Patrick Cantlay narrowly defends his title
Patrick Cantlay was hot, but showed composure at the very end of the course to successfully defend his crown at the BMW Championship, Sunday in Wilmington, Delaware.
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In a very tough peloton, Cantlay especially had to be wary of his compatriot Scott Stallings. The two Americans have given identical cards in three of the four rounds of the competition, including the last (69; -2).
If Cantlay managed to finish the tournament at -14, one shot ahead of Stallings, it was partly thanks to the birdie that he managed at the last pennant of the third day of competition. This had allowed him to get ahead of his rival by a strike at the dawn of the final round; a lead he was eventually able to protect.
By virtue of this result, Cantlay got his hands on a pot of $ 2.7 million, in addition to amassing precious points in the FedEx Cup qualifiers, which will allow him to start the PGA TOUR Championship. in second place, at -8. The Californian, defending champion of the event, will only start the event behind Scottie Scheffler (-10).
The Canadian Corey Conners is the only representative of the maple leaf among the 30 golfers who qualified for the FedEx Cup ultimate event. To do so, he took two hits from par to finish the BMW Championship at -10, tied for fifth.
Taylor Pendrith also shot 69 (-2) to take eighth place at -9, one of her best performances of the season. However, that wasn’t enough to secure a spot in next week’s tournament, when he finished 45th in the FedEx Cup.
Adam Hadwin and Mackenzie Hughes both posted 72 (+1), which dropped them to 44th and 58th respectively at Wilmington Country Club.