Now for another award unlike any other.
We present: PGA Tour Improbable Rise Of The Year.
Your landslide winner is Pat Cantlay.
This one’s simple.
Consider the mind-boggling stat that Cantlay was ranked No. 1,866 in the world this time last year.
He’d been away from the game getting over the death of his closest friend and caddie and then dealing with a tough back injury.
He made his first move with a runner up finish at The Valspar at Innisbrook, just north of Tampa. He got a tie for third at The Heritage. Then came a great run.
Cantlay made the FedEx Cup playoffs and played his butt off. He tied for 10th at the Northern Trust, tied for ninth at the BMW, tied for 13th at The Dell.
He finished his run with a tie for 20th at the Tour Championship.
Best was yet to come. This past November he got the break-through win at the Shriners out in Vegas.
Today, Pat Cantlay is ranked 38th in the Official World Golf Rankings.
Talk about an Improbable Rise.
Pat Cantlay’s the man — no one else was even close.