Really didn't want to stoke the flames today and I honestly don't have a problem with Cantlay winning, but what the hell...
Cantlay majors: 43rd-17th-MC-23rd-15th-MC
Rahm majors: 23rd-7th-5th-8th-1st-3rd
Not only did Rahm win one, he finished higher than Cantlay at all six.
Top-ranked amateur turned Player of the Year.
@Patrick_Cantlay endured heartbreaking lows in his climb to the top.
A satisfying end to the super season 🧊⏳🎨
@Patrick_Cantlay’s Player of the Year run was a work of art.
Rahm won three tournaments and got credit for one. Cantlay won two tournaments and got credit for four. Normal sport.
.@Patrick_Cantlay has been named PGA Tour Player of the Year, as voted on by his peers. 💯
More on the award and his impressive season: https://t.co/Y0xdeUCvpp
If Rahm and Cantlay aren’t facing each other in all five Ryder Cup sessions what are we even doing here
After a four-win season including back-to-back victories in the #FedExCup Playoffs, @Patrick_Cantlay is named Player of the Year. https://t.co/hA06sgo4Es
Patrick Cantlay wins POY. Really thought the players would vote Jon Rahm, but four wins — including the last two, when nobody else had more than two all season — spoke volumes. Well deserved from Cantlay. More big trophies coming for him very soon.
Dammit. I told you guys I didn't want to do this.
Fine. For the "it's about more than majors" crowd:
Rahm was 13-3-1 head-to-head vs. Cantlay. He shot a lower score than him in relation to par in two of Cantlay's wins. And he dominated almost all major statistical categories.
Cantlay and Rahm played in the same tournament 17 times this season. Rahm finished ahead of him in 13 of those, including all six majors and the Players.
Cantlay finished ahead of Rahm three times (one of them was the Memorial!), and one was a MC for both.
Cagada monumental!! Cantlay, ni un grande. Y si, 4 victorias, de las cuales una fue el Memorial donde Rahm fue DQ por Covid liderando por 6 golpes y la otra el Tour Champ donde Jon y Na hicieron menos golpes! https://t.co/nymjuB5Nkd
Patrick Cantlay is the PGA Tour’s player of the year? Really? Am I dreaming? 🤷♂️ #itwasrahm
Lots of chatter about Cantlay/Rahm POY.
While Rahm is my pick for POY, I enjoyed Finau's win more than anything else this season.
Not taking anything from Cantlay, but Rahm should've been POY. Yes, PC won FEC and had more wins than anyone, but..
- 1 win was when Rahm WD with 6 shot lead
- 1 win was when BDC couldn't make 1 of 5 putts
- 1 win (Tour Champ) wasn't a win, except for format
But I'm not a voter
hes no less deserving than Cantlay is my point, and Cantlays putrid major performance needs to hold equal or more weight than winning a manufactured playoff with a ridiculous points and scoring system.
But of course in the Tour's eyes Cantlay did win the Tour Championship. It's pretty clear that the Tour wants the FedEx Cup champ to be Player of the Year every year. And it's 3-for-3 in that regard since the staggered start.
Cantlay over Rahm?
Good to see that PGA Tour pros occasionally make double-bogeys off the course as well.
Did you know that Rahm finished on top of Cantlay 12 out of 14 times? In every major, in every WGC, in the TPC…, Rahm outplayed Cantlay. The BMW was the only tournament where Patrick finished ahead. 🤷🏻♂️
Len 🎯 with this take. The Tour not unhappy that the FedEX Cup champ wins POTY. I'm not saying Rahm had a Tiger-like year, but he had a better year than Cantlay & his dubious 4 wins. Also 5 Missed Cuts. Guessing most MCs for POTY since Wayne Levi had 4 wins, 6 MCs in 1990 https://t.co/5BjmNxTE2V
Patrick Cantlay didn't deserve Player of the Year.
But if you're surprised he won, you just haven't been paying attention to how the still-stodgy PGA Tour operates. They've set up the WHOLE system for the FedEx Cup playoffs to mean EVERYTHING, even ALTERING THE SCORES.
@RobertDDamron @TuckerBlanc @RyanLavnerGC
Nothing is equal to a major, either it is a major or it’s not, Cantlay has been superb as has Rahm , memorial would of been his and years stats prove who’s been the real No1 , but FedEx equal to a major 😂
After being voted by his peers as this season's PGA Tour Player of the Year, Patrick Cantlay is now looking forward to his first pro team event on home soil at next week's Ryder Cup
#pgatour #rydercup #patrickcantlay