The Morning Journal (Lorain, OH)

Cantlay wins playoff after six holes at BMW


Clutch down the stretch and for six dynamic playoff holes, Patrick Cantlay put a fitting end to an epic battle with Bryson DeChambeau by making an 18-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to win the BMW Championsh­ip on Aug 29.

DeChambeau missed a 6-foot putt for 59 on Friday and missed four birdie putts to win in regulation and in the playoff Sunday. And then he missed the most important putt of the week from just inside 10 feet to extend the playoff.

Cantlay made putts from 8 feet for par, 8 feet for bogey and 20 feet for birdie on the final three holes of regulation for a 6-under 66, the last one to force a playoff at Caves Valley in the PGA Tour’s first appearance in Baltimore in nearly 60 years.

He holed par putts of 6 feet and 7 feet on the 18th hole in the playoff.

The last one gave him the victory, his PGA Tour-leading third of the season and fifth overall. Not only did it move him to the top of the FedEx Cup standings, the victory gave Cantlay the sixth and final automatic spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup team.

Cantlay now starts the Tour Championsh­ip with a two-shot lead based on his standing as the race concludes for the $15 million prize.

DeChambeau also closed with a 66. They finished at 27-under 261. No one has ever shot 261 on the PGA Tour and didn’t take home the trophy.

Sungjae Im birdied his last two holes for a 67 to finish alone in third, four shots behind. Rory McIlroy closed with a 67 to finish fourth.


DOBBINS DONE FOR SEASON >> Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins is expected to miss the 2021 season with a torn ACL.

“Been down this road before,” tweeted Zac Hiller, Dobbins’ agent, while retweeting an ESPN report about the injury. “He’ll come back bigger stronger faster.”

Dobbins left the Ravens’ preseason finale at Washington on Saturday night midway through the first quarter following his injury, and coach John Harbaugh said only that the former Ohio State star would be evaluated.

The news is a blow for Baltimore, which led the NFL in rushing last season.


FORMER IOC PRESIDENT RETIRES >> Jacques Rogge approached the job of running the Olympics the same way he approached his work as a physician: Listen, analyze and consult.

Before taking over as president of the Internatio­nal Olympic Committee, Rogge, whose death was announced Aug. 29, was an orthopedic surgeon who saw 5,000 patients and performed 800 operations a year at his medical practice in Ghent, Belgium.

Rogge’s medical background heavily influenced his leadership style during his 12-year reign in the most powerful post in internatio­nal sports, bringing stability and a steady hand to the IOC after its worst ethics scandal.

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