18 Things You Didn't Know About Patrick Cantlay

Get to know the world class American better with these 15 things...

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18 Things You Didn't Know About Patrick Cantlay

1. He is from Orange County, California.

2. He began playing golf at the age of 3.

3. He was world no.1 amateur for 55 weeks. He holds the record for most continuous weeks as world number one with 54, and his total of 55 weeks at the top was the most ever until Jon Rahm overtook that total.

4. He was low amateur at the 2011 US Open and 2012 Masters.

5. He turned pro in 2012, opting to make the move to the professional ranks early despite two years left of his college degree at UCLA.

6. He played just six events from 2014-2016 after fracturing his back.

7. His best friend and caddie Chris Roth, 23, was killed in a hit-and-run in California in February, 2016. The pair were out bar-hopping and Cantlay attempted to save him, although there was ultimately nothing he could do.

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8. His first pro victory came in 2013 on the Web.com Tour at the Colombia Championship.

9. He cites his interests as ping pong and watching movies.

10. He was a member of the 2011 USA Walker Cup side along with the likes of Jordan Spieth, Harris English, Peter Uihlein and Russell Henley. They lost 14-12 at Royal Aberdeen.

11. He shot 60 at the 2011 Travelers Championship, which to this day is still the lowest ever round on the PGA Tour shot by an amateur.

12. His manager is Mark Steinberg of Excel Sports Management, the same agent and company that looks after Tiger Woods.

13. He won his first PGA Tour title at the 2017 Shriners Open.

14. His second victory on the PGA Tour came at the 2019 Memorial Tournament, where he triumphed by two after a bogey-free final round of 64. He won the event again in 2021, beating Collin Morikawa in a playoff.

15. He equalled his career-best total of nine birdies in a single round to win his third PGA Tour title at the 2020 Zozo Championship.

16. He won the 2021 FedEx Cup, beating Jon Rahm and Kevin Na.

17. He was also voted 2021 PGA Tour Player of the Year.

18. He made his Ryder Cup debut in 2021 at Whistling Straits. He won 3.5 points from four matches.

Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last five years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He also loves to test golf apparel especially if it a piece that can be used just about anywhere!

As a result he has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice and tips.

He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since December 2017. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five.