Patrick Cantlay posts 'a huge win,' capturing FedEx Cup in dramatic fashion at the Tour Championship

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Who won Fedex Cup?

Patrick Cantlay, Clutch Again, Wins the 2021 FedEx Cup and a Cool $15 Million. 'Patty Ice' won the Tour Championship by a shot over Jon Rahm at East Lake to earn the first-place prize in the 2021 FedEx Cup playoffs. Sports IllustratedPatrick Cantlay, Clutch Again, Wins the 2021 FedEx Cup and a Cool $15 Million

How much does the winner of the Tour Championship get?

The winner of the Tour Championship, Cantlay, netted $15 million. If you make it to the final event at all, you're guaranteed $395,000, even if you finish 30th or withdraw like Brooks Koepka. Everyone who made it to the BMW Championship was guaranteed at least $140,000. CBSSports.com2021 FedEx Cup purse, payout: Tour Championship prize money distribution from $46 million playoff pool

Where is the Tour Championship played?

Photos: Tour Championship 2021 at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. usatoday.comHow much money each PGA Tour player earned at the Tour Championship

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What are sports if fans can’t engage in a little friendly chirping? 

Koepka told reporters on Thursday ahead of the Tour Championship that golfers have all been the subject of both good and bad attention from fans at some point, naturally being so close to the gallery. 

"I mean, when you're out there, you can hear everything, so everybody's been told something or said something they didn't like and, I mean, that's sports," he said, via the Golf Channel. "It's not a sport if you got people cheering for you and against you. It's kind of difficult to call it a sport, isn't it?"

Koepka did admit while a fair amount of taunting is part of the game, there’s a line that can definitely be crossed at times. 

"I think there comes a time a place I think where you can see fan behavior get a little excessive. You kind of see it in the NBA a little bit. Maybe out here, as well," he said. "But, like I said, everybody try to be as respectful as you can be. Players, the fans, everybody could use a little bit more respect."

PGA Commissioner Jay Monahan said this week the Tour will remove any fans that shout "Brooksie" after a fan yelled it at DeChambeau over the weekend, in reference to his ongoing feud with Koepka.  

Other players like Rory McIlroy and Patrick Cantlay have since spoken out in defense of DeChambeau.

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Patrick Cantlay Wins FedEx Cup Title as Collin Morikawa Goes Out Quietly

CalBearsMaven 05 September, 2021 - 07:32pm

The 24-year-old Cal grad took home a very respectable payday of $425,000. Of course, that’s not what anyone entered in the event has in mind.

Patrick Cantlay won the season-ending tournament and took home a stunning $15 million prize. Runner-up Jon Rahm, the world’s No. 1-ranked player, won $5 million for finishing second.

Morikawa began the three-tournament playoff ranked first in the FedEx Cup standings but has been off his game ever since the Tokyo Olympics in July, when he injured his back in the first round.

He missed the cut in The Northern Trust, which kicked off the playoffs, then finished in a tie for 63rd place a week ago at the BMW Championship. That dropped Morikawa to 11th in the FedEx Cup standings, which allowed him to start this week at 3-under par.

Cantlay, by winning the BMW, vaulted to the top of the standings, which gave him a 10-stroke edge entering the staggered scoring event. He finished four days at the East Lake Golf Course in Atlanta with a combined score of 21 under par, one stroke better than Rahm.

“It’s fantastic,” said Cantlay, 29. “It’s such a great honor because it’s all year. I played really consistent all year and caught fire at the end. There’s a lot of satisfaction considering all the work I’m put in my whole life.”

Morikawa’s next assignment will be the 43rd Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits, Wisconsin, Sept. 24-26. Joining Morikawa on the U.S. team are Cantlay, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, and six more who are due to be announced this week,

Morikawa said each of the past two weeks that his back is feeling better but that he developed bad habits in his swing while compensating for the injury.

His play this week was more evidence of the current uneven nature of his game. He had just one round under par, finishing 72 holes with 15 birdies, 11 bogeys and three double-bogeys.

Only one golfer who completed all four rounds, 22-year-old Joaquin Niemann of Chile, finished below Morikawa. Brooks Koepka withdrew midway through Saturday’s third round because of a wrist injury.

Morikawa, who joined the PGA Tour after graduating in the spring of 2019, had an impressive season, the last few weeks notwithstanding. 

Ranked among the top 5 in the world most of the season, he won twice, including at the British Open, had eight top-10 finishes and earned more than $7 million to push his career winnings above $14 million.

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