Patrick Cantley WITB 2021 – Club Breakdowns Of What’s In Cantley’s Bag

2020 was a good year for Patrick Cantlay – the golfer whose amateur career was highlighted with 55 consecutive weeks during which he was ranked the world’s best golfer by World Amateur Golf Ranking – and he notched his third total professional PGA Tour victory.

Last year Cantlay notched three PGA Tour wins including the Memorial Tournament, the Zozo Championship and the Shriners Hospital for Children Open. But as we look on to 2021, we’re all wondering what Cantlay has in his bag this season.

Cantlay will be competing almost all major events in 2021 and today we are going to take a look at which clubs are likely to be in his arsenal.

Quick Facts

Age:

28

Born:

Long Beach, California

PGA Tour Wins:

(3) – The Memorial Tournament (2021), the Shriners Hospital for Children Open (2017), Zozo Championship (2020)

Nationality:

American

Height:

5’10”

Birthday:

March 17, 1992

Drive Distance:

298.6 (average)

What’s in Patrick Cantlay’s Bag?

Driver

Titleist TS3

3 Wood

Titleist 915F 3 Wood

5 Hybrid

Titleist 816H2

Irons

Titleist AP2 – 4 – 9 Irons

Wedges

Titleist Vokey SM7,

Titleist Vokey SM8

Putter

Scotty Cameron Select Putter 2018 Newport 2

 

Titleist TS3 Driver – 10.5 Degree

Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana shaft

 Selling Points

  • Adjustable sweet spot
  • SureFit Hosel
  • 460cc head

Key Features

Almost everything about this driver is customizeable. The SureFit hosel allows you to adjust the sweet spot according to your swing style. The CG adjustments also let you focus the weight where you want it.

The tandem of the oversized head and forged face allow for maxiumum forgiveness and distance.

While Cantlay plays his with a Mitsubishi Diamana shaft, you can choose from a Project X Even Flow T1100 White 65, Project X HZRDUS Smoke Yellow 60, Mitsubishi TenseiAV Series Blue SFW 55 or a Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 60.

Pros:

  • 8.5, 9.5 and 10.5 loft options
  • Multiple length options
  • Sleek design

Cons:

  • Doesn’t sound great
  • Not for slower swing speeds

Overall Score: 96/100

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Titleist 915F 3 Wood – 15 Degrees

 

Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana shaft

Selling Points

  • Active recoil channel
  • High flex face
  • Large profile

Key Features

On the sole of this fairway wood runs a wide and deep channel that creates a separation between the heel and the toe.

This allows the face to float freely which allows for much more flex. This results in faster ball speed with minimal energy lost at point of impact.

These Titleist fairway woods are available in 15 degrees of loft and once again, Cantlay prefers to play his with Mitsubishi Diamana shafts.

Pros:

  • Adjustable hosel
  • Good from the tee
  • Good on difficult lies

Cons:

  • Limited shaft options
  • Not very forgiving

Overall Score: 95/100

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Titleist 816H2 5 Hybrid – 21 Degree

Shaft: Fujikura Atmos 8 Blue Shaft

Selling Points

  • Low launch
  • Compact profile head
  • Spin control

Key Features

These hybrids come in 19, 21, 23 and 25 degree lofts and are very wieldy in the hands. The weight is centered in the sweet spot and this hybrid also features the Active Recoil Channel to enhance ball speed.

For this hybrid, Cantlaly plays a Fujikura Atmos 8 Blue Shaft but you can also get it with a MRC Diamana D+ White 90 Hy, MRC Diamana S+ Blue 70 Hy, Aldila Rogue Max 85H or a Fukijura Motore Speeder HB 8.8 Tour Spec.

Pros:

  • Exceptional launch trajectory control
  • Ultra thin face
  • High MOI

Cons:

  • Poor vibration dampening
  • Not durable

Overall Score: 94/100

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Titleist AP2 Irons – 4 – 9 Irons

Shaft: True Temper AMT Tour Whites

 Selling Points

  • Forged face
  • Consistent distance
  • Maximized MOI

Key Features

These irons are for any payer that want maximum control.

The precision Tungsten weighting around the toes and heels of these irons allow for amazing greenside spin which is very helpful for tricky pin placements.

The stock shaft for these irons are True Temper AMT Tour Whites. But Cantlay plays his with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue shafts.

Pros:

  • Excellent control
  • Good offset options
  • Sculpted leading edge

Cons:

  • Repeatable distance seems inconsistent
  • Graphite shafts cost much more

Overall Score: 94/100

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Wedges – Titleist Vokey SM7

Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts

 Selling Points

  • Progressive CG
  • Spin milled grooves
  • Consistent flight

Key Features

The Titleist Vokey SM7 wedges offer an amazing amount of feel and control. The spin milled grooves allow you to feel the moment of impact even on difficult lies and you get great greenside spin control which is what you want from your wedges.

Cantlay uses a 46 degree PW, a 54 degree SW and a 56 degree SW. But multiple lofts are available from 46 to 62. They are also available with True Temper Dynamic Gold shafts which is what Cantlay plays.

Pros:

  • Multiple grind options
  • Fits many types of swings
  • Easy workability

Cons:

  • Pricey
  • Limited offset

Overall Score: 94/100

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Wedges – Titleist Vokey SM8

Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold shaft

Selling Points

  • Precision sole grinding
  • Conforming grooves
  • Progressive CG

Key Features

Like the SM7, the SM8 wedges offer a ridiculous a mount of feel thanks to the precision grooves which run to the edge of the face. This enhances spin and shot control. Cantlay uses a 61 degree with True Temper Dynamic Gold shaft.

Pros:

  • Lots of grind options
  • Very versatile
  • Easy launch

Cons:

  • Weighting feels a bit awkward
  • Difficult for beginners

Overall Score: 94/100

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Scotty Cameron Select Putter 2018 Newport 2 Putter

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet grips

Selling Points

  • Multi-material construction
  • Vibration dampening
  • Nice inlays

Key Features

This putter is heel to toe weight which any both beginner and advanced golfers will appreciate. Cantlay uses Golf Pride Tour Velvet grips to help enhance the already soft feel of this putter.

Pros:

  • Comes with head cover
  • Solid feel
  • Misted finish

Cons:

  • Poor alignment marker
  • Expensive

Overall Score: 98/100

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Titleist Pro V1x Golf Balls

Selling Points

  • Soft feel
  • Low driver spin
  • High flight

Key Features

Cantlay is using Titleist Pro V1x balls in 2021 which offer a softer feel while still providing good drop and stop control on the green.

Pros:

  • Alignment markings
  • Dual core design
  • 348 dimples

Cons:

  • Don’t play very long
  • Bad for slow swing speeds

Overall Score: 96/100

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What About Cantlay’s Caddie?

Cantlay’s current caddie is Matt Minister.

He has been with him since 2017 when Cantlay was unranked and lost his then caddie to a tragic car accident.

Minister was with Cantlay for the 2021 Master’s and he has caddied for some of the highest profile names in golf.