Patrick Cantlay was named PGA Tour Player of the Year based on his four wins, including a one-shot lead at East Lake that made him the FedEx Cup champion.
Tuesday’s announcement was another big step for Cantlay, a 29-year-old Californian who is from the no. Became 1 amateur in the world for not being able to play for three years due to a career-threatening back injury.
Now he has the Jack Nicklaus Award after a great end to his best season. Cantlay has won four times this season, concluding by the FedEx Cup. No one else has won more than twice.
The PGA Tour does not disclose the total votes or how many players even voted. It was presumably a tough race between Cantlay and Jon Rahm, the number 1 player in the world.
Rahm finished a shot behind Cantlay at the Tour Championship, where the Spaniard started the tournament four shots behind. He achieved his first major at the US Open this year with a birdie-birdie. Rahm also had a six-shot lead in the final round of the Memorial until he had to retire with a positive COVID-19 Test.
Cantlay wins the Memorial for his second win of the season, and then he distinguishes himself at the end. He won the BMW Championship in Caves Valley with an excellent year-round performance Bryson DeChambeau in a playoff game, and then he won the tour championship to collect the FedEx Cup and the $ 15 million prize.
Rahm, meanwhile, won the PGA of America Award as Player of the Year. It is based on points, with a triple value to win a major.