ATLANTA — Patrick Cantlay supplied the goods again, this time around with a six-iron rather than a putter.” Patty Ice “was equally as clutch with a$15 million shot that enabled him to resist Jon Rahm as well as win the FedEx Mug on Sunday.In a tense duel with the world’s No. 1 gamer, Cantlay had a one-shot lead mosting likely to the par-five 18th hole at the Scenic tour Champion when he struck six-iron from 218 yards to simply inside 12 feet that secured the greatest success of his profession. “Seemed like a substantial win, as well as it was, “Cantlay said. Rahm’s shot was equally unique, landing next
to the opening on its 2nd bounce however rolling to the light harsh beyond the green.With Cantlay in close, the Spaniard needed to hole the chip to have any type of opportunity of a playoff. He narrowly missed, as well as Cantlay securely
two-putted for birdie as well as one-under 69. The victory was worth $15 million for Cantlay, a 29-year-old Californian whose rise in golf was slowed by a back injury that maintained him out for three years as well as almost finished his career. Now he has marked himself among the elite in golf, improved by the FedEx Cup postseason.Cantlay, a Lengthy Beach native as well as a former standout at UCLA, showed exceptional grit in enduring a six-hole playoff to defeat Bryson DeChambeau in the BMW Championship last week to take the No. 1 seed and also a two-shot
lead to start the Trip Champion. He never ever flinched over four days at East Lake.Rahm, that started the competition four shots behind and went right into the last day two back, never ever captured Cantlay. He never allowed him breathe freely, either.Cantlay took a two-shot lead with a technique to six feet for birdie on the 17th opening, and after that almost shed it all.
He drove to the exactly on the 17th, clipping a tree as well as falling into deep harsh, and after that hit a flyer over the environment-friendly and the gallery.
His pitch back to the green lost and also into even more deep harsh, and also he had to make a six-footer to save bogey as well as remain ahead. With Rahm well down the 18th fairway, Cantlay struck his finest drive of the day, rolling out 361 backyards that establish a six-iron he felt he needed to strike close.Rahm was bogey-free over the last 28 openings, however he just cashed in on 2 birdies. He closed with a 68 and connected with
Kevin Na for the 72-hole score of the competition at 14-under 266. They will certainly divide points towards the globe ranking.Cantlay began at 10-under par and also ended up at 21 under.Rahm gained the$5 million alleviation prize for completing 2nd in the FedEx Cup, while Na (67) grabbed $4 million. Justin Thomas(70) birdied the last opening to finish fourth, which deserved $4 million. This was greater than concerning money for Cantlay.He won for the fourth time this period– one of those at the Memorial, when Rahm needed to withdraw after building a six-shot lead after 54 holes due to a favorable COVID-19 test results– and no person else won greater than twice.That figures to make him a front-runner for PGA Trip player of the year, with Rahm (UNITED STATE Open title, No. 1 ranking )and also Collin Morikawa(British Open, Globe Golf Championship title ), also most likely to be on the ballot.