Patrick Cantlay was voted PGA Tour participant of the yr on the power of his 4 victories, together with a 1-shot benefit at East Lake that made him the FedEx Cup champion.
Tuesday’s announcement was one other large step for Cantlay, a 29-year-old Californian who went from being the No. 1 newbie on the planet to being unable to play for some three years due to a career-threatening again damage.
Now he has the Jack Nicklaus Award after a giant end to his finest season. Cantlay received 4 occasions this season, capped off by the FedEx Cup. Nobody else received greater than twice.
The PGA Tour doesn’t launch vote totals or what number of gamers even voted. It presumably was a good race between Cantlay and Jon Rahm, the No. 1 participant on the planet.
Rahm completed 1 shot behind Cantlay on the Tour Championship, the place the Spaniard began the match 4 pictures behind. He picked up his first main this yr on the U.S. Open with a birdie-birdie end. Rahm additionally had a 6-shot lead going into the ultimate spherical of the Memorial till having to withdraw with a optimistic COVID-19 check.
Cantlay wound up profitable the Memorial for his second win of the season, after which he set himself aside on the finish. He received the BMW Championship at Caves Valley with as clutch a placing efficiency as there was all yr to beat Bryson DeChambeau in a playoff, after which he received the Tour Championship to gather the FedEx Cup and its $15 million prize.
Rahm, in the meantime, received the PGA of America award as participant of the yr. That is primarily based on factors, with triple worth for profitable a serious.