Patrick Cantlay wins a BMW Championship in an epic playoff.

  • Patrick Cantlay (USA, 261 strokes) wins a penultimate PGA
    TOUR Playoff contest to pierce to a tip of a FedExCup
    rankings forward of a deteriorate finale.
  • A birdie during a sixth additional hole saw Cantlay overcome his
    compatriot Bryson DeChambeau. The dual had been sealed in a
    stirring duel for 24 holes in a final round.
  • More than 100,000 golf fans suffer a 15th anniversary of
    a BMW Championship, that took place during a Caves Valley Golf
    Club (Owing Mills, Baltimore area) for a initial time.
  • Collin Morikawa, Dustin Johnson, DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka,
    Justin Thomas and Cantlay validate for Ryder Cup Team USA.

Baltimore/Munich. After an fascinating final turn duel with
Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Cantlay has cumulative a prestigious BMW
Championship 2021 pretension and his initial Playoff victory. Victory had
to be motionless in a playoff, after both tied on a sum measure of -27
– a lowest winning measure to standard in a story of a tournament.
DeChambeau was incompetent to compare Cantlay’s birdie during a sixth extra
hole, carrying upheld adult several good opportunities to explain a win
during a playoff.

“On interest of everybody during BMW, I’d like to honour Patrick
Cantlay on winning a 2021 BMW Championship, and contend appreciate we to
everybody who worked so tough to make this eventuality a success,” pronounced Oliver
Zipse, Chairman of a Board of Management of BMW AG. “We during BMW have
prolonged deliberate a U.S. to be a second home, and this eventuality is an
critical partial of what we do – over portion as a inhabitant platform
for a code and products, it also provides an eventuality to raise
income for a Evans Scholars Foundation.”

Cantlay and DeChambeau, who played together in a final organisation on
Sunday, fast pulled divided from a margin to put on a duel that
seemed some-more like matchplay. With Cantlay one cadence behind during the
17th, it seemed that a outcome had been motionless when he landed his
expostulate in a water. However, DeChambeau usually available a spook after a
chip shot went wrong, permitting Cantlay to stay in a using with a
spook of his own. Cantlay afterwards kept his sporting chances alive,
falling a 21 yards on a 18th immature while his opposition missed from much
closer in.

This settlement was set to continue in a playoff: DeChambeau put on a
shining arrangement with a motorist and his manacles and on several
occasions he was presented with an easier putt to explain feat – but
he valid incompetent to penetrate them, while Cantlay got himself out of a
parsimonious mark some-more than once with severe putts. The wilful moment
came during a sixth additional hole for Cantlay, who had been by distant the
strongest actor on a greens via a week.

South Korea’s Sungjai Im claimed third place, 4 strokes back
(-23), forward of Rory McIlroy (NIR, -22) and Erik von Rooyen (RSA,
-21). Sixth place was common by Dustin Johnson (USA) and Sergio García
(ESP, both – 20), who are coming tip form only in time for the
PGA TOUR Final and a Ryder Cup after intermediate seasons.

All deduction from a BMW Championship advantage a Evans Scholars
Foundation (ESF) and a goal of awarding full fee and housing
college scholarships to caddies who would differently not be means to
means to study. The BMW Championship has contributed some-more than 36
million dollars to a substructure given a contest debuted in
2007. The final sum for a 2021 contest will be distributed in
around a week’s time. Alongside a sheet sales, a income from the
Pro-Am contest also creates an critical contribution. This year’s
Pro-Am eventuality featured 23-time Olympic swimming champion Michael
Phelps, rapper Macklemore (both USA) and star photographer Paul Ripke
(GER) on a tee.

The BMW Championship represented a final eventuality for US golfers
to measure points for a Ryder Cup. The initial 6 players in captain
Steve Stricker’s patrol have now been confirmed: Collin Morikawa,
Dustin Johnson, Bryson de Chambeau, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas and
Patrick Cantlay. Stricker will call adult another 6 furious label entrants
after a TOUR Championship. Qualification for a Ryder Cup Team
Europe will finish after a BMW PGA Championship (Wentworth Club, 9th to
12th September).