This week, all eyes are on Patrick Cantlay as he returns to Muirfield Village Golf Club as the defending champion of the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday.
A lot has happened for Cantlay since last year’s event. After winning his second Memorial, he won the final two events of the 2021 season, the BMW Championship and TOUR Championship, en route to winning the FedExCup and earning PGA TOUR Player of the Year honors. He’s also fresh off a recent victory at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans with his good friend and potential Presidents Cup partner Xander Schauffele.
Cantlay is a year older (now 30), his career win total is up to seven, and his bank account is surely heavier (thanks in large part to the FedExCup’s $15 million top prize).
His golf club setup, however, looks quite similar to this year’s Memorial. Cantlay is an old soul who is slow to change, preferring to stick with what works instead of chasing after the latest and greatest.
“I feel like things are pretty much the same and I think that’s part of my consistency,” he once said.
This philosophy also applies to its equipment. For example, Cantlay still uses a Titleist 915F 3 wood, which is a club that became available at retail in 2014. Its irons, the Titleist 718 AP2, were released in late 2017 and its Titleist TS3 Driver was released the following year.