In the first two majors of 2019 he finished joint-ninth in The Masters and tied for third at the PGA Championship. Two weeks later, Cantlay captured his second PGA Tour title in the Memorial Tournament, his closing 64 taking him into the world’s top 10 for the first time and leading to a Presidents Cup debut in December.
Tied for third at the 2019 PGA Championship and captured his second PGA Tour title two weeks later in the Memorial Tournament, his closing 64 taking him into the world’s top 10 for the first time and leading to a Presidents Cup debut in December.
Having won the Mark McCormack Award as the world’s top amateur in 2011 – he was No. 1 for a record 54 consecutive weeks - Cantlay could have played at Royal Lytham and St Annes the following summer, but he decided to turn professional.
By then he had twice made the cut in the U.S. Open and done so once at The Masters, as well as appearing in the Walker Cup at Royal Aberdeen.
A stress fracture in his back restricted Cantlay to six PGA Tour starts between June 2013 and January 2017, and he suffered a tragic loss in February 2016 when he was out walking with caddie Chris Roth and his long-time friend was hit by a car and killed.
Since returning to the Tour, Cantlay has gone from strength to strength. His latest successes came at the ZOZO Championship in October and at the Memorial, for a second time, in June.