Patrick Cantlay, 2021 PGA TOUR Player of the Year, reflects on his success in the 2020-2021 season and how he overcame injury and challenges to make a comeback in the world of professional golf.
On his wins during the 2020-2021 season: "I think taking a step back – the run from winning the playoff in BMW, then maintaining the lead and winning at the Tour Championship, the anticipation for the Ryder Cup and then being able to play really well in the Ryder Cup and be on the winning team – when I think about all that compiled together, it’s really satisfying because it’s everything you dream about growing up…I find it very rare when your expectations meet reality…and it was a month of expectations meeting reality…so it was awesome to be a part of."
On what excites him about 2022: "The major championship venues this year are off the charts. St Andrews for the British Open. I mean that’s – circle that one as one I’m really looking forward to. It’s the home of golf, with all the history. If you could win, if there’s a tournament you wanted to win that wasn’t the Masters, it would be maybe the British Open at St. Andrews. And maybe the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach."
This episode was recorded on December 8, 2021.