Patrick Cantlay Reveals How Visiting Tiger Woods' Basement After Winning PGA Tour Player of the Year Made Him Feel VERY Humbled
- Cantlay said one look at Tiger's trophy case was a humbling experience
- This comes after Scottie Scheffler was named PGA Tour Player of the Year
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Although Patrick Cantlay is already a very experienced golfer, he was reminded that he still has a long way to go before he is considered the best.
In the wake of Scottie Scheffler being named PGA Tour Player of the Year by his fellow golfers, Cantlay was asked by the media how professionals prioritize things like wins, top rankings and average scores.
Cantlay began to give his answer, saying, “Well, I guess it comes down to the individual,” before delving into a story about a visit to Tiger Woods' house.
'I went to Tiger's house, I think to talk about the Ryder Cup after I won Player of the Year, and it felt like a big deal to me at the time that I'd gotten Player of the Year, and they're giving you this little Jack Nicklaus bronze trophy,” he explained to Golf Magazine.
“So we're walking through Tiger's house and we're in the basement and he's got about eleven of them lined up next to each other, all in the corner of the basement – boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom Boom.
Patrick Cantlay said looking at Tiger Woods' trophy case in the basement was humbling
Cantlay, who won 2021 PGA Tour Player of the Year, has won eight PGA Tour events
Tiger won eight PGA Tour Player of the Year awards over a ten-year period in the 2000s
'And I say, “Hey, I'm playing catch-up,” and he looked at me and said, “You've got a lot of work to do.”
Woods won the award in all but two years between 1999 and 2009, losing to Vijay Singh (2004) and Padraig Harrington (2008).
Cantlay has won eight times on the PGA, including the 2021 Tour Championship, which earned him the FedExCup.
He was also a member of the 2021 and 2023 Ryder Cup teams, as well as the 2019 and 2022 Presidents Cup teams.
Cantlay was also asked if he would ever leave the PGA Tour for LIV Golf, but the California native says he can't imagine leaving the Tour.
“It's a personal calculation based on your values, your priorities, etc.,” Cantlay told Golf Magazine.
“So I don't think it's a surprise that there's generally a certain type of player that goes there. For me? I have no plans to join LIV. I do not intend to become a member of LIV. I see myself playing on the PGA Tour.”
“I turned down offers,” Cantlay said. 'Before and after joining the board. And the most recent offer I received, I turned down in the same meeting that my management team presented it to me.”