After the bizarre scenes of Saturday at Muirfield Village, when Jon Rahm was forced to withdraw following a positive COIVD test, Patrick Cantlay emerged victorious. Here is what two-time winner at Jack’s place had in the bag.
WINNING SCORE: 13-under-par, 275.
DRIVER: Titleist TS3 with 9.5˚ loft, fitted with Mitsubishi Chemical Diamana ZF 70 TX shaft.
3 WOOD: Titleist 915F with 15˚ loft, with Mitsubishi Chemical Diamana ZF 70 TX shaft.
HYBRID: Titleist 816 H2 with 21˚ loft, with Fujikura Ventus Black 10 X shaft.
IRONS: Titleist 718 AP2 (4-iron to 9-iron), with True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 Tour Issue X100 shafts.
WEDGES: Titleist Vokey Design SM7 (46˚-10˚ F Grinds, 52˚-08˚ F Grind & 56˚-08˚ M Grind) and Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (61˚), with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S300 shafts.
PUTTER: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.
BALL: Titleist Pro V1x.
- Among the best ball strikers on the PGA Tour, when Cantlay finds some form with the putter he is always a chance of being in contention. And that was just the case this week. The American found 75 percent of the greens in regulation at Muirfield Village this week to lead the category, his Titleist irons dating back to 2017. One of the players at the top of the game who sticks with what works, Cantlay currently carries a driver, 3-wood, hybrid, iron set and the majority of his wedges that have been replace with newer models. His lob wedge and putter the only two new model clubs in his bag.
Interestingly, as one of the best iron players in the game, Cantlay uses lighter shafts in his irons and woods than most players. His 120 gram iron shafts about 10 grams lighter than what many of his fellow players opt for (although lighter shafts are gaining popularity) and his choice of Dynamic Gold’s S300 shaft in his wedges a very rare option on the PGA Tour.
Using almost the exact same bag setup as he did when he won in late 2020 at the ZOZO Championship, Cantlay has opted for a new shaft in his hybrid (the popular Ventus Black) but more importantly has once again made a putter change that helped him improve on the greens and capture his fourth PGA Tour win. Having stuck with a traditional blade styled Newport 2 putter for his early years on Tour, Cantlay went to a longer and heavier version of the same model before his ZOZO win, but has experimented with numerous putters so far this year. At one time testing an Odyssey 2-Ball the 29-year-old inserted a Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5 mallet putter at the recent Wells Fargo that helped him win a second Memorial Tournament. The putter features no alignment lines on the topline or body and is part of Titleist’s latest putter release.
A two-time winner for the season Cantlay keeps Titleist’s strong run in 2021 going, his victory the 17th from 24 events on the PGA Tour so far this year.
QUOTE: "There's maybe a little hint of something I can't quite put my finger on, but I mean, the emotions I feel out there and the focus that it took today was just as any other tournament.” – Patrick Cantlay.