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By : BGA
Patrick Cantlay goes back to back weeks and wins the Tour Championship.
It was the final round of the Fed Ex Cup and Cantlay had the lead for the Tour Championship since last Sunday, after winning the BMW Championship. By winning that tournament, Cantlay had a 2 shot lead going into this tournament and in the final round the lead was still 2 shots.
With the eventual runner up breathing down his neck the whole day, Jon Rahm tried his best to win the Tour Championships but once again like last week Cantlay made the big putts when needed and secured a one shot victory.
This was not just another victory. By winning the Tour Championships and the FED Ex Cup the winner walked away with the bonus cheque of 15 million dollars USD. Talk about playing for all the marbles.
In the final pairing with Cantlay, Rahm was trying to do all that he can to catch Cantlay but the only error was when Cantlay made bogey on the 17th. He hit his drive to the right, couldn’t hit the green in regulation, left his chip short and made an unbelievable save for bogey by holing a 6 foot putt. Meanwhile Rahm just lipped out for birdie which would have tied the two heading into the last.
With the par 5 18th to finish, which was reachable for both players in 2, Rahm found the fringe and Cantlay safely on the green. When Rahm missed his chip for eagle, all Cantlay had to do was two putt, which he did, to claim victory.
“You know, as good as it felt to feel like I slept on the lead for two straight weeks darned near, it feels good to not necessarily have the lead anymore and be done and closed out,” he said. “It was a long year … just a ton of golf and a ton of pressure golf.
“But I'm very grateful and happy to be here,” he continued, “and I'm really proud of myself for staying in the moment and delivering when it counted.”