Patrick Cantlay is an American professional golfer that had a successful amateur career leading the rankings for 55 weeks. As such a successful amateur there has always been interest in Patrick Cantlay’s club selection.
Patrick Cantlay doesn’t receive the same recognition as he did a mere five years ago when he would have been an automatic choice for any list of top-five 20-something tour players. As a young player, Patrick rose up the world rankings faster than Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, and Jon Rahm. Quite a select list of golfers.
Shortly after turning professional, Patrick suffered a back injury. He was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his L5 vertebrae while warming up at his second tournament on the Korn Ferry Tour. This hampered his progress for the following three years allowing him to only play in nine tournaments.
In February 2016 Patrick suffered a further setback when Chris Roth, his best friend, and caddie, was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Newport Beach, California.
Patrick Cantlay – What’s In The Bag?
Patrick Cantlay was born on March 17, 1992, in Long Beach, California.
According to the PGA Tour official web page, Cantlay measures 6 feet tall and weighs in at 190 pounds.
Cantlay decided to turn professional in June 2012 to join the Korn Ferry Tour and eventually joined the PGA Tour in 2014.
As a junior Patrick Cantlay represented the USA in the 2011 Walker Cup and the 2011 Palmer Cup.
He went onto represent the USA in the 2019 Presidents Cup played in Australia.
Some Interesting Facts About Patrick Cantlay
After his layoff and the loss of his friend, Cantlay returned to the PGA Tour in 2017 and made the cut in all 13 of his starts enabling him to finish 29th in the FedEx Cup standings making him and Xander Schauffele the only rookies to play in all the playoff events.
In 2011 Patrick Cantlay was the first amateur to score 60 in a PGA Tour event
To date, Patrick has only scored 2 holes in one.
Cantlay’s amateur career netted him several awards such as the
- Jack Nicklaus Award in 2011
- Pac-10 Conference Player of the Year in 2011
- Haskins Award in 2011
- Mark H. McCormack Medal in 2011
- Ben Hogan Award in 2012
What’s In The Bag?
Cantlay uses Titleist clubs, and we will look at what Patrick Cantlay clubs are in his bag.
3-wood – 15-degree Titleist 915F 3-wood with a Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 70 TX shaft.
Hybrid – 21-degree Titleist 816 H2 hybrid with a Fujikura Atmos Black 9 X shaft.
Wedges – 46-degree wedge, 52-degree, and 56-degree Titleist Vokey SM7 with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S300 shafts, 61-degree Titleist Vokey SM8 Proto wedge with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S300 shaft.
Putter – Scotty Cameron GSS prototype.
Golf ball – Titleist Pro V1x (2019) ball.
Grips – Golf Pride Tour Velvet.
Shoes – FootJoy DryJoys Tour BOA.
Patrick Cantlay regularly features on the leader board of any event that he competes in and it shows in his world golf ranking as well as the FedEx cup standings.
As proven by his past performances in the FedEx Cup series Patrick will likely feature high up in the playoffs and compete for the title of FedEx Cup champion, especially sitting at number 1 (As of July 2021) with 2 wins this season!
What a great season finish and first time FedEx Cup champion for Patrick, the 2021/22 season is looking very promising! Expect him to go close next season also!
- PGA tour, www.pgatour.com.