Patrick Cantlay showed everyone it was possible to truly shoot low on the Pete Dye Stadium Course during the American Express with a 61 in the final round of the 2021 event. He says while the course is formidable, no one is frightened by the tournament any more.
“They have all become golf courses that you need to score really well on to have a chance at winning. Even Stadium, a lot of guys will shoot 5-, 6-, 7-, 8-under par at Stadium these days,” Cantlay said. “I think La Quinta (Country Club) before was maybe easier, but also people had a different mindset playing Stadium than they do the last five years. The mindset now is everyone knows you need to get into the mid 60s to have a chance.”