Winner’s bag: Patrick Cantlay – Tour Championship

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Winner's bag: Patrick Cantlay - Tour Championship

WINNING POINTS: 21 under par, 269.

EQUIPMENT CHOICE:

DRIVER: Titleist TS3 with 9.5˚ loft, equipped with Mitsubishi Chemical Diamana ZF 70 TX shaft.

3 WOOD: Titleist 915F with 15˚ Loft, with Mitsubishi Chemical Diamana ZF 70 TX shank.

HYBRID: Titleist TS2 with 21˚ Loft, with Mitsubishi Chemical Diamana ZF 80 TX shank.

IRON: Titleist 718 AP2 (4-iron to 9-iron), with True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 Tour Issue X100 shafts.

WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design SM7 (46˚-10˚ F Grinds, 52˚-08˚ F Grind & 56˚-08˚ M Grind) and Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (61˚), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S300 shafts.

PUTTER: Scotty Cameron Phantom X5.

BALL: Titleist Pro V1x.

FINAL BEST LIST

NOTES ON EQUIPMENT:

  • Unsurprisingly, Cantlay made no gear changes ahead of the Tour Championship following his dramatic play-off win over Bryson DeChambeau at the BMW Championship just last week. As a gamer who plays a number of older models and clearly needs a lot of persuasion to switch, Cantlay will likely spend time testing out Titleist’s new models once the Ryder Cup closes and the Northern Hemisphere fall tour season starts again. Prying up his 718 AP2 irons will be quite a task, however. The model helped Cantlay rank 10 on the greens regulation for the season, reaching over 70 percent of the greens in 24 starts, and was released in late 2017.
  • Cantlay’s experimentation with numerous putters over the past two years resulted in his finally landing on the Mallet Phantom X model he currently has in his pocket in April. A small change during the Northern Trust, however, has paid off significantly for the 29-year-old from California. Cantlay switched to the same putter with a sighline on the topline halfway through the start of the playoffs and has since finished T11, 1st, 1st. Cantlay has also recently added a line for short putts to his ball that he can use in combination with the alignment aid on his putter.

  • Cantlay’s sixth PGA Tour win and fourth this season marks the 36th of 50 events for Titleist golf balls in 2020/21 on the world’s largest racetrack. His FedExCup was won for the seventh time this race of the season by a player who has used the Pro V1 or Pro V1x in his 15 years.

QUOTE: “I think it’s really fun. That’s exactly why I play golf. I play golf to be against the best players in the world in these moments. That’s why I train so hard. That’s why I love the game, because it’s this great vehicle for the contest.” – Patrick Cantlay.

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