Patrick Cantley Caddie: Accident
|March 17, 1992
Long Beach, California
|5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
|160 lb (73 kg; 11 st)
|North Palm Beach, Florida
|4 (August 29, 2021)
(as of September 5, 2021)
|Number of wins by tour
|Korn Ferry Tour
|Best results in major championships
|The Open Championship
Chris Roth was killed in a horrific hit-and-run accident in the early morning hours of February 13, 2016. When the catastrophe struck, Roth was just 24 years old. In Newport Beach, California, Roth was the caddie for PGA golfer Patrick Cantlay, and the two buddies were having a fun night out.
The vehicle sped away after hitting Roth as he crossed an intersection. Cantlay dialled 911, and Roth was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly after. The driver was apprehended a few hours after fleeing the scene, according to The New York Times, and was ultimately sentenced to two years in prison. The fateful night was chronicled by Golf Channel.
Patrick Cantley Caddie: Injury
On a February night a year ago, around 1 a.m., the two friends decided to stroll to Woody’s Wharf in Newport Beach. Cantlay was still grappling with his doctor’s new diagnosis.
Cantlay had been the No. 1 player in the World Amateur Golf Rankings for a record 55 weeks as an amateur, and he appeared to be on his way to making money on the PGA Tour when he suffered a back injury.
Patrick Cantley Caddie: Family
Cantlay won the 2021 FedEx Cup playoffs and the huge money that came with it after defeating world number one Jon Rahm.
Over the course of three days, Cantlay and Rahm battled it out, with Rahm getting within one stroke of Cantlay on the final hole of the tournament. Cantlay lost a stroke on the previous hole with a bogey, but he bounced back on the 18th tee with his longest drive of the event.
Patrick Cantley Caddie: Wife
Patrick Cantlay, a six-time PGA Tour champion, has established himself as one of the world’s top-20 male golfers. Two of his triumphs occurred at the Memorial Tournament, and the other two came at the ZOZO Championship and the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
He also won the BMW Championship and Tour Championship in 2021, making him the first player to win the FedEx Cup in the same season.
Patrick Cantley Caddie: Earning
With Minister as his caddie, Cantlay has won six PGA Tour events and earned more than $35 million. And they’ll be playing in their first Ryder Cup together soon.
Just ask Woods’ caddie, Joe LaCava. In 2018, Woods made $5.4 million on the tour, so calculating LaCava’s earnings based on the market rate is simple. On top of the money he got from weekly salaries, the caddie most certainly earned between $272,192 and $544,384 for the year.