|Patrick Cantlay Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||March 17, 1992|
Patrick Cantlay is an American professional golfer who has primarily plied his trade on the PGA (Professional Golfers’ Association) Tour (the main professional golf tour in the United States and North America). On the PGA Tour, as of May 2023, he had won the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open (November 2017), The Memorial Tournament (June 2019), the Zozo Championship (October 2020), The Memorial Tournament (June 2021), the BMW Championship (August 2021), The Tour Championship (September 2021), Zurich Classic of New Orleans (April 2022), and the BMW Championship (August 2022). For his performances in the 2020-21 season, Patrick won the ‘PGA Tour Player of the Year’ award. He has also previously competed on the European Tour (the leading men’s professional golf tour in Europe). As of May 2023, his best performance at a major championship was a 3rd place (tied) finish at the 2019 edition of the PGA Championship. As of May 2023, Patrick’s best performance at a WGC (World Golf Championship) event was a 6th-place finish (tied) at both the 2019 WGC-Mexico Championship and the 2018 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Patrick achieved a peak ranking of 3 in January 2022 in the Official World Golf Ranking charts. At the amateur level, he won The Arnold Palmer Cup (an annual team golf competition for college/university golfers which, since 2018, has been contested between a United States team and an international team representing the rest of the world) in 2011.
Patty Ice, Sheldon
Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Jupiter, Palm Beach County, Florida, United States
Patrick had attended the Servite High School, a private, Catholic, all-boys college preparatory school in Anaheim, California. After his high school graduation, he joined The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), a public land-grant research university in Los Angeles. In June 2012, he decided to forgo his final 2 years of college eligibility to turn professional.
- Father – Steve Cantlay
- Mother – Colleen Cantlay
- Siblings – Nick Cantlay (Younger Brother) (Golfer), Jack Cantlay (Younger Brother) (Golfer), Caroline Cantlay (Younger Sister) (Golfer)
In 2023, Patrick Cantlay had a net worth of approximately $24 million according to Sportskeeda.
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
73 kg or 161 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Patrick has dated –
- Nikki Guidish (2021-Present) – Patrick went public about his relationship with his long-time girlfriend, former model, and doctor Nicole Julianne Guidish aka Nikki Guidish in June 2021 at The Memorial Tournament – a golf tournament held annually in June (since 1976) in Dublin, Ohio, United States. The couple got engaged on September 3, 2022, during a trip to Napa, California.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of American descent.
- Toned physique
- Short-cropped, side-parted hair
- Often sports a light stubble
- Cheerful smile
He has been sponsored by –
- Goldman Sachs (American investment bank and financial services company)
- DeWalt Industrial Tool Company (an American manufacturer of power/hand tools)
- Delta Air Lines (one of the major airlines of the United States)
- Cisco Systems, Inc. (American digital communications technology corporation)
- ADP Inc. (American provider of human resources management software and services)
- Hugo Boss AG (German fashion brand and fashion house)
- B. Draddy (American sports and casual apparel brand)
- Titleist (American golf equipment brand)
- SuperStroke (American golf equipment brand)
- FootJoy (American golf equipment, footwear, and apparel brand)
- Zero Restriction (American sports apparel brand)
- Full Swing (an American company that builds sports virtualization hardware and software)
- NetJets Inc. (an American company that sells fractional ownership shares in private business jets)
- Lexus (the luxury vehicle division of Toyota Motor Corporation, a Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer)
Patrick Cantlay Facts
- A child prodigy, Patrick began playing golf when he was about 3 years old. During his senior year in high school, he won the California State High School Championship.
- During his university freshman year, he won 4 tournaments and was honored with the ‘Haskins Award’ in 2011. The award has been presented annually, since 1971, to the most outstanding collegiate golfer in the United States.
- Patrick was also named, by the GCAA (Golf Coaches Association of America – a non-profit, professional association of men’s collegiate golf coaches), the ‘Division I Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year.’ Jack, a retired American professional golfer and golf course designer, is widely considered to be one of the greatest golfers of all time.
- In June 2011, he shot the then-lowest round by an amateur in PGA Tour history when he registered a course record score (60) at an event called the Travelers Championship.
- For his performances in 2011, Patrick also won the ‘Phil Mickelson Award’ as the ‘GCAA National Freshman of the Year’. Besides, he was named the ‘Pac-10 Player of the Year’ as well as the ‘Pac-10 Freshman of the Year’. The Pac-10 Conference (known as the Pac-12 Conference since 2011) is a collegiate athletic conference that operates in the Western United States.
- Patrick was awarded the ‘Mark H. McCormack Medal’ – presented annually, since 2007, to the leading player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking after the last elite event of the season – at the end of the 2011 season.
- This award (named after American lawyer, sports agent, and writer Mark Hume McCormack who was the founder and chairman of IMG (International Management Group), a renowned sports talent management organization) earned Patrick an invitation to the 2012 edition of The Open Championship (the oldest golf tournament in the world and one of the most prestigious, it is one of the 4 men’s major golf tournaments – the others being The Masters Tournament, the PGA Championship, and the U.S. Open).
- By June 2012, Patrick had held the number 1 spot in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for 54 consecutive weeks and 55 weeks overall. The same month, he decided to turn professional which meant that he forfeited his spot at the 2012 edition of The Open Championship.
- In 2012, he was honored with the ‘Ben Hogan Award’ – presented annually, since 1990, by Friends of Golf (an American organization that supports scholastic golfers with resources and golf equipment) and the Golf Coaches Association of America to the best college golf player in the United States. The award is named after William Ben Hogan, an American professional golfer who is widely considered to be one of the greatest players in the history of the sport.
- In February 2016, his caddie Chris Roth was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Newport Beach, California. Patrick and Chris had been high school teammates and Chris had caddied for Patrick in both his amateur and professional career.
- In both 2019 and 2022, he won the Presidents Cup, a biennial series of men’s golf matches between a team representing the United States and a team representing the rest of the world minus Europe.
- In 2019, he established ‘The Patrick Cantlay Foundation’ to promote golf at the junior level as well as advocate on behalf of first responders (a term used in the United States to refer to people responsible for assisting immediately on the scene of an accident or emergency).
- In 2021, he won the prestigious Ryder Cup (a biennial men’s golf competition between teams from Europe and the United States). He won 3 and tied 1 of the 4 matches that he played during the tournament.
- In 2022, Patrick’s alma mater, The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), inducted him into the ‘UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame’.
- One of his nicknames, Sheldon, was given to him because he used to answer certain questions in press conferences even before they were completed – reminding fans and reporters of Sheldon, an eccentric character with similar behavior on the popular American TV sitcom titled The Big Bang Theory. Another nickname of his, Patty Ice, refers to his strong focus and temperament.
- Patrick’s hobbies/interests include playing card games, watching movies, playing table tennis, and reading.
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