November 05, 2017
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM
Patrick Cantlay is triumphant at Shriners in second playoff hole
Patrick Cantlay became the latest twentysomething to pick up his first PGA TOUR win at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. The former top-ranked amateur got up-and-down from behind the green on the 18th hole at TPC Summerlin — during a three-way sudden-death playoff — to secure the victory in Las Vegas.
Instead of opting for a wedge for his third shot, Cantlay chose to use his Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS Prototype putter from 71 feet away to get the ball within tap-in range for par — a score that was good enough to defeat Alex Cejka (bogey) and Whee Kim (double bogey) on the second playoff hole.
Cantlay ranked 38th in Strokes Gained: Putting for the tournament, picking up an average of 1.775 strokes on the field over 72 holes. His best putting day came during the final round, where he was nearly three strokes (2.849) better than the field on the greens.
While Cantlay's Anser-style head shape is fairly commonplace on TOUR, the German Stainless Steel used to create the flatstick is something you won't find on the rack at your local golf shop. The pricey material is costly to mill but offers a very distinct feel and crisp sound at impact.
Cameron has typically produced TOUR-only GSS putters in the past for high-profile names including Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Tiger Woods.
Here's a look at Cantlay's entire Titleist setup:
Driver: Titleist 917D2 (Mitsubishi Chemical Diamana Blue 73X shaft), 9.5 degrees
3-wood: Titleist 915F (Mitsubishi Chemical Diamana Blue S+ 70X shaft), 15 degrees
Hybrid: Titleist 816H2 (Fujikura Speeder Evolution HB 95X shaft), 21 degrees
Irons: Titleist 714 AP2 (4-PW; True Temper XP 115 shafts)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM5 (54 degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shaft), Titleist Vokey Design SM6 (56 and 60 degrees; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S300 shafts)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS Prototype
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