Patrick Cantlay told 'I can't believe my eyes' by major champion: "Maybe says a lot"

Former Ryder Cup winning captain Ian Woosnam has questioned the behaviour of PGA Tour pro Patrick Cantlay at the RBC Heritage.

Patrick Cantlay
Patrick Cantlay

Former Ryder Cup winning captain and Masters champion Ian Woosnam suggested Patrick Cantlay's behaviour after the horn blew to suspend play during the final round of the RBC Heritage on Sunday 'says a lot' about the golfer. 

The threat of thunder and lightning forced the signature PGA Tour event into a Monday finish which was won, unsurprisingly, by Scottie Scheffler. 

Scheffler had absolutely no chance of concluding his final round after competitors were forced off the course for more than two-and-a-half hours. 

Cantlay was playing a few groups ahead of the two-time Masters champion and was standing over his second shot in the 18th fairway at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head when the klaxon sounded. 


Players are allowed to finish the hole they are on after the horn blows and Cantlay decided to take on a tricky shot after discussing his options with caddie Joe LaCava

He had 214 yards to the pin and, with fading light, it appeared the sensible option was to mark his ball and return on Monday morning with thousands of dollars of prize money on the line. 

Instead, Cantlay took the shot on and his golf ball settled on the collar of the green, some 66ft from the hole. 

After taking a few minutes, Cantlay decided to mark his ball and sleep on the up and down. 

Woosnam wrote on X: "Can't believe my eyes watching Patrick Cantlay, why on earth would you hit your second shot then mark your ball [it's] absolutely crazy. Maybe says a lot."

Patrick Cantlay
Patrick Cantlay

Cantlay did manage to save his par and returned a final round scorecard of three-under 68. 

It meant he finished in a tie for third with Wyndham Clark on 15-under par. 

Cantlay defended his decision to reporters on Monday by saying: "Just thought it might be easier to get the ball up-and-down this morning."

He added: "I really did want to finish last night, so I felt like if I could get the ball up there maybe in an easier spot, maybe I would have finished, but as I got the ball up near the green, I realized it would be easier to finish this morning. 

"That's what I decided to do."

Cantlay will now turn his attentions to the forthcoming Zurich Classic of New Orleans. 

The American will partner Xander Schauffele in the team event in Avondale. 

Click here to see the teams teeing it up at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans

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