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Born: 17 March 1992
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, USA
Resides: North Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Major Wins: 0
Euro or PGA Tour Wins: 3
Other Wins: 1
Grass Preference: Unknown
Significant Life Events: No
GBC Wind Performance Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
GBC Pressure Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
Patrick had a decorated amateur career, ranking amateur number 1 for a record 54 weeks and finishing runner up at the US Amateur in 2011. However, he suffered a back injury in 2013 whilst warming up for an event and that would see him only play 6 events between 2014-2017. That period was further
It's to Patrick's credit that he came back in 2017, making 14 appearances without missing a single cut. He also ended the year with a win at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He's since gone on to win twice more on the PGA Tour and is a fixture inside the world's top 20.
Be careful when backing against Patrick in matchbets. Over the past four years, he only missed 5 cuts in his 74 starts between 2017 and 2020.
Patrick turned 29 in March 2021. We may see him start to improve as he heads towards the milestone age of 30.
SG: OFF THE TEE
SG: AROUND THE GREEN
Pressure Performance Analysis
Two shots back at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Patrick fired a 68 to slip from 2nd to 3rd. An acceptable performace.
Began the final round of the American Express 4 shots behind Si Woo Kim. Shot 61 to lose out on a play off by one shot. Kim had to birdie 16 and 17 to beat him. It was the best round of the day by 3 shots and holed a long birdie putt on 18 to give himself a chance.
Patrick trailed by three shots going into the final round at the Zozo Championship. Shot a final round 65 which included nine birdies to win by a shot. Did well to win but was helped by poor final rounds from Justin Thomas and Jon Rahm.
Held a share of the 54 hole lead for the first time in his career at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Missed a 5ft par putt on the first hole which set the tone for the rest of the round and he slumped to a 73, the worst score of anyone in the top 30.
Held the joint 36 hole lead and was two shots behind with a round to go at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Shot a 68 but lost out in a playoff to Kevin Na.
Was a distant 2nd to Justin Thomas with 18 holes to play at the BMW Championship. Did well to shoot a 65 but was a long way off and lost out by three.
Patrick was four shots behind Martin Kaymer at The Memorial. An excellent final round 64 was enough to see him win by 2 shots.
It speaks volumes that Patrick is 0-5 for converting when he has held a 36 hole lead and was very poor when he had a share of the 54 hole lead at the 2020 Shriners. Aa shown at The American Express, he is a massive threat when coming from off the pace, he's not to be trusted when front running. His Golf Betting Club Pressure Performance Rating is set at 3 stars.
Patrick is a player who is capable of staying hot, he has multiple examples of posting consecutive top 10 finishes.
Patrick has an unbelievable record at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Over the last four years his record there is 8-2-2-1 (most recent result first).
Major and WGC Analysis
Patrick is a likely Major winner in future. He has a 3rd place finish at the 2019 US PGA and this may prove to be the event that he is most likely to prosper in. In 2020, his best major finish was 17th at The Masters.
Only played one WGC in 2020, finishing 35th. He has top 10's at the WGC - HSBC Champions, WGC - Mexico Championship and WGC - Bridgestone Invitational in the last few years and should be a matter of time before he claims one.
1-2. Patrick's sole playoff success came at the 2017 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open where he recorded a par to beat Alex Cejka and Whee Kim. Given the nature of opposition in his sole playoff win, he's not one to side with in a playoff scenario.
The Masters, 2020
Q. How much does that win at ZOZO propel your confidence coming into this?
PATRICK CANTLAY: It's always nice to win. I think any time you win, it does wonders for your confidence. I felt like I had been close for a while. Some good stuff was coming, and it did at ZOZO, and hopefully there's still more good to come.