Patrick Cantlay was voted PGA Tour participant of the 12 months on the energy of his 4 victories, together with a one-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 novice on the planet to being unable to play for some three years due to a career-threatening again harm.
Now he has the Jack Nicklaus Award after a giant end to his greatest season. Cantlay gained 4 occasions this season, capped off by the FedEx Cup. Nobody else gained 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 one shot behind Cantlay on the Tour Championship, the place the Spaniard began the match 4 photographs behind. He picked up his first main this 12 months on the U.S. Open with a birdie-birdie end. Rahm additionally had a six-shot lead going into the ultimate spherical of the Memorial till having to withdraw with a Positive 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 gained the BMW Championship at Caves Valley with as clutch a placing efficiency as there was all 12 months to beat Bryson DeChambeau in a playoff, after which he gained the Tour Championship to gather the FedEx Cup and its $15 million prize.
Rahm, in the meantime, gained the PGA of America award as participant of the 12 months. That is based mostly on factors, with triple worth for profitable a significant.