Patrick Cantlay Wins FedEx Cup
Patrick Cantlay out dueled Jon Rahm for three straight days to win the FedEx Cup on Sunday afternoon at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia.
Cantlay finished the tournament with a score of 21-under par, while Rahm finished at 20-under.
Keep in mind, Cantlay began the week with a two-shot lead at 10-under because he entered as the FedEx Cup leader.
The win nets Cantlay $15 million and a good chance at the PGA Tour Player of the Year Award.
This was Cantlay’s second straight win after he beat Bryson DeChambeau in a playoff last week to grab the FedEx Cup lead.
Cantlay Holds On
Cantlay led for most of the tournament, and held a two-shot lead heading into the back nine.
However, things got interesting on 13 when Cantlay missed a short par putt and Rahm made his to trim the margin to just one shot.
Cantlay would hold that one shot lead until 16 when Rahm just missed a birdie putt and Cantlay made a short birdie putt to open up some breathing room.
The margin would go back to on shot after 17 when Cantlay bogeyed and Rahm saved par.
That meant that all attention would turn to the par-5 18th hole.
Both Rahm and Cantlay were on the green in two.
Rahm just missed an eagle put to tie the tournament as Cantlay would end up with a tap in birdie.