Patrick Cantlay birdied the 18th gap at East Lake to win the Tour Championship, FedEx Cup title and $15m first prize in Atlanta.
The American hit a closing one-under-par 69 to complete on 21 underneath, one shot forward of world primary and US Open champion Jon Rahm, who shot a 68.
Victory ultimately week’s BMW Championship within the PGA Tour’s end-of-season play-offs, additionally noticed Cantlay transfer high of the Fedex Cup standings and meant he began this season-ending match on 10 underneath par, two pictures away from his nearest rival underneath a controversial system adopted in 2019. Cantlay stored that two-shot benefit after spherical one, however noticed it reduce to 1 by Rahm after spherical two.
He restored his two-shot lead over the Spaniard heading into the ultimate spherical, with Justin Thomas an additional three pictures again, however the race for the title was at all times going to be between the highest two.
Cantlay moved three forward with a birdie on the second, however Rahm closed to inside one with a birdie on the fifth because the American had a three-putt bogey. That was as shut because the Spaniard received although. He was once more inside one when Cantlay bogeyed the seventeenth, however his birdie on the par-five closing gap was matched by the American who held on for the largest win of his profession.
“I simply stored telling myself to focus and lock in and I did a fantastic job of that,” stated the world quantity 4. “It was undoubtedly completely different than every other week. It was the longest lead I’ve ever held. However I simply tried to remain, day after day within the current, and I did a tremendous job of that this week as a result of the final couple days I made some errors I don’t often make and I used to be in a position to actually centre myself and hit a whole lot of good pictures after I wanted to.”
Cantlay’s win ultimately week’s BMW Championship earned him one in every of six qualification spots within the US staff at Whistling Straits for the forty third Ryder Cup. Captain Steve Stricker will title his six wildcard picks on September 8. European captain Padraig Harrington will title his three wildcard picks after the conclusion of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on September 12.
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