In what many could have predicted, after he edged out Rahm by a single shot at the Tour Championship, claiming a $15m bonus just a week after cementing his place in the US Ryder Cup team with his win at the BMW Championship, Patrick Cantlay has been named the PGA Tour Player of the Year. The Tour title was his 3rd win in 10 months and he beat out Jon Rahm, Collin Morikawa, Bryson DeChambeau, and Harris English for the POY award.
PGA Tour commissioner, Jay Monahan, said: "On behalf of the PGA Tour, I would like to congratulate Patrick Cantlay on being honored as the 2021 PGA Tour Player of the Year. Receiving this award through a member vote reflects the respect his peers have for Patrick. His play throughout 2020-21 was phenomenal, and in stepping up to win consecutive FedExCup Playoffs events and the FedExCup, Patrick was at his best when it mattered most in our season."
PGA TOUR on Twitter: "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 / Twitter"
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
~Michael Patrick Day, Irish Proud & 12oz Sports Writer