Winner’s Circle: Patrick Cantlay Claims Victory at the Memorial

Patrick Cantlay Wins the Memorial
Patrick Cantlay reacts after making a par putt to win the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club on June 02, 2019 in Dublin, Ohio. Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Patrick Cantlay shot 64 on Sunday at Muirfield Village Golf Club to capture the 2019 Memorial Tournament.

Cantlay finished his final day at Jack’s Place bogey-free with eight birdies and 10 pars, highlighted by a final-hole par-4 to clinch a two-stroke win on 19-under par.

It was Cantlay’s second PGA Tour title, and second in as many seasons, with his maiden victory coming at the Shriners in the 2017-18 wrap around season.


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Pro-File

Name: Patrick Cantlay
Nationality: American
Height: 5′ 10″
Weight: 170 lb
Birthdate: March 17, 1992 (age 27)
Native: Long Beach, CA
Resides: Los Alamitos, CA
Primary Sponsor: Titleist


Final Top 5 at the Memorial

1. Patrick Cantlay -19 (-8)
2. Adam Scott -17 (-4)
3. Martin Kaymer -15 (E)
4. Kevin Streelman -13 (-6)
5. Marc Leishman -12 (-3)


Early Rounds

ROUND 1

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 1)
1. Ryan Moore -7 (65)
2. Jordan Spieth -6 (66)
8. Patrick Cantlay -4

ROUND 2

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 2)
1. Troy Merritt -9 (-6)
1. Kyoung-Hoon Lee -9 (-5)
1. Martin Kaymer -9 (-4)
5. Patrick Cantlay -7 (-3)

ROUND 3

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 3)
1. Martin Kaymer -15 (-6)
2. Adam Scott -13 (-6)
3. Hideki Matsuyama -11 (-8)
3. Jordan Spieth -11 (-3)
3. Patrick Cantlay -11 (-4)


Patrick Cantlay’s Winning Numbers

Patrick Cantlay
Patrick Cantlay hits his tee shot on the 2nd hole during the final round of The Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club on June 02, 2019 in Dublin, Ohio. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images
Topline Stats:

Driving: 298.4 yards (4th)
Fairways: 38/56, 67.9% (57th)
Greens: 50/72, 69.4% (11th)
Putts/GIR: 1.620 (3rd)

Scoring:

Par-3: -2 (4 Birdies, 10 Pars, 2 Bogeys)
Par-4: -5 (9 Birdies, 27 Pars, 4 Bogeys)
Par-5: -12 (12 Birdie, 4 Pars)
Total: -19 (25 Birdies, 41 Pars, 6 Bogeys)


WITB: Patrick Cantlay

Driver: Titleist 917D2 (9.5˚)
3-metal: Titleist 915F (21˚)
Hybrid: Titleist 816H2 (18˚)
Irons: Titleist 718 AP2 (4-9)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey (SM5 54˚, SM6 56˚, SM7 60˚)
Putter: Scotty Cameron GSS Prototype
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Hat: Titleist
Shoes: FootJoy Pro/SL
Glove: Titleist Players


Video: Cantlay’s Final-Round Highlights


Cantlay’s 2019 PGA Tour Season

Starts: 14
Missed Cuts: 2
Wins: 1 (The Memorial)
Top 10s/20s: 7/2
Money Earned: $4,533,390 (6th)
FedExCup Pts: 1,565 (6th)
World Rank Before/After: 15/8

Career Victories

PGA Tour: 2
2019 The Memorial Tournament
2018 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open


Points & Money

The victory earned Cantlay $1,638,000 and 500 FedExCup points, along with 68 world-ranking points. He will move from 12th to No. 6 on the PGA Tour’s points list, and from 15th to about No. 8 in the Official World Golf Rankings.


Exit Question for Cantlay

Congratulations. Great finish. Just wanted to clarify, you came here in ’17, and Jack sort of walked you through the golf course. When did he talk to you about how to finish, and what parts of it really resonated the most with what he said about how to finish?

Patrick Cantlay Wins the Memorial
Patrick Cantlay poses with Jack Nicklaus and the trophy after winning The Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club on June 02, 2019 in Dublin, Ohio. Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

PATRICK CANTLAY: At ’17 we talked golf course. So I went up to his house on property here, and we probably spent a good 90 minutes talking about what he thought strategy-wise and how to play the golf course, and I took insights from that.

One of the things I like about this golf course is it’s pretty straightforward once you get to know it. You know when you hit a good shot, and good shots are rewarded; and bad shots, they’re bad shots. It’s going to be hard to scramble and make pars.

So that helped me get familiar with the place a little quicker than I maybe would have. I played good the last two years. This year I showed up, and I’ve been playing well all year. Haven’t been able to close out any tournaments. And I see Mr. Nicklaus in the men’s grill in there and, you know, quick hello and then, you know, you’ve got to figure out how to play those last 30 minutes.

And he was right. I said, You’re right. And then yesterday I was in there having lunch — yesterday after my round — or — no, Friday I was in there having lunch after the early morning round on Friday, and he grabbed me aside and said, You need to go out there, have a good time. Look around when you’re out there. Look at all the people having a great time. And then you need to have a great time and realize that that’s why you’re there and relax and go have fun and go win the golf tournament.

And I definitely said that to myself down the stretch today on the back nine. It put me a little more at ease, and I hit a lot of really nice quality shots with the lead, coming down the stretch, and being able to get that ball up-and-down on 18, even though in the back of my mind thinking, probably just two putts, but I really did want to just close it out and have it be done right there.

Being able to make that putt on the last hole is just a lot of confirmation of a lot of hard work I’ve been doing.


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