2022 Genesis Scottish Open: Top 10 Power Rankings at The Renaissance Club

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Patrick Cantlay is making his first Genesis Scottish Open appearance. He doesn’t venture out to play the DP World Tour often, but he has made two of three cuts at The Open Championship, including T-12th in his 2018 debut.

He also went 2-1-1 at the 2011 Walker Cup at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club in Scotland.

Cantlay’s recent form in the U.S. is reason for me to believe he’ll carry it over across the pond.

This spring, he and buddy Xander Schauffele teamed up to win the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Cantlay’s up to seven top-10s in 2022 with runner-up finishes in playoffs at the WM Phoenix Open and RBC Heritage.

The former UCLA Bruin is due for an individual win.

He has just two missed cuts in the 2021-22 PGA Tour season.

Cantlay ranks 11th on the PGA Tour in total strokes gained per round (1.557) and is 67th or better in every SG stat. Scores tend to be pretty low at the Scottish Open. The 30-year-old is fourth in birdie average (4.52).

He’s also 35th in scrambling (63.12%).

Cantlay’s last start was T-13th at the Travelers Championship. He was in the final group on Sunday before an uncharacteristic 76 on Sunday.

He’ll look to shake off that shocking round and regain the good vibes he previously had going with his swing coach, Jamie Mulligan (great golf name).

“I’ve been working hard with Jamie the last couple months and a lot of that work has really been paying off,” Cantlay was transcribed by ASAP Sports. “My swing feels like it’s in a really good spot.”