Patrick Cantlay, fourth success on PGA Tour

In Dublin, Ohio (USA), with a putt for the pocketed par from almost 4 meters Patrick Cantlay overcomes Collin Morikawa on the first play-off hole and wins, for the second time in his career, The Memorial Tournament. For the American it is the fourth success (in 114 starts) on the PGA Tour.

Patrick Cantlay, The Memorial Tournament

An important exploit that of the 29-year-old from Long Beach (California), also arrived due to the forced forfeit of Jon Rahm who, after dominating the second and third rounds, also making a “hole in one”, was forced to retire because he was positive at Covid. The new leader of the FedEx Cup took advantage of this and made him the US derby with Morikawa. Both have closed the 72 regular holes in 275 (-13) strokes but to make the difference, at the over time, it was a deadly putt from Cantlay. Who thus becomes the seventh player to win the competition several times (before him, Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus managed, among others) and is preparing to return to the Top 10 of the world ranking (he was 15 / o on the eve of the tournament ). For Cantlay also a check for $ 1,674,000 for a total prize pool of 9,300,000.

More than 7 months after the last time (ZoZo Championship), here is a new feat on the top American men’s circuit for the Californian. In an event that saw the Americans as great protagonists. Scottie Scheffler with a score of 277 (-11), ranked third. While Patrick Reed closed the contest in 5 / o place with 280 (-8), placing behind South African Branden Grace, 4 / o with 278 (-10). Eighteenth place (287, -1) for Bryson DeChambeau, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth.

Alena Sharp is a 16-year LPGA Tour veteran and Olympic athlete from Canada. He wrote an article for the LPGA web site.

“I’ve been married to my wife Sarah Bowman, who is also my caddie, since November of 2020 and our union is more accepted now than at any point in history. People view us now as married people. We’re the couple, just like any other. That’s a big jump from just a few years ago and lightyears from where society was when I was a kid. I’m 40 now and have been on the LPGA Tour for 16 years. When I was a rookie, my friends and family knew that I was gay. But it wasn’t something that I publicized. I didn’t want to alienate any potential sponsors and didn’t want to put any of my existing sponsors in an awkward spot. I wasn’t closeted. I just lived my life quietly, keeping my orientation out of the public eye. Even that was better than the way society viewed us when I was young. I noticed when I was 15 years old that I was finding women more attractive than men. I tried not to think about it, but it was always there. My last year of junior golf, when I was 17, I realized it more. It’s hard because you’re a kid and having feelings that you don’t understand. But who can you tell? I was raised Catholic where the teachings were clear: is a sin. My grandparents and parents went to Mass and followed the precepts of their faith, so I couldn’t talk to them. I already knew what the priests would say. And this isn’t exactly a conversation that you have with teenaged friends. Then when I went to college. I was really confused because I was dating men and afraid to date a woman. I knew I wanted to; I knew by then that I was strongly attracted to women, but at that time there was an inherent fear. A fear of rejection; a fear of discrimination; a fear of being shut out and closed off from the relationships that mattered most to me at the time. And there was, at times, a palpable fear of physical harm. There were still parts of the United States and Canada where you could be assaulted because of your orientation. So, in addition to all the other things a college freshman goes through, I battled all those questions, feeling, and fears”.