Patrick Cantlay Facts: 22 Things You Didn't Know About The American

Get to know one of the best golfers in the world a little bit better with these 22 facts about his life and career in the game

18 Things You Didn't Know About Patrick Cantlay
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Patrick Cantlay is one of the best golfers in the world and has been for some time now, even during his amateur days. But if you don't know all that much about him as a person or as a professional player, keep reading to discover more.

1. He is from Orange County, California.

2. Cantlay began playing golf at the age of three.

3. He was World No.1 amateur for 55 weeks between March 2011 and June 2012.

4. Cantlay holds the record for most continuous weeks as World No.1 with 54, and his total of 55 weeks at the top was the most ever until Jon Rahm overtook that total.

5. Cantlay attended Servite High School and won the California State High School Championship as a senior.

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

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

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8. He played just six events between 2014 and 2016 after fracturing his back.

9. 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.

10. His first pro victory came in 2013 on the Tour at the Colombia Championship.

11. Cantlay cites his interests as ping pong and watching movies, with his favorite director being Quentin Tarantino.

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12. 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.

13. He shot 60 at the 2011 Travelers Championship, which is the joint-lowest ever round on the PGA Tour shot by an amateur (Nick Dunlap at the 2024 American Express).

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

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

16. 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.

17. 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.

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

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

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

21. To date, Cantlay's best finish at a Major is T3 at the 2019 PGA Championship.

22. His most successful season as a pro arrived in the 2020-21 campaign as a result of four solo wins and over $7.5 million in prize-money earnings.

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Full namePatrick Cantlay
Date of birthMarch 17, 1992
BornLong Beach, California
ResidesJupiter, Florida
SpouseNikki Guidish
Turned pro2012
PGA Tour wins8
Major wins0
Career high world ranking3rd
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
CaddieJoe LaCava
SponsorsGoldman Sachs, Delta, Cisco, ADP, DeWalt
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