Patrick Cantlay

2018 Tournament Honoree


Patrick Cantlay

Patrick Cantlay has been a PGA Tour Member since 2012. Most recently he won the 2018 Shriners Hospital for Children Open for his first PGA Tour win. Cantlay has earned seven top-ten finishes this season. Last season, he finished the ranked 29th in FedEx Cup Points and was the only player besides Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy to earn that many points with the least amount of events played. Cantlay is currently 11th in the FedEx Cup Points and ranked 23rd in the world. He earned his first professional win in Bogota at the Columbia Championship. Cantlay was also the runner up at the Tour Championship.


He was the former World #1 Amateur with the longest tenure at that position in history. During Cantlay’s amateur career he qualified for the 2011 US Open and earned low amateur honors. The following year, he was the low amateur at the Master’s, besting Jack Nicklaus’ lowest amateur record at that event. Cantlay also holds the record for lowest round by an amateur when he shot a course-record 60 at the Travelers Championship.


Cantlay proudly attended UCLA and won four tournaments during his freshman year as well as a runner-up finish at the NCAA Championships. He earned the Haskins Award (most outstanding college golfer),Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year, Phil Mickelson National Freshman of the Year, Pac-10 Player of the Year, Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, Mark McCormack Medal (best amateur rank of all collegiate players) and Hogan Award. Cantlay also represented the United States in the 2011 Walker Cup.


He grew up playing in the Southern California golf system at Virginia Country Club where he was a standout in AGJA events and a multiple winner of the CIF Championship.