Cantlay hoping for perfect finish

30 August 2021 18:19:21 GMTPlus11
Patrick Cantlay has secured a Ryder Cup debut

Patrick Cantlay is confident of enjoying a better outing at this week's season-ending Tour Championship, having ensured he will make his Ryder Cup debut.

The 29-year-old has vaulted to the top of the FedEx Cup standings as a result of his triumph at the BMW Championship, while he has also secured the sixth and final automatic qualifying spot for the Ryder Cup, which the US are 1.10 to win outright against the 11.00 Europeans.

I'm looking forward to having a better result this year.

Patrick Cantlay

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After he and Bryson DeChambeau ended the tournament on -27, they battled through the first five play-off holes all square, before Cantlay sank a tremendous putt at the sixth extra hole to make birdie and become the first player to win three times on the PGA Tour this season.

The world number four will now start this week's Tour Championship at East Lake with a two-stroke advantage and a fourth win of the campaign would see him crowned FedEx Cup champion for the first time.

Cantlay remains a fan of East Lake

Cantlay will have to improve on his record at East Lake, having recorded finishes of T20-T21-T21 in the 30-man field event, but he is adamant there is better to come from him this week.

"I'll be trying to reset and play the golf tournament like any other golf tournament, just trying to put a bunch of rounds in the 60s on the board," he told the official PGA Tour website.

"I haven't played that well there in the past, that's true, but it's a golf course I like. I like the visuals out there and I'm looking forward to having a better result this year."

Meanwhile, of his upcoming Ryder Cup debut, he added: "It's nice to get in on points, and I'm really looking forward to that whole event.

"I've heard so much about it and watched it growing up. I'm sure it will be everything I've imagined and more."

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