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The Ryder Cup winner has been one of the stalwarts of the PGA Tour for years, so who is Patrick Cantlay’s coach? 

Cantlay’s success has been in large down to his consistency, and that is thanks to the work he has put in with a respected assistant. 

To be consistent, of course, you need a great swing, and Cantlay certainly has that. To achieve that, Cantlay teamed up with coach Jamie Mulligan. 

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Who is Patrick Cantlay’s coach?

Right through his amateur career and early back injury, Cantlay has had Mulligan by his side. 

The pair began working together when Cantlay was a young, up-and-coming golfer at Virginia Country Club in California. 

Cantlay was born in 1992 and Mulligan – the club’s CEO – has been at Virgina since 2000. 

He knew Cantlay’s grandfather, while the golfer’s dad was the club champion at Virginia. 

Mulligan, who was named 2021 PGA of America Teacher and Coach of the Year, ensured Cantlay had nailed the core fundamentals of his golf swing. 

Alongside assistant pro Mike Miles, who had a period on the PGA Tour, the trio formed a strong team that would propel Cantlay forward with his game.  

Miles introduced the importance of simply getting the ball in the hole and Cantlay recalls: “Between the two of them, I had a really good idea of what it would take to play on Tour from a game perspective.” 

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Miles added: “His drive is next gear and he had it at age ten. He used to walk out on the first tee at Virginia at that age and challenge the old guys.” 

In his youth, Cantlay attended Servite High School in Anaheim where he played under coach Dane Jako. 

Then, as Cantlay headed to UCLA, he played under head coach Derek Freeman for two years. 

Cantlay’s coaching background has ultimately enabled him to grow into one of the best players in the world, highlighted by his growing list of achievements. 

His most notable was the FedEx Cup in 2021 and after that success, Mulligan explained that he had been helping Cantlay to get stronger in the gym.  

Apart from that, he said there were no changes to what they have been working on for the last 20 years. 

Mulligan also coaches LPGA stars Nelly Korda and Jessica Korda. 

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