Patrick Cantlay wins Shriners Open in playoff

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Patrick Cantlay wins Shriners Open in playoff

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Patrick Cantlay wins Shriners Open in playoff

The 2017-18 PGA Tour schedule returned to the United States, as the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open took place at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.

We tracked all the action, which ended with a Patrick Cantlay win. Catch up with what you may’ve missed below…

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Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Tracker

UPDATE NO. 18 (8:02 p.m. ET): An extensive recap of how Cantlay won and his journey to this moment.

UPDATE NO. 17 (7:44 p.m. ET): Cejka’s par putt doesn’t drop, Cantlay brushes in his short par effort and he is your champion!

The former World Amateur No.1 is a PGA Tour winner at age 25.

UPDATE NO. 16 (7:37 p.m. ET): Whee Kim makes double bogey, so he’s out.

Cejka chips to about 15 feet, as the ball checks up sooner than he expects. Cantlay nearly jars his birdie effort from off the green. He may have a short par putt for the win.

UPDATE NO. 15 (7:32 p.m. ET): OK, so here’s how we stand.

Cejka: Second shot is 30 yards short and right  of green.

Cantlay: Hits beauty in between trees. It ends up over green in the fringe.

Kim: Has to take unplayable. hits his third to 50 yards short of green.

Advantage Cantlay, as he has better chance to save par than Cejka. Kim needs to do well just to get up and down for bogey. He needs to make bogey to have any hope of staying alive.

UPDATE NO. 14 (7:20 p.m. ET): Whee Kim goes way left on the tee on the second playoff hole. He might be in huge trouble as he’s in desert with a lot of shrubbery around.

Cantlay and Cejka both leak right. Cejka in rough but with clean look. Cantlay is behind a tree, could be blocked out, might have a shot.

UPDATE NO. 13 (7:15 p.m. ET): Cejka’s par effort is a good one, but it carries too much speed. It grazes the right lip and mozies on by.

Cantlay sneaks in his 8-foot bogey putt. Whee Kim rolls in his shortie. Cejka makes his tiny putt, too. All bogeys and we’re heading back to 18 tee!

UPDATE NO. 12 (7:11 p.m. ET): Kim lags to about 3 feet for bogey. Cantlay with his shot from the edge of the rough on a bank below the green, he uses a hybrid and … it’s stubbed out and he’ll have about 8 feet for BOGEY.

Cejka now has a 15-foot par putt for the win.

UPDATE NO. 11 (7:07 p.m. ET): Cejka runs his by some 15 feet. Whee Kim does opposite, as his comes up some 30 feet short. Those are there par efforts.

Cantlay … his shot runs by some 10 feet and JUST trickles off green and down a bank into the rough. That’s left for par. Brutal.

UPDATE NO. 10 (7:02 p.m. ET): All three miss right of the green. (Cantlay is the bunker, the other two are chipping).

Not sure who’s advantage right now. Whoever has the best short game!

UPDATE NO. 9 (6:55 p.m. ET): The playoff is underway at 18!

Whee Kim hits an aggressive tee shot down the left side of the fairway. Patrick Cantlay follows by somehow finding the very left sliver of the fairway left of Kim (and slightly past). Alex Cejka is in the left rough. Advantage: Cantlay (slightly, with Kim right behind).

UPDATE NO. 8 (6:47 p.m. ET): Spaun’s tee shot at 18 ends up at base of a tree. He can barely advance ball and then hits his third shot in a greenside bunker.

He’s officially out of contention. That means we’ve got a three-way playoff amongst Patrick Cantlay, Alex Cejka and Whee Kim! Ordering of holes is 18-18-17-18. Sudden death. Sunset is roughly 4:40 local time (7:40 p.m. ET). So we can maybe get three playoff holes in if it gets that far.

UPDATE NO. 8 (6:35 p.m. ET): Spaun actually double bogeys 17 to fall back to 8 under. Chesson Hadley bogeys 18 to fall to 8 under and lose any chance of winning.

As it stands, Cejka, Cantlay and Kim are in the clubhouse at 9 under. J.J. Spaun can make this a four-way playoff with a birdie at 18, but that’s a tall task at an extremely tough hole where Spaun has already flailed his drive right.

UPDATE NO. 7 (6:25 p.m. ET): Cantlay and Whee Kim both bogey 18 to fall to 9 under. That puts Spaun in the lead alone at 10 under, but he will make bogey at least at 17.

Alex Cejka is in at 9 under. So we have three in at 9 under. Spaun may be 9 under soon heading to 18. Chesson Hadley is 9 under on 18. This is getting crazy!!

UPDATE NO. 6 (5:55 p.m. ET): Cantlay drained a 15-footer for par at 14 after leaving his first short-game shot at the drivable par 4 short of the green. That kept him in the lead at 11 under, one ahead of Spaun (who birdied 13).

Spaun then birdied 14 to co-lead at 11 under. But he has since bogeyed 15, leaving Cantlay alone in front by one at 11 under. Whee Kim has birdied 12, 13, 15 and 16 to move to 10 under and one back.

UPDATE NO. 5 (5:15 p.m. ET): Cantlay drains the short birdie putt at 14. That’s his fourth birdie in a row and he now leads by two at 11 under!

UPDATE NO. 4 (5:03 p.m. ET): Patrick Cantlay is your new outright leader! He birdies the par-5 13th to move to 10 under. Spaun bogeys 12 to drop to 9 under.

Cantlay has a one-shot lead and now he’s stuff one at 14 as well. If he makes that, he’s 11 under and two ahead with four to play.

UPDATE NO. 3 (4:44 p.m. ET): Bryson DeChambeau had it to 6 under for the round through 12 and 9 under overall, putting him one back.

He’s since bogeyed No. 14, but he’s still only two behind J.J. Spaun. DeChambeau’s right in this.

UPDATE NO. 2 (2:12 p.m. ET): J.J. Spaun birdies the first to move to 10 under, and he gets back the solo lead.

He and Beau Hossler have both since parred the second. Spaun is -10, and Hossler is -9.

UPDATE NO. 1 (12:38 p.m. ET): The leaders are under an hour from teeing off. So far, nothing too notable going on in groups already out there. Ernie Els is within six at 3 under after an opening birdie.

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