Patrick Cantlay, USA, wins the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in a play-off against Alex Cejka, Germany and Whee Kim from South Korea, at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.
Patrick won the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open with a birdie at the second extra hole after they had all made bogey the first time around. Patrick carded a final round -4 under 67, Alex with a marvelous -8 under par 63, and Whee -5 under 66, all finished with -9 under par tournament totals.
Patrick was over the moon with this victory;
“I had so many lows. To all the hard work that I did, it’s just so different from where I was that it’s hard to describe the feeling.”
“I knew that I’d be able to get to where I wanted to be if I felt healthy.”
“If I felt like I didn’t have pain and I could practice and prepare for tournaments. I know how to practice and prepare for tournaments, so I can do what I want.”
“I feel like I can play well and compete with anybody.”
Alex spoke about the wind, and the extra pressure of being a Vegas boy;
“It was looking very slim, and then the wind picked up.”
“Luckily, the guys were dropping shots and I had the chance.”
“But, you know, it’s a tough hole here. You’ve got to win with a par. I made two bogeys in the playoff, so that’s a little bit disappointing.”
“It’s tough to play at home, there is a lot of pressure, and people expect good things from you.”
Whee Kim said it was brutal out there;
“It was brutally tough, the wind is blowing, and it’s really tough.”
Tied in fourth place at -8 under were Patton Kizzire, -7 under 64 today, Chesson Hadley, -3 under 68 and J.T. Poston, -5 under 66.