Cantlay voted 2021 PGA TOUR Player of the Year

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Patrick Cantlay has been voted Player of the Year for the 2021 season, the PGA TOUR announced Tuesday.

Cantlay edged out Bryson DeChambeau, Harris English, Collin Morikawa, and Jon Rahm to earn the honor for the first time in his career.

"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," commissioner Jay Monahan said. "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 FedEx Cup Playoffs events and the FedEx Cup, Patrick was at his best when it mattered most in our season."

Cantlay claimed four wins this season, highlighted by dramatic back-to-back victories at the BMW Championship and TOUR Championship to close out the year.

The last player with four or more victories in a season was Justin Thomas in 2016-17.

Rahm was named PGA of America Player of the Year last week. The separate award is a points-based system.

Cantlay voted 2021 PGA TOUR Player of the Year
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