Patrick Cantlay
Patrick Cantlay
28-Year-Old Golfer
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Out
Injury Illness
Est. Return 3/4/2021
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
Recovering from stomach ailment
Illness
February 25, 2021
Cantlay's withdrawal Wednesday from this week's WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession was due to an upset stomach and dehydration, Brian Wacker of Golf Digest reports.
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Cantlay's illness doesn't seem particularly serious, but he evidently felt he was better off taking a week off for rest rather than playing while he was under the weather. The 28-year-old has been off to a hot start to 2021, finishing in the top 15 in each of the four tournaments he's played this year.
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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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Backs out of this week's event
Undisclosed
February 24, 2021
Cantlay (undisclosed) withdrew Wednesday from this week's WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession, Rob Bolton of PGATour.com reports.
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Falters with Sunday 72
February 21, 2021
Cantlay recorded a one-over 72 in the final round of The Genesis Invitational to finish in a share of 15th place.
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Finishes tied for third at Pebble
February 14, 2021
Cantlay shot a four-under 68 on Sunday at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am to finish in a tie for third place.
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Runner-up in La Quinta
January 24, 2021
Cantlay closed with a final round 11-under 61 at The American Express, finishing one shot behind champion Si Woo Kim.
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Ties for 13th at Kapalua Resort
January 11, 2021
Cantlay closed with a one-under 72 on Sunday at the Sentry Tournament of Champions to finish 17-under and tied for 13th.
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