Wilmington, DE – The second leg of the 2022 FedEx Cup playoff event has concluded as Patrick Cantlay emerges victorious for his second win this year and second time winning the BMW. Cantlay finished with two birdies in his final five holes to beat out Scott Stallings by one stroke.
The FedEx Cup playoffs are a tense few weeks as each week cuts down the field to a smaller and smaller number of players. Play well and move on or you go home for the 2022 season. The playoffs also have playing status implications for players that don’t already have exemptions for the 2023 season. On top of all that, there are large sums of money to top finishers. There’s extra pressure and that’s how you know Patrick Cantlay is one of the best at handling it.
Patrick who also won the BMW in 2021 held the 54-hole lead and played alongside Xander Schauffele who was just one back going into the final round. Xander managed a couple birdies on the front nine but wasn’t able to avoid bogeys that netted him out at even par 35. Patrick also managed to go out in even par 35 but the back nine was a different story.
Scott Stallings was a group ahead of Cantlay and dropped a few putts on his back nine to get a share of lead alongside Patrick. Scott’s birdies at 11 and 14 pushed him to 13 under par. Unfortunately for Scott, that’s as far as he would get. Xander also stalled out and made 9 straight pars on the back nine to seal his score at 11 under par. Coming down the stretch, Patrick managed a birdie on 17 that got him into the solo lead at 14 under par. After working around finding a fairway bunker on his 72nd hole, Cantlay made par for the win.
Next week, the PGA tour heads down to Atlanta for the conclusion of the FedEx up at the Tour Championship.
Patrick Cantlay’s What’s In The Bag:
3 Wood: Titleist 915F (15°) / Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 70 TX
7 Wood: Titleist TS2 (21°) / Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 80 TX
Irons: Titleist 718 AP2 (4-9) / True Temper Dynamic Gold 120 Tour Issue X100
Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5 Prototype
Ball: Titleist ProV1x