Patrick Cantlay was named PGA Player of the Year for his four wins, including the East Lake one-hit advantage that made him the FedEx Cup Champion.
Cet honneur constitue une autre étape importante pour Cantlay, un Californian de 29 ans qui est passé du statut d’amateur numéro 1 au monde à l’impossibilité de jouer pendant environ trois ans en raison d’une blessure misre au dosè in danger.
He won the Jack Nicklaus Trophy after ending his best season in style. Cantlay has had four wins this season, capturing the FedEx Cup. No one else won more than twice.
PGA does not publish the total votes or the number of players who voted. But he is likely to believe the poll resulted in a tight race between Cantlay and world number one John Ram.
Ram finished by one stroke from Cantlay in the circuit championship, as the Spaniard started the tournament with four strokes behind him. He won his first major title this year at the US Open with two birds. Ram was also a six-stroke ahead heading into the final round of the Memorial Tournament when he was forced to retire after testing positive for COVID-19.
Cantlay ended up winning the Memorial Championship for his second win of the season, then shone at the end of the season. He won the BMW Championship in Caves Valley with an impressive performance to defeat Bryson DeChambeau in the playoffs, then won the Circuit Championship and FedEx Cup in addition to his $15 million bag.
Meanwhile, Ram won the PGA Award for Best Player in America. This honor is based on points, with a triple value for winning a major tournament.
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