2021 marks PressBox’s fifth annual Best Of edition celebrating the top people, performances and moments of the year.
It had been almost a full six decades since the PGA Tour had come to the Baltimore area, and the stars had such a good time at Caves Valley Golf Club for August’s BMW Championship that they were in no rush to leave.
Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Cantlay waged a battle for the ages down the stretch, with Cantlay making a dramatic birdie on 18 to force extra holes. The duel waged on for SIX playoff holes, with the players exchanging phenomenal shots on the Owings Mills course.
Buoyed by significant crowd support, Cantlay finally claimed victory, setting himself up to win the FedEx Cup a week later.
Photo Credit: Charles Cherney/Western Golf Association
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Originally published Dec. 15, 2021