PGA Tour: Patrick Cantlay defends BMW title to bolster FedExCup hopes | Golf News
Scottie Scheffler leads the FedExCup leaderboard after finishing in third place alongside Xander Schauffele; Patrick Cantlay enters Tour Championship for second time after impressive win in Delaware
Last Updated: Aug 21, 22 11:35 pm
Patrick Cantlay bolsters his hopes of a consecutive FedExCup victory after winning a single shot and successfully defending his title at the BMW Championship.
The world number 4 hit two under 69 in the thrilling final at Wilmington Country Club, with a birdie on the penultimate hole and finishing with enough points for him to finish the shot ahead of veteran Scott Stallings. of the PGA Tour.
The win makes Cantlay the fifth player this season to successfully defend a title on the PGA Tour and lifts him up to second in the FedExCup standings to advance to the season-ending Tour Championship, which he won 12 months ago.
Stallings nearly missed his first win since 2014 but jumped from 46th to 12th in the all-season standings, placing him with a last-minute invitation to East Lake, where World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler rose to the top of the FedExCup rankings after finishing a third- draw with Xander Schauffele.
Starting with a goal, Cantlay opened with backstroke analysis and found himself in the lead as Stallings – who were playing in the lead – took the advantage in the par five third, only to leave home. The defending champion FedExCup conceded a 20-footer on the fourth edge and forward edge.
The short-lived advantage turned into two until Stallings canceled out an eight-foot save in the fifth minute by hitting the ball on the next table, while Cantlay couldn’t. Stand up and down from the void at the eighth minute to make bogey and leave them. tied in turn.
Cantlay missed from 10 feet to save par on the 10th table and quickly fell two behind when Stallings hit the pin with his approach on 11 and set up a 10 foot birdie, but number 4 The world also reciprocates the same birdie hole and pull. leveled into Stallings when he threw three from the edge in 13th place.
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Stallings temporarily took the lead with a birdie of two putts on par 5 next, where Cantlay also dropped two from 80 feet to move down 13, while three birdies in a four-hole stretch from his 13th game. Scheffler lifted him up. in one of the leading.
Scheffler’s slim hopes were over when he slipped from three meters and tricked his final shot into a bottom eleven, as Stallings hit twice on each of his last four holes – including from the lows. nine meters tall at the final match – to set the clubhouse goal in the bottom 13.
Cantlay took a lucky chance at the 17th tee to hurl a wedge six feet inside and give him a one-shot lead to the final in the final game, where he nearly moved. from 50 feet and leave a par touch. to win an eighth PGA Tour title.
Schauffele registered a 71st tie to finish two strokes back, while a fifth-place finish for KH Lee and Adam Scott saw them finish with Corey Conners over 10 under and also secure them in. end of the season next week in Atlanta.
Rory McIlroy caught his last three holes to finish in eighth also featuring Jon Rahm, while a 12th finish and 68th round finalist from Shane Lowry helped him finish the season in 31st place to prove himself. ant he missed the Tour Championship place.
Viktor Hovland shot a hole in one in the third second on his way to round one on day 65, as Collin Morikawa followed a four-doubles bogey in the 11th minute by winning a treble. on the next par-5 – the worst hole of his PGA Tour career – to close game 79 overall.
Who will win the FedExCup? Watch the End of Season Championships all week live on Sky Sports. The live broadcast begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday on Sky Sports Golf.
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