If you thought that the great escape artist dies in the 1920s, you were wrong. Here is evidence of his resurrection:Quarterfinal match: Two down with two to play, wins on 19th hole.
Round of 32: Two down with two to play, wins on 20th hole;
Patrick Cantlay is quite the drama queen. Either he works through a lot of swing issues until late in each match, or he can’t summon the interest to actually take a lead. Either way, he has given pundits a lot to write about. After a round in which defending champion Peter Uihlein lost to Jordan Russell (2 & 1) and Porter Cup champ and Walker Cup player Patrick Rodgers got throttled by Kelly Kraft (6 & 4), the third huge favorite was primed to fall, but Cantlay simply wouldn’t allow the ink on the script to dry.
Oh, did we mention that wunderjunior Jordan Spieth also lost in the quarters, to GB & I Walker Cupper Jack Senior? This was a round for the ages, in which all the story lines ached to disappear, but Cantlay said, not today. Having lost in the semis of this same event a year ago and fresh off a final-match defeat at the Western Amateur, one suspects that the UCLA Bruin will not be satisfied with anything less than a title this week.