding college golfer in 2011. He was also named the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) Division I Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year.[5] Cantlay also won the Phil Mickelson Award as the GCAA National Freshman of the Year in addition to being the Pac-10 Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year.[6] He also won the Mark H. McCormack Medal as the top-ranked amateur in the world at the end of the 2011 season. This award earned him an invitation to the 2012 Open Championship.[7]

Cantlay qualified for the 2011 U.S. Open through sectional qualifying. He was one of three amateurs to make the cut along with Russell Henley and Brad Benjamin. Rounds of 70 and 72 over the weekend ensured he was low amateur.[8] His back nine 30 was the best in the tournament and he finished in a tie for 21st. The following week, on June 24, Cantlay shot the lowest round in PGA Tour history by an amateur when he shot a course record 60 at the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut.[9] The following week, he finished as the low amateur at the AT&T National, finishing in a tie for 20th place. The following week, Cantlay won the Southern California Amateur at the San Gabriel Country Club. He was also low amateur at the 2011 RBC Canadian Open in July, finishing in a tie for ninth place.[10]

On August 6, Cantlay lost to Ethan Tracy in the Western Amateur final at the North Shore Country Club in Glenview, Illinois. On August 28, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wisconsin, he lost in the final of the U.S. Amateur to Kelly Kraft. Making the finals earned him a spot in the 2012 Masters Tournament, where he finished in a tie for 47th, making him the low amateur.[citation needed]

On March 23, 2011 he became world number 1 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. He holds the records for most consecutive weeks at number one, 54, and held the record for most total weeks at number one, 55, until Jon Rahm eclipsed him in 2016.[citation needed]

Cantlay represented the United States at the 2011 Walker Cup, where he posted a 2–1–1 record.[citation needed]

Professional career


In June 2012, Cantlay decided to forgo his final two years of college to turn professional.[11] The decision to go professional meant forfeiting his spot at the 2012 Open Championship. His professional debut was at the 2012 Travelers Championship, where he missed the cut.[12] Prior to the Travelers, Cantlay announced he would be signing with Mark Steinberg and Excel Sports Management Group, the same management as Tiger Woods.[13] Cantlay was the number one amateur in the world before turning pro, holding the top spot for a record 55 weeks. At the time, he was also ranked 415th in the Official World Golf Ranking. He earned his first professional paycheck at AT&T National, finishing in a tie for 66th. The following week he finished in a tie for 38th at the Greenbrier Classic.

Cantlay earned his first professional win at the 2013 Colombia Championship, an event on the Tour. He played in the Tour Finals and finished 11th to earn his PGA Tour card for 2014. In the 2013–14 season he played only five events due to a back injury and was granted an 11-event medical extension. He played in just one tournament the following season, in late 2014, but didn't play at all in 2015 or 2016. As of the start of the 2017 season, ten starts remained on his medical extension.

In February 2016, his caddie, Chris Roth, was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Newport Beach, California while Roth and Cantlay were out on the town. Roth had been a high school teammate of Cantlay's and had caddied for him in his amateur and professional career.[14][15]

In his second start of the 2017 season, Cantlay regained his PGA Tour card with a runner-up finish at the Valspar Championship.[16] He finished third at the Heritage, 10th at the Northern Trust, 13th at the Dell Technologies Championship and 9th at the BMW Championship, which allowed him to qualify to the Tour Championship.

In his second start of the 2018 season, on November 5, 2017, Cantlay won his first PGA Tour title at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on the second extra hole of a three-man playoff.[3] It was the second consecutive year in which his second start of the season secured his Tour card for the following season.

On November 4, 2018, Cantlay narrowly missed defending his title at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He finished second by one stroke to champion Bryson DeChambeau.

In 2019, he finished tied for third place at the PGA Championship behind winner, Brooks Koepka. Two weeks later he won the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio, a result that lifted him into the world top-10 for the first time.[17] Cantlay shot a final round of 64 to come from four strokes behind the 54-hole leader Martin Kaymer and win his second PGA Tour title.

In October 2019, Cantlay again narrowly missed winning the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He lost a playoff to Kevin Na on the second playoff hole. In December, Cantlay played on the U.S. team at the 2019 Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia. The U.S. team won 16–14. Cantlay went 3–2–0 and won his Sunday singles match against Joaquín Niemann.[18]

In October 2020, Cantlay won the Zozo Championship at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California. The event normally takes place in Japan but was moved to California in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[19]

At The American Express in January 2021, Cantlay made the halfway cut on the number; and then fired twenty birdies over the weekend, including in a 11-under-par final round 61 to post a 22-under total and the clubhouse lead. He was eventually edged out by a single stroke by Kim Si-woo.[20] In June, Cantlay won the Memorial Tournament for a second time. He beat Collin Morikawa in a playoff.[21] On August 29, 2021, Cantlay won the BMW Championship on the sixth hole of a sudden-death playoff over Bryson DeChambeau.[22] The following week, Cantlay, on September 5, 2021, won the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia. This victory won him the FedEx Cup and a $15,000,000 season long bonus.[23] He was voted the PGA Tour Player of the Year.[24]

In September 2021, Cantlay played on the U.S. team in the 2021 Ryder Cup; he won three and tied one of the four matches he played.

In August 2022, Cantlay successfully defended his title at the BMW Championship.[25]

Cantlay qualified for the U.S. team at the 2022 Presidents Cup; he won three and lost one of the four matches he played.[26]

Early in the 2023 season, Cantlay contended in back-to-back weeks at the Masters Tournament and the RBC Heritage, finishing T14 and third, respectively. Despite his strong results, much of the media coverage focused on his slow pace of play.[27][28][29][30][31]

In September 2023, Cantlay played on the U.S. team in the 2023 Ryder Cup at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Guidonia, Rome, Italy. The European team won 16.5–11.5 and Cantlay went 2–2–0 including a win in his Sunday singles match against Justin Rose. Cantlay allegedly refused to wear a team hat at the event due to a dispute about whether the players should be paid for playing. Cantlay later denied this but it was confirmed by golf journalist Michael Bamberger. The controversy led to European fans openly mocking Cantlay and chanting and singing "Hats off to your bank account". Cantlay apparently used this as fuel and played excellently during the final sessions of the event.[32]

Professional wins (9)


PGA Tour wins (8)

FedEx Cup playoff events (3)
Other PGA Tour (5)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Nov 5, 2017 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open −9 (67-71-70-67=275) Playoff   Alex Čejka,   Kim Meen-whee
2 Jun 2, 2019 Memorial Tournament −19 (68-69-68-64=269) 2 strokes   Adam Scott
3 Oct 25, 2020 Zozo Championship −23 (67-65-68-65=265) 1 stroke   Jon Rahm,   Justin Thomas
4 Jun 6, 2021 Memorial Tournament (2) −13 (69-67-68-71=275) Playoff   Collin Morikawa
5 Aug 29, 2021 BMW Championship −27 (66-63-66-66=261) Playoff   Bryson DeChambeau
6 Sep 5, 2021 Tour Championship −211 (67-66-67-69=269) 1 stroke   Jon Rahm
7 Apr 24, 2022 Zurich Classic of New Orleans
(with   Xander Schauffele)
−29 (59-68-60-72=259) 2 strokes   Sam Burns and   Billy Horschel
8 Aug 21, 2022 BMW Championship (2) −14 (68-68-65-69=270) 1 stroke   Scott Stallings

1Started tournament at −10 FedEx Cup playoffs adjustment, scored −11 to par.

PGA Tour playoff record (3–4)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2017 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open   Alex Čejka,   Kim Meen-whee Won with par on second extra hole
2 2019 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open   Kevin Na Lost to par on second extra hole
3 2021 Memorial Tournament   Collin Morikawa Won with par on first extra hole
4 2021 BMW Championship   Bryson DeChambeau Won with birdie on sixth extra hole
5 2022 WM Phoenix Open   Scottie Scheffler Lost to birdie on third extra hole
6 2022 RBC Heritage   Jordan Spieth Lost to par on first extra hole
7 2023 FedEx St. Jude Championship   Lucas Glover Lost to par on first extra hole Tour wins (1)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Mar 3, 2013 Colombia Championship −18 (67-68-65-66=266) 4 strokes   Jim Renner Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2012 Chiquita Classic   Russell Henley,   Morgan Hoffmann Henley won with par on first extra hole

Results in major championships


Results not in chronological order in 2020.

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament T47LA CUT
U.S. Open T21LA T41 T45
The Open Championship T12
PGA Championship T33 T27
Tournament 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Masters Tournament T9 T17 CUT T39 T14 T22
PGA Championship T3 T43 T23 CUT T9 T53
U.S. Open T21 T43 T15 T14 T14 T3
The Open Championship T41 NT CUT T8 T33 T25
  Top 10
  Did not play

LA = low amateur
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied for place
NT = no tournament due to COVID-19 pandemic


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 1 4 8 6
PGA Championship 0 0 1 1 2 3 8 7
U.S. Open 0 0 1 1 1 6 9 9
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 1 3 6 5
Totals 0 0 2 2 5 16 31 27
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 10 (2018 U.S. Open – 2020 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (2019 Masters – 2019 PGA)

Results in The Players Championship

Tournament 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
The Players Championship T22 T23 CUT C CUT CUT T19 T68

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
C = Canceled after the first round due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Results in World Golf Championships

Tournament 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Championship T30 T6
Match Play T17 T24 NT1 T18 T26 R16
Invitational T6 T12 T35 T23
Champions T15 T7 NT1 NT1 NT1

1Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

  Top 10
  Did not play

NT = No tournament
"T" = Tied
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
Note that the Championship and Invitational were discontinued from 2022. The Champions was discontinued from 2023.

PGA Tour career summary

Season Starts Cuts
Wins 2nd 3rd Top-10 Top-25 Best
list rank[33]
2011 5 5 0 0 0 1 4 T9 n/a[a] n/a
2012 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 T31 105,526 n/a
2013 7 2 0 0 0 1 1 T9 195,411 n/a
2013–14 5 2 0 0 0 0 1 T23 76,131 212
2014–15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 76 11,468 249
2016–17 13 13 0 1 1 4 8 2 2,049,632 47
2017–18 23 21 1 0 0 7 15 1 3,963,962 20
2018–19 21 18 1 2 2 9 17 1 6,121,488 4
2019–20 12 11 0 1 0 3 7 2 2,118,336 36
2020–21* 24 19 4 1 1 7 17 1 7,638,805 2
Career* 121 100 6 5 4 32 69 1 22,280,758 76[34]

a Cantlay was an amateur.

* As of September 8, 2021

U.S. national team appearances




See also



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