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Monday 13th March 2017

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PUBLISHERS: Tel: +353 (0)1 4199 604 Walton Media, Unit E7 Calmount Office Park, Ballymount, Dublin 12 SALES: Anders Johansson Tel: +353 (1) 456 9369 Email: EDITORIAL: David Gorman Tel: +353 1 460 3273 Email: CONTRIBUTORS: Brian Keogh DESIGN: Liviu Lungu PHOTOGRAPHY: Getty Images, Inpho, Pat Cashman ACCOUNTS: Joanna Zha, Tel: +353 1 460 3273 COPYRIGHT: No part of this magazine may be used or reproduced without written permission of Walton Media. If such permission is granted, the source must be acknowledged at time and place of use. OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNERS: NORTHERN IREL AND OPEN 13.3.2017 | SUBSCRIBE HERE FOLLOW US PGA TOUR EUROPEAN TOUR IRISH NEWS EQUIPMENT STATS CONTENTS CLICK TO VIEW ED'S LETTER Promising young star Patrick Cantlay secures card after two years out with personal tragedy and injury dam Hadwin may have won the Valspar Championship but the story of the weekend was arguably the performance of Patrick Cantlay, who pushed Hadwin all the way in only his second PGA Tour start since 2014. A long-time World Amateur No 1, among Cantlay's achievements before he turned professional were a tied 21st finish at the US Open and a 60 at the 2011 Travelers Championship. But then serious back injuries followed, as well as a horrible personal tragedy as his caddie was killed in front of him in a hit-and-run accident in February of last year. "For a while, I couldn't care less about everything," he said. "Not just golf, nothing felt like it mattered." It took a long time for Cantlay to feel ready to return but he came back in February on a medical exemption with 10 tournaments to keep his card for next year. With solo second at the Valspar Championship, Cantlay can now plan for a brighter future. David Gorman PATRICK CANTLAY A

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