The Scandalous Golfer
Patrick Cantlay, the golfer who was dubbed a 'scumbag' during the Ryder Cup, is set to walk down the aisle with his fiancee Nikki Guidish. Despite being at the center of controversy in Rome, Cantlay remains unfazed as he gears up for his wedding.
A Controversial Figure
Cantlay, 31, and his caddie, Joe LaCava, found themselves in the spotlight during the Ryder Cup in Rome. First, Cantlay refused to wear a cap, sparking rumors that he wasn't being paid to do so. Then, LaCava waved his own cap at the taunting crowd and even stepped across Rory McIlroy's lie during a match.
Jeers and Chants
The partisan crowd didn't hold back, jeering Cantlay and chanting "you're only here for the money" throughout the tournament. Even McIlroy responded by removing his own cap and stating that he didn't need to be paid to wear it.
A Smile and a Wedding
When asked about his refusal to wear a U.S. team hat, Cantlay finally gave a smile and revealed that he was getting married the next day, expressing his excitement for the upcoming nuptials. His response was met with celebration from Captain Zach Johnson and the other players.
The Closing Ceremony
Cantlay also shared that he had made up with McIlroy during the closing ceremony, congratulating him on his fantastic performance. Despite being unaware of the incident between McIlroy and Joe on the green, Cantlay maintained focus on his own game.
A Crazy 24 Hours
Cantlay summed up the whirlwind experience, describing the past 24 hours as "crazy." He acknowledged the steep climb his team faced but expressed gratitude for the opportunity to set a new tone moving forward.