In an amazing play-off, Patrick Cantlay defeats Bryson DeChambeau to win the BMW Championship.
Patrick Cantlay won the BMW Championship by a single stroke against Bryson DeChambeau in a six-hole playoff.
On a dramatic closing day at Caves Valley, Patrick Cantlay won his third PGA Tour victory of the season after winning the BMW Championship in an incredible six-hole play-off.
With the win, the world number 10 rises to the top of the FedEx Cup rankings heading into the Tour Championship next week.
After starting the day on 21-under-par, the two leaders, DeChambeau and Cantlay, traded birdies during a thrilling final round fight, but it was the latter who would emerge victorious after a six-hole playoff.
The leading couple, without a doubt, play their game in different ways, but both are effective. Cantlay’s conservative, but consistent genius came out on top in Maryland, despite DeChambeau’s scientific strength and flair revolutionizing the sport.
Both players got off to a great start in their final rounds, making birdies on the first and second holes, but it was Cantlay who struck first, taking the lead with another birdie on the second.
After another pair of back-to-back birdies on holes four and five, the world number 10 had stretched his advantage to two. The final hole on the front nine, though, would prove to be a game changer, with Cantlay making bogey and DeChambeau making birdie to tie things up at the top.
Bryson, in usual manner, had a box office start to the back nine, birdieing three holes in a row at nine, ten, and eleven, while Cantlay could only find two in that time, putting the world number six in a solo lead.
With four holes to play, the American pairs duel was turning into one of the great FedEx Cup play-off Sundays, as the guy in second, Cantlay, quickly fought back by birdieing the par four 14th to reclaim a share of the lead.
DeChambeau, who is known for his strength and power, almost doubt wanted to take advantage of the par fives found throughout Caves Valley, and the final one on the card, the 16th, is where he recovered his outright lead.
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