Cantlay Wins 2021 FedExCup Championship
ATLANTA – Former UCLA standout Patrick Cantlay won for the fourth time on the PGA TOUR this season, capturing the TOUR Championship on Sunday in Atlanta to become the FedExCup Champion.
Cantlay, who won the BMW Championship in Maryland one week prior, finished in first place in the 2021 FedExCup season standings. He finished with a one-under-par 69 and concluded at 21 under on Sunday, the final day at the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. Cantlay birdied the 18th hole with an 11-foot putt to secure the first-place finish.
Cantlay had entered Sunday's fourth round at the TOUR Championship with a two-stroke lead over Jon Rahm. He had birdied the 18th hole on Saturday, finishing the day three-under-par 67 and was at 20 under, headed to the final day of competition.
During the 2020-21 season, Cantlay won at the Zozo Championship in October, at the Memorial Tournament in June, and at the BMW Championship on the final weekend in August. The victory at the BMW Championship helped him to secure the sixth and final automatic spot at the upcoming Ryder Cup (Sept. 21-26) in Kohler, Wisc.
Cantlay, hailing from nearby Los Alamitos, Calif., excelled during his two-year collegiate career. He competed for the Bruins from 2010-12, earning the Haskins Award in 2011 as the most outstanding college golfer. During the 2011-12 season, Cantlay won the McCormack Medal as the world's No. 1-ranked amateur player.