Patrick Cantley Ended another victory, this time it didn’t hit.
Cantley was selected by his peers as the PGA Tour Player of the Year and won the Jack Nicklaus Award, which can be regarded as a referendum on the importance of the players on winning the FedEx Cup.
In the last two weeks of the season, when Cantley won a six-hole play-off at the BMW Championship, his solid year became even more exciting. Bryson DeChambeau Then he won the FedEx Cup by one shot. Joan Ram In the Tour Championship.
“In fact, it was voted by my PGA Tour partners, and I think it means a lot to me,” Cantley said on Tuesday. I played very well and ended up playing a lot of great golf. “
This is probably a fierce match against Ram. He is the world’s number one player, won the PGA Tour Money Championship and the Wadden Trophy, and has the lowest average score.
However, the PGA Tour did not reveal the final voting results, or even how many players voted, hoping to pay more attention to who won rather than who did not.
But it is difficult to separate the two on the golf course and on paper.
Cantley achieved four victories last season, twice as many as the others. He eventually won the FedEx Cup and a $15 million prize.
One of the victories was a commemorative match. When Ram was told that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and was forced to withdraw, he tied the tournament record of 54 holes and led by 6 strokes.Cantley was beaten Colin Senchuan In the playoffs.
Another championship is the Tour Championship. Cantley started with a 10-under par and was 2 shots ahead because he ranked first in the FedEx Cup standings. Ram was 4 strokes behind at the start of the game and 1 stroke behind Cantley.
Cantley’s other victory was against a formidable opponent in the Zozo Championship, where he defeated Ram and Lahm by 65 at the Sherwood Country Club. Justin Thomas.
The BMW Championship is as memorable as ever, especially because of how many clutch putts Cantley pushed in the last eight holes, six of which were in the cavern valley play-offs. He left with the nickname “Patty Ice” that week, and it seemed to be stuck.
He said: “Obviously, I will learn a lot of experience and memories in the past two weeks, because I think it is really powerful to use these victories.”
A year ago, Cantley was one of the top 30 in the Tour Championship. He wrote this as a strange season. Because of the pandemic, he didn’t play golf for three months, and then he achieved a breakthrough year.
His only disappointment is his performance in the majors. He missed this year’s Masters and Open promotion and was tied for 15th at the US Open.
Ram became the first player to complete the birdie at the US Open and win by one stroke. He entered the top 10 in the other three majors.
Due to the confidentiality of voting, it is difficult to know the total victories of the players, the nature of the victories, the overall statistical performance or the weight of the FedEx Cup.
Two years ago, Rory McIlroy With three victories in the Players Championship and the FedEx Cup, he won the Jack Nicklaus Award.He opposed Brooks KoepkaHis three victories include a major (PGA Championship) and a World Golf Championship. Koepka finished runner-up in two other majors and tied for fourth in another major.
Also participating in the voting this year is the British Open champion Morikawa. DeChambeau, his two victories in this “super season” included the US Open in September last year; and two championships Harris English.
At the same time, Ram won the PGA Player of the Year award. This is based on points, triple the value of winning a Grand Slam.