Patrick Cantlay’s knuckles are sore from knocking on the door so much at Pebble Beach without being let in.
He’s never missed a cut on property in seven appearances. In his last three appearances at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am from 2020-2022, Cantlay has gone T-11th, T-3rd, and T-4th.
His 2021 performance was his best among four top-11s on the Monterey Peninsula. The former UCLA Bruin tied the Pebble Beach course record with 10-under 62 to take the first round lead. Cantlay couldn’t keep the magic going at Spyglass Hill, where he posted 1-over 73.
That year did not have Monterey Peninsula CC in play. Cantlay finished 70-68 on the weekend at Pebble to end up three back.
In 2022, the Long Beach native fired 6-under 65 at Monterey Peninsula, 68 at Spyglass, and 68-71 on the weekend at Pebble.
“I like the whole feel up here,” Cantlay was transcribed by ASAP Sports in 2020. “It's one of my favorite places. I can see myself retiring here some day. I love Carmel, and it's just beautiful.”
Cantlay is making his fourth start of 2024. The 31-year-old recorded T-12th at The Sentry, T-52nd at The American Express, and T-56th last week at the Farmers Insurance Open.
Cantlay was third on the PGA Tour in 2022-23 in Strokes Gained: Total (1.869), third in SG: Tee-to-Green (1.564) and fourth in SG: Off-the-Tee (.852).
It’ll be interesting to see if conditions are any tougher for the Pro-Am now that this is a Signature Event. It’s still a Pro-Am through Friday, so the tricky pin positions will likely wait until the weekend.