Patrick Cantlay says he kept in his own world to win the BMW Championship in dramatic fashion.
During his spectacular play-off win at the BMW Championship, Patrick Cantlay avoided being caught up in the Caves Valley drama.
Patrick Cantlay said he stayed in his own little universe as he battled through an electrifying environment at Caves Valley to defeat Bryson DeChambeau in a dramatic six-hole play-off.
Cantlay and DeChambeau returned to the 18th tee to battle it out in a play-off that would last an impressive six holes after the two were unable to be separated on 27-under-par for the event following a spectacular Sunday of Championship golf.
The six-hole shootout in Maryland produced one of the most electrifying atmospheres in recent golfing history, with galleries crammed onto both the 17th and 18th holes to watch the action.
In recent years, vibrant galleries have become a staple of DeChambeau’s game, as it appears that wherever the 27-year-old goes, fans follow. The calm and collected Cantlay, on the other hand, kept his cool when it mattered to win his first FedEx Cup play-off.
“It was the same as it had been all week, I tried to stay in my own little world,” the five-time Tour winner said of how he endured in the tumultuous environment. I was asked by one of the reporters earlier this week if we were going to get to 30-under. I didn’t believe it, but it sure seemed that way today.”
After drilling a spectacular 20-foot putt for birdie on the 18th green, the 29-year-old would finally win on the sixth play-off hole, before DeChambeau would miss his 12-footer to end one of the most dramatic confrontations in PGA Tour history.
As a result, the American acknowledged that concentration was crucial in rolling in his winning stroke, saying, “I’m just as focused as I can be.” If I appear like I do, it’s because I’m locked in and concentrated, as I was today.”
There’s no doubt that galleries flocked to Caves Valley on Sunday to see DeChambeau put on his usual box office display during the final round of a Tour event.
However, as the conflict progressed, it was evident that Cantlay was gaining a lot of support of his own, which he appreciated. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”