Golf roundup: Patrick Cantlay repeats at BMW Championship

AP photo by Nick Wass / Patrick Cantlay celebrates with his girlfriend, Nikki Guidish, after winning the PGA Tour’s BMW Championship on Sunday at Delaware’s Wilmington Country Club.

WILMINGTON, Del. — One good break. One great shot. That's what it took Sunday for Patrick Cantlay to win the BMW Championship for the second straight time with a finish that was nothing like last year, except for his clutch moments.

One other difference: The victory didn't give him the No. 1 seed going into the FedEx Cup playoffs finale that starts Thursday at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.

That was of little concern to Cantlay after his birdie-par finish for a 2-under 69, giving him a one-shot victory over Scott Stallings at Wilmington Country Club.

"I was glad not to go six holes in a playoff," Cantlay said, referring to his unlikely playoff win last season over Bryson DeChambeau at Caves Valley, the course near Baltimore that hosted the 2021 BMW Championship.