Patrick Cantlay was his usual steady and consistent self at the Tour Championship this week, shooting four rounds in the 60's to win the tournament and the $15 million prize for taking the FedEx Cup title.
Although the American made three bogeys in his final round at East Lake Golf Club, his score of 1-under-par was enough to finish on 21-under-par and one shot ahead of Jon Rahm.
Things almost took a turn on the 17th hole when Cantlay made an important clutch-putt for a bogey, after Rahm had just slid his ball by the hole for a birdie.
Cantlay avoided the two-shot swing and survived another nervous moment on the par-5 18th hole, when his Spanish opponent almost chipped in for eagle to tie the scores at 21-under-par.
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The World No. 1 admitted that he did not make enough putts on Sunday to take his first FedEx Cup, and this is shown with his round of 2-under-par which featured two birdies and 16 pars.
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It has been a memorable season for Cantlay. He has now won six times on the PGA Tour and he has earned his first-ever call up to the American Ryder Cup side for the matches at the end of the month.
Patrick Cantlay - What's in the bag?
Driver: Titleist TS3 | 9.5˚ | Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 60 TX shaft
3-wood: Titleist 915F | 15˚ | Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 70 TX shaft
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Hybrid: Titleist TS2 | 21˚ | Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 80 TX shaft
Irons: Titleist 718 AP2 (4-9) | Titleist Vokey SM7 (PW) | True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 Tour Issue X100 shafts
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (52˚) | Titleist SM8 (56˚, 61˚) | True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S300 shafts
Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5
Ball: Titleist Pro V1