ICYMI: Patrick Cantlay’s “Drain-o” Shot That Wins Opening Match at WGC

Patrick Cantlay
Patrick Cantlay plays his shot on the fifth fairway in his match against Brian Harman during the first round of the WGC-Dell Match Play at Austin CC on Mar 24, 2021 in Austin, TX. (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)

In the opening round of the WGC-Dell Match Play Championship, Patrick Cantlay found himself with a difficult lie (next to a drain) for his third shot on the par-5 12th hole at Austin Country Club.

Cantlay had just come off a birdie at the par-3 11th which tied things up after Brian Harman had led 1-up for most of the first 10 holes.

And after the 28-year old chipped in for eagle, he went 1-up, himself… and that’s exactly how it ended, as each player made par the rest of the way.

Cantlay (1-0) defeated Harman (0-1) 1-up in a Group 10 match.

On IG, the PGA Tour coined it a “Drain-o” shot, while the top comment goes to Bobby Vegas, who said, “He [Cantlay] was so excited he almost thought about smiling.”

Watch Patrick Cantlay’s Chip-in Eagle


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