Height: 5 ft. 10 in
Weight: 160 lbs
Turned Pro: 2012
Birthplace: Long Beach, California
Country: United States
Cantlay was a hugely successful amateur player. He topped the world rankings for amateurs for a record of 55 consecutive weeks. Playing off invites as an amateur for PGA Tour events, he finished within the top 25 of each of the first four tournaments he played in. This including being the low amateur at the 2011 US Open. He shot the lowest round by an amateur in PGA Tour history at the Travelers Championship in 2011, a course record round of 60. He was the winner of the Haskins Award in 2011, awarded to the best college golfer as a freshman. He played on the losing Walker Cup side in 2011, finishing the week with an individual record of 2-1-1. He would be a part of the victorious Palmer Cup side that year.
Despite having two years remaining at college, Cantlay decided to turn pro in 2012. In his first season he got seven invites to PGA Tour events, making the cut in six of them but failing to crack the top 25. He also played four times on the Web.com Tour, finishing runner-up at the Chiquita Classic after losing out in a play-off. The following year he played nine times on the Web.com Tour, capturing his first win as a pro at the Colombia Championship, winning by four shots from Jim Renner. He also finished runner-up at the Hotel Fitness Championship. He earned his first full PGA Tour card after ending the Web.com Tour Finals events in 11th place.
After only playing five times on the PGA Tour in 2014 due to a spinal injury, Cantlay duly lost his card. He is currently attempting to regain his form on the Web.com Tour on a medical exemption.