PGA Tour Brunch | Cantlay Wins
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TOUR Championship - Cantlay Wins 2020-21 FedExCup
ATLANTA - FedExCup leader Patrick Cantlay hit a five-foot, eleven inch putt on No. 16 to go two strokes ahead of Spain’s Jon Rahm, bogeyed No. 17 to make it interesting and then birdied his final hole with a six-inch tap-in to win the TOUR Championship and its $15 million first place prize for the FedEx Cup.
For the third season, the TOUR Championship was weighted by the FedExCup “starting strokes” system, with the format crowning a single champion. Patrick Cantlay, the player with the lowest score in relation to par combined with his FedExCup Starting Strokes edge of (-10), won the TOUR Championship and the FedExCup - wire-to-wire. Cantlay becomes the third player in FedExCup history to rank No. 1 in the FedExCup entering the TOUR Championship and go on to win. He also became the first player to win four or more times in a season since Justin Thomas in 2016-17.
Rahm carded his 15th Top-10 this season, the most by any player in a season since 2015-16 and Kevin Na played his final 57 holes without a bogey en route to best FedExCup finish of his career.
Joaquin Niemann (29th at (+4) played as a single in the final round, teed-off first and shot a 2-over (72) in 1 hour, 53 minutes.
TOUR Championship Leaderboard:
1 Patrick Cantlay - (Started -10) - 67-66-67-69 (-11) - (-21)
2 Jon Rahm - (Started -6) - 65-65-68-68 (-14) - (-20)
3 Kevin Na - (Started -2) - 66-67-66-67 (-14) - (-16)
4 Justin Thomas - (Started -4) - 67-67-65-70 (-11) - (-15)
Final Leaderboard: (link)
What They’re Saying:
Cantlay Wins FedEx Cup in Dramatic Fashion (PGATourCom)
Cantlay Delivers - (Associated Press/Yahoo)
Cantlay Earned a lot More than $15 Million (ESPN)
Final FedExCup Standings (PGATourCom)
#SportsBiz, Sporting Goods and Golf Industry News:
What was in Cantlay’s Bag (PGATourCom)
Money Earned at the TOUR Championship (Golf Week/USA Today)
Jordan Spieth and wife expecting (PGATourCom)
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On This Day in Golf History:
September 6, 2004 - Vijay Singh became the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world ending a streak of 264 weeks by Tiger Woods. Singh took honors with a win at the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston where he birdied his last four holes to shoot a final round (69) to defeat Woods and Australia’s Adam Scott. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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