BMW Championship R4

Patrick Cantlay wins in 6th playoff hole

BMW Championship 2021 R4
August 26-29
Caves Valley Golf Club, Owings Mills, Maryland
$9,500,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

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Patrick Cantlay made an 18-foot birdie putt at the sixth extra hole to win the BMW Championship on Sunday.

“I played really well all week. At the beginning of the week I didn’t realize it would take that many under par to just force a playoff. But I hit a lot of good shots today, and it was just enough.”


BMW Championship 2021 R4

Cantlay has now won three times this season, the only player to do so, and moves to the top of the FedEx Cup standings and has a two-shot lead in the Tour Championship. He also gets the final automatic place on the U.S. Ryder Cup team.

Americans Cantlay and DeChambeau, who were tied in the lead overnight and playing together, both signed for final round 66s. DeChambeau looked set to win after taking a one shot lead at the 16th, especially as Cantlay found the water at the 17th and bogeyed the hole. But DeChambeau also bogeyed and could only par the final hole while Cantlay made birdie setting up the playoff.


BMW Championship 2021 R4

“It was a grind,” said Cantlay. “It was way more holes than I thought I was going to play today, but it was more of what we’ve seen all week. The golf course was easy, so you needed to make a bunch of putts and make a bunch of birdies, and I did.”

Both finished at 27-under 261, a difficult score for DeChambeau as no one shooting that score had ever lost on Tour previously.


BMW Championship 2021 R4

South Korea’s Sungjae Im came third at 23-under after a final round 67 followed by Rory McIlroy who also shot 67 for fourth place one shot further behind.

“It’s been a good week,” said McIlroy. “A lot more encouraging than last week at the Northern Trust. Played better. I got off to a better start. I think that’s the thing, as well; Pete Cowan has always been on me about if you start tournaments well, you’ll do well. It was nice to play a good first round this week and sort of build off of that and not really be trying to play catch-up all the time.


BMW Championship 2021 R4

“But yeah, it was a really good week. I hit the ball well. I putted better with the old putter back in the bag.

“All I wanted to do was get to East Lake next week, and it’s nice that I’ve moved up a few spots, as well, and probably start a couple of shots closer to the leader.”


BMW Championship 2021 R4

South African Erik van Rooyen, who was 139th in the standings three week ago before winning the Barracuda Championship and finishing T7 at last week’s the Northern Trust, finishes fifth this week with a final round 65 to reach 21-under. He moves up to 27th in the standings enabling him to go to the Tour Championship.

“It’s my first full year on the PGA TOUR, and it was a goal of mine to get there,” said van Rooryen/ “Like we just said, six weeks ago or so I wasn’t even sniffing it. Just really proud of myself.”


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BMW Championship 2021 R4

Sergio Garcia finished tied for sixth place alongside Dustin Johnson and moves into the top 30 in the standings qualifying him for the Tour Championship for the first time since 2017.

“It’s very exciting, ” said Garcia. “Obviously after last week I put myself in a difficult spot, but showed a lot of guts this week. Played some great golf.”


Playoff
Course Hole
18
18
17
18
17
18
Par
4
4
3
4
3
4
Patrick Cantlay W
4
4
3
4
2
3
Bryson DeChambeau
4
4
3
4
2

BMW Championship 2021 R4

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Patrick Cantlay
-27
66
63
66
66
261
2
Bryson DeChambeau
-27
68
60
67
66
261
3
Sungjae Im
-23
67
65
66
67
265
4
Rory McIlroy
-22
64
70
65
67
266
5
Erik van Rooyen
-21
67
68
67
65
267
T6
Sergio Garcia
-20
65
67
67
69
268
T6
Dustin Johnson
-20
67
70
65
66
268
8
Sam Burns
-19
64
70
65
70
269
T9
Abraham Ancer
-18
66
67
66
71
270
T9
Alex Noren
-18
71
66
67
66
270
T9
Jon Rahm
-18
64
66
70
70
270
T12
K.H. Lee
-17
69
69
66
67
271
T12
Webb Simpson
-17
67
72
66
66
271
T12
Harold Varner III
-17
67
70
69
65
271
T15
Tony Finau
-16
67
72
70
63
272
T15
Jason Kokrak
-16
73
68
65
66
272
T17
Viktor Hovland
-15
70
69
68
66
273
T17
Kevin Na
-15
72
65
69
67
273
T17
Charl Schwartzel
-15
71
66
68
68
273
T17
Hudson Swafford
-15
67
66
68
72
273
T17
Aaron Wise
-15
69
66
71
67
273
T22
Corey Conners
-14
70
70
69
65
274
T22
Brooks Koepka
-14
70
67
69
68
274
T22
Scottie Scheffler
-14
73
66
68
67
274
T22
Justin Thomas
-14
68
71
69
66
274
T26
Daniel Berger
-13
68
71
70
66
275
T26
Harris English
-13
69
70
71
65
275
T26
Shane Lowry
-13
71
68
71
65
275
T29
Cam Davis
-12
73
67
67
69
276
T29
Brian Harman
-12
69
69
70
68
276
T29
Si Woo Kim
-12
74
71
65
66
276
T29
Sebastián Muñoz
-12
67
68
72
69
276
T29
Joaquin Niemann
-12
68
74
68
66
276
T34
Patton Kizzire
-11
69
72
68
68
277
T34
Cameron Smith
-11
68
72
69
68
277
T34
Jordan Spieth
-11
71
70
70
66
277
T34
Lee Westwood
-11
71
70
67
69
277
T38
Paul Casey
-10
68
68
70
72
278
T38
Stewart Cink
-10
69
74
66
69
278
T38
Lucas Glover
-10
68
67
73
70
278
T38
Harry Higgs
-10
72
67
71
68
278
T38
Charley Hoffman
-10
69
71
68
70
278
T38
Matt Jones
-10
69
70
71
68
278
T38
Louis Oosthuizen
-10
71
74
64
69
278
T38
Jhonattan Vegas
-10
69
70
72
67
278
T46
Emiliano Grillo
-9
67
73
73
66
279
T46
Hideki Matsuyama
-9
67
69
72
71
279
48
Chris Kirk
-8
71
71
68
70
280
T49
Tom Hoge
-7
69
71
71
70
281
T49
Xander Schauffele
-7
67
68
75
71
281
51
Marc Leishman
-6
69
76
68
69
282
T52
Branden Grace
-5
75
71
68
69
283
T52
Billy Horschel
-5
71
72
73
67
283
T52
Mackenzie Hughes
-5
69
71
70
73
283
T52
Kevin Streelman
-5
71
70
70
72
283
T52
Cameron Tringale
-5
73
71
70
69
283
T57
Talor Gooch
-4
69
71
74
70
284
T57
Keith Mitchell
-4
72
70
73
69
284
T57
Ryan Palmer
-4
68
75
69
72
284
T60
Keegan Bradley
-3
67
76
72
70
285
T60
Russell Henley
-3
72
73
73
67
285
T60
Robert Streb
-3
73
71
69
72
285
T63
Max Homa
-2
72
72
73
69
286
T63
Maverick McNealy
-2
69
70
70
77
286
T63
Collin Morikawa
-2
72
75
70
69
286
T66
Cameron Champ
-1
70
74
72
71
287
T66
Kevin Kisner
-1
72
71
72
72
287
T66
Phil Mickelson
-1
68
77
68
74
287
T66
Carlos Ortiz
-1
68
74
75
70
287
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