Patrick Cantlay Biography
Patrick Cantlay is an American professional golfer who had a successful amateur career and was the number-one golfer in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for 55 weeks. Cantlay has won twice on the PGA Tour, the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in 2017, and the Memorial Tournament in 2019.
Patrick Cantlay Age
Cantlay was born on March 17, 1992, in Long Beach, California, United States. He is 30 years old as of 2022.
Patrick Cantlay Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) weighing 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st).
Patrick Cantlay Family
Cantlay was born in Long Beach, California to his loving parents, Colleen (Naylan) Cantlay (mother) and Steve Cantlay. Patrick was raised with three siblings, a sister, Caroline, and two brothers, Nick and Jack Cantlay.
Patrick Cantlay Wife
Cantlay finally proposed to his beautiful girlfriend Nikki Guidish in September 2022. Patrick popped the question after presenting her with a dashing round-shape diamond ring while they were in Napa, California
Patrick Cantlay Net Worth
The two times PGA Tour winner, Patrick Cantlay has a net worth of $17 million dollars. His primary source of income is from his professional career as a golfer.
Patrick Cantlay Salary
Cantlay earns an estimated salary of about $1 million to 5 million dollars.
Patrick Cantlay Amateur Career
Born in Long Beach, California, Cantlay went to Servite High School where he won the California State High School Championship as a senior. In his freshman year at UCLA, he won four tournaments and won the Haskins Award as the most outstanding college golfer in 2011. Cantlay was also named the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) Division I Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year. He also won the Phil Mickelson Award as the GCAA National Freshman of the Year in addition to being the Pac-10 Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year.
At the end of the 2011 season, Cantlay also won the Mark H. McCormack Medal as the top-ranked amateur in the world. This award earned him an invitation to the 2012 Open Championship. He qualified for the 2011 U.S. Open through sectional qualifying. Cantlay was one of three amateurs to make the cut together with Russell Henley and Brad Benjamin. Rounds of 70 and 72 over the weekend ensured he was a low amateur.
Cantlay’s back nine 30 was the best in the tournament and he finished in a tie for 21st. On June 24, that following week, Cantlay shot the lowest round in PGA Tour history by an amateur when he shot a course record 60 at the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut.
The following week, Cantlay finished as the low amateur at the AT&T National, finishing in a tie for 20th place. The following week, he won the Southern California Amateur at the San Gabriel Country Club. He was also a low amateur at the 2011 RBC Canadian Open in July, finishing in a tie for ninth place.
Cantlay lost to Ethan Tracy on August 6, in the Western Amateur final at the North Shore Country Club in Glenview, Illinois. On August 28, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wisconsin, Cantlay lost in the final of the U.S. Amateur to Kelly Kraft. Making the finals earned him a spot in the 2012 Masters Tournament, where he finished in a tie for 47th, making him the low amateur.
Cantlay became world number 1 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking on March 23, 2011. He holds the record for most consecutive weeks at number one, 54, and held the record for most total weeks at number one, 55, until Jon Rahm eclipsed him in 2016. He represented the United States at the 2011 Walker Cup, where he posted a 2–1–1 record.
Patrick Cantlay Professional career
Cantlay decided to forgo his final two years of college to turn professional in June 2012. The decision to go professional meant forfeiting his spot at the 2012 Open Championship. He made his professional debut at the 2012 Travelers Championship, where he missed the cut. Before the Travelers, Cantlay announced he would be signing with Mark Steinberg and Excel Sports Management Group, the same management as Tiger Woods.
He was the number one amateur in the world before turning pro, holding the top spot for a record 55 weeks. At the time, Cantlay was also ranked 415th in the Official World Golf Ranking. He earned his first professional paycheck at AT&T National, finishing in a tie for 66th. The following week he finished in a tie for 38th at the Greenbrier Classic. During the 2013 Colombia Championship, Cantlay earned his first professional win at an event on the Web.com Tour.
His caddie, Chris Roth, was killed in February 2016, in a hit-and-run accident in Newport Beach, California while Roth and Cantlay were out on the town. Roth had been a high school teammate of Cantlay’s and had caddied for him in his amateur and professional career. In his second start of the 2017 season, Cantlay regained his PGA Tour card with a runner-up finish at the Valspar Championship. Cantlay finished third at the Heritage, 10th at the Northern Trust, 13th at the Dell Technologies Championship, and 9th at the BMW Championship, which allowed him to qualify for the Tour Championship.
During his second start of the 2018 season, on November 5, 2017, Cantlay won his first PGA Tour title at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on the second extra hole of a three-man playoff. This was the second consecutive year in which his second start of the season secured his Tour card for the following season. Cantlay narrowly missed defending his title on November 4, 2018, at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Cantlay finished second by one stroke to champion Bryson DeChambeau.
In 2019, he finished tied for third place at the PGA Championship behind winner, Brooks Koepka. Two weeks later Cantlay won the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio, a result that lifted him into the world top 10 for the first time. He fired a flawless final round of 64 to come from four strokes behind the 54-hole leader Martin Kaymer and win his second PGA Tour title.
Patrick Cantlay Injury/ Tragedy
He played in the Web.com Tour Finals and finished 11th to earn his PGA Tour card for 2014. During the 2013–2014 season, he played only five events due to a back injury and was granted an 11-event medical extension. That following season, he played in just one tournament in late 2014 but didn’t play at all in 2015 or 2016. As of the start of the 2017 season, ten starts remained on his medical extension.