PGA Tour: Patrick Cantlay defends BMW Championship title to bolster FedExCup hopes | Golf News


Scottie Scheffler leads the FedExCup standings after a third tie alongside Xander Schauffele; Patrick Cantlay second before the Tour Championship after an impressive victory in Delaware

Last update: 21/08/22 23:35

Patrick Cantlay successfully defended his BMW Championship title

Patrick Cantlay bolstered his hopes for back-to-back FedExCup wins after picking up a one-shot win and successful title defense at the BMW Championship.

The world No. 4 posted an under-69 score in a thrilling final at Wilmington Country Club, with a birdie on his penultimate hole and enough closing par to see him finish a clear shot on the veteran of the PGA Tour Scott Stallings.

The win sees Cantlay become the fifth player this season to successfully defend a PGA Tour title and lifts him to second place in the FedExCup standings ahead of the season-ending Tour Championship, an event he won there. 12 months ago.

Patrick Cantlay played alongside Xander Schauffele on the final day at Delaware

Patrick Cantlay played alongside Xander Schauffele on the final day at Delaware

Stallings narrowly missed out on a first win since 2014 but slipped from 46th to 12th in the season standings, saving him a last-minute invitation to East Lake, where world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler moved up topped the FedExCup standings after finishing tied. third with Xander Schauffele.

Starting a front, Cantlay opened with back-to-back pars and found himself in a share of the lead when Stallings – playing in the front group – took advantage of the par-five third, only for the defending FedExCup champion at the holeshot. 20 feet on the fourth and tack back ahead.

The advantage briefly became two until Stallings canceled out a missed eight-foot save in the fifth by birdie tapping in the next, while Cantlay failed to get up and down from the rough in the eighth to bogey and to leave them. tied at the turn.

Cantlay missed from 10ft to save par in the 10th and briefly fell two behind when Stallings hit the pin with his approach in the 11th and set up a 10ft birdie, but the world No. 4 also answered to birdie the same hole and pull level at Stallings when he threw three putts from the fringe on the 13th.

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Stallings temporarily got ahead with a two-putt birdie at the next par five, where Cantlay also went down two 80-footers to 13 under, while three birdies in a four-hole stretch from 13 by Scheffler raised it. in one of the lead.

Scheffler’s slim hopes were dashed when he missed three feet and bogeyed the last to return to 11 under, as Stallings put each of his last four holes twice – including nine feet on the last par four – to set the club’s target at 13 under.

Scott Stallings is a three-time PGA Tour winner but winless since 2014

Scott Stallings is a three-time PGA Tour winner but winless since 2014

Cantlay took advantage of a lucky break from the 17th tee to kick a six-foot inside wedge and give him a one-shot lead on the final par four, where he nearly broke through 50 feet and left a tap- in par to secure an eighth PGA Tour title.

Schauffele posted a par-level 71 to finish two strokes back, while KH Lee and Adam Scott finished tied for fifth, saw them finish alongside Corey Conners under 10 and also secured them an entry late into next week’s season finale in Atlanta.

Viktor Hovland hits a hole-in-one during the final round of the BMW Championship at Wilmington Country Club.

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Viktor Hovland hits a hole-in-one during the final round of the BMW Championship at Wilmington Country Club.

Viktor Hovland hits a hole-in-one during the final round of the BMW Championship at Wilmington Country Club.

Rory McIlroy birdied his last three holes to finish in a share of eighth also containing Jon Rahm, while a tied 12th and Shane Lowry’s final round 68 saw him finish the season in 31st place for see him miss out on a tour championship. square.

Viktor Hovland fired a hole-in-one at par three seconds en route to a round of Round 65, as Collin Morikawa followed up a four-putt double bogey on the 11th racking up a quintuple bogey at the next par-five – the worst hole of his PGA Tour career – to close out a 79 finish.

Who will win the FedExCup? Watch the season-ending Tour Championship live all week on Sky Sports. Live coverage begins Thursday from 5.30pm on Sky Sports Golf.

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