Patrick Cantlay: “It was my greatest victory”

Withstands the attacks of Jon Rahm, world number 1, wins the Tour Championship, becomes the new FedEx Cup champion and collects the super jackpot of $ 15,000,000. Full booty for Patrick Cantlay who, in Atlanta, takes it all with a final birdie.

Patrick Cantlay, statements

“I’m in seventh heaven. I played all year on a regular basis and now I am reaping the fruits of a great job. It is certainly the greatest victory of my career, which repays me for many sacrifices.” This is the joy of the Californian (number 4 in the world ranking) at the end of the tournament.

After winning the BMW Championship, Cantaly had turned up in Atlanta as a favorite. The points won up to that point in the FedEx Cup have been transformed into strokes: “-10” those in his endowment against Tony Finau’s “-8”, Bryson DeChambeau’s “-7” and Rahm’s “-6”. And the Spaniard himself tried to overtake the Californian who resisted the onslaught of the Iberian and, with a total of 269 (67 66 67 69, -21) hits, he overtook him. Nothing to do for Rahm, 2 / o with 266 (-20) in the Tour Championship and who consoled himself with a prize of 5,000,000 dollars by managing to collect the 15th Top 10 in the 2020-2021 season. Third place (266, -16) in Atlanta for the American Kevin Na protagonist in the last 54 holes played of three bogey free rounds. Personal satisfaction as well for the South Korean Sungjae Im. Twentieth in the Tour Championship with 279 (-4), in the 2020-2021 PGA Tour season he scored 498 birdies. Never since 1980 had anyone succeeded on the circuit. But the party in Atlanta is all for Cantlay, who happens to be Dustin Johnson. He is the new king of the FedEx Cup.

A new career as a mental coach, alongside some of the best golfers in the world to drag them to success and support them in times of difficulty. This is what Michael Phelps, the most decorated athlete in the history of the Olympics, seems to have undertaken (also in the name of friendship). A great golf enthusiast, many now define him as the “secret weapon” of green totems such as Jon Rahm, number one in the world ranking, and Jordan Spieth, the Texan who, after a long period of crisis, is back in 2021 to amaze.

“He’s a good guy, he’s been through a lot as a sportsman and he’s the greatest Olympian of all time with a lot of tricks up his sleeve. I’m not going to reveal what I asked him but I can say that he has helped me a lot in the last period. “. These are the revelations of the Spaniard Rahm. For the legendary swimmer, nicknamed ‘the Baltimore Shark’, important words also came from Spieth, today 12 / o in the world ranking. “The mental aspect is something I’ve worked on a lot with him lately. I’m really lucky to have him around. Besides, he’s a great lover of golf and having him now more and more in our world is an added value.” This is the opinion of Spieth who yesterday, alongside Phelps, played the Pro-Am of the BMW Championship, the second event of the Play-Offs of the Pga Tour starting today in Owing Mills (USA), Maryland.