Patrick Cantlay
Patrick Cantlay
29-Year-Old Golfer
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2019–20 Fantasy Outlook
Much was expected of Cantlay entering this past season and by all accounts, he delivered. No, he didn't win a major or a WGC event, of The PLAYERS, or a FedEx event, but in every other aspect, he was great. In that sense, it was almost a break out year, but not quite. $6 million in earnings would certainly qualify as a breakout season for just about anyone, but a lot is expected of Cantlay and until he picks up a win at a larger event, he won't truly have met his potential. That win comes this season however, but it won't be enough to justify a salary cap selection this season as his number is just too high. Read Past Outlooks
Wins Memorial in playoff
June 6, 2021
Cantlay defeated Collin Morikawa on the first playoff hole to win the Memorial Tournament on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Both Cantlay and Morikawa lucked into a great chance to win this premier event after Jon Rahm had to withdraw after three rounds following a positive COVID-19 test. Rahm had both players beat by six shots entering the final round before the unfortunate news. Cantlay was just one-over through 12 holes, but a birdie at 13 followed by a key birdie on 17 helped him get into a playoff. Both Cantlay and Morikawa missed the green on the first playoff hole, but the UCLA product was able to get up and down despite having a longer par putt. This was his second win at the Memorial Tournament after taking home the title back in 2019. Cantlay will take the lead of the FedExCup with his second win of the season. He has all kinds of momentum heading to Torrey Pines for the U.S. Open in two weeks.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Patrick Cantlay
FanDuel PGA: U.S. Open
5 days ago
Viktor Hovland has already had a lot of success in major championships, and that's not the only the reason why Ryan Andrade recommends adding him to your lineups for this week's contests on FanDuel.
Majors Value Meter: U.S. Open Rankings
8 days ago
Brooks Koepka has owned the U.S. Open in recent years, and that earns him a prominent position in Len Hochberg's latest list of golfers going after a major championship.
Weekly Recap: D-Rahm-a in Dublin
14 days ago
Patrick Cantlay won the Memorial for the second time in three years, but the story of the weekend was the withdrawal of Jon Rahm. Len Hochberg weighs in on both golfers and more in his latest tournament review.
FanDuel PGA: the Memorial
19 days ago
Ryan Andrade has been riding with Corey Conners for a while, and he suggests jumping on board for this week's contests on FanDuel.
Yahoo DFS Golf: the Memorial
19 days ago
Louis Oosthuizen remains on a roll, and Bryce Danielson is buying in for this week's contests on Yahoo.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Cantlay entered the PGA Tour with a lot of hype and through two seasons, he hasn't disappointed. Cantlay earned over $2 million in just 13 starts two seasons ago and he topped that last season with nearly $4 million in earnings. Cantlay picked-up his first PGA Tour victory in the fall of last season, but unlike many before him whose game dropped-off after a win, Cantlay kept his foot on the accelerator. Cantlay scored six more top-10s the rest of the way and he missed only two cuts all season. If there is a weak spot to this point, it's his performance at the majors. Cantlay earned only one top-25 at the majors last season. He should improve in that area this season, which should lead to an increase in earnings, possibly enough to make him a decent salary cap option.
Cantlay accomplished what few people could last season as he made it to the Tour Championship with only 13 starts under his belt. It's tough to say where Cantlay's ceiling is because he has so few starts on the PGA Tour, but it's clear that it's definitely higher than the number he posted last year. It's tough to call a guy that we know so little about a must have, but considering his number is just $2 million, he really is a must have. Imagine what Cantlay can do with a full schedule next season, or even an abbreviated schedule.
Cantlay has 11 events to earn over $600k on a medical extension this season and although it seems unlikely that he'll get there, he still has 11 starts and he should have no problem at minimum doubling his earnings this season. If by chance he does earn enough to get his card back, then that's just icing on the cake.
Cantaly has made 133 starts on the PGA Tour and will be back for another go-round in 2013-14. He split time between tours last year, but saved best play for the Web.com tour.
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Misses Wells Fargo cut by one shot
May 10, 2021
Cantlay posted a 36-hole total of three-over-par at the Wells Fargo Championship last week to miss the cut by one shot.
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Hot back-nine leads to T-11 finish
April 26, 2021
Cantlay and partner Xander Schauffele finished in a share of 11th place after firing a five-under 67 in the final round of the Zurich Classic.
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Misses another cut
April 18, 2021
Cantlay recorded a two-day total of even-par at the RBC Heritage to miss the cut by two strokes.
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Disappoints with MC at Augusta
April 12, 2021
Cantlay carded a two-day total score of eight-over-par to miss the cut by five shots at the Masters last week.
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Returning from illness
March 8, 2021
Cantlay (illness) is listed in the field for the PLAYERS Championship this week.
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