Cantlay turns pro
American joins paid ranks ahead of Travelers Championship
Last Updated: June 20, 2012 3:14pm
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Patrick Cantlay, one of the game's most promising amateurs, has made the decision to turn professional.
The 20-year-old, who was awarded the 2011 Mark H. McCormack Medal as the world's number one amateur, officially announced the move just two days after tying for 41st place at the US Open in San Francisco.
Cantlay, who has recorded four top-25 finishes in eight appearances on the PGA Tour, will make his first appearance as a pro at this week's Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut.
He has also signed with the same agent who represents Tiger Woods - Mark Steinberg of Excel Sports Management.
"I have a tremendous passion and respect for the game of golf and can't wait for the challenge of taking my game to the next level," Cantlay said in a statement.