Question Cantlay's decisions but not his style


Kids these days. They never cease to amaze me.

Patrick Cantlay, 20, announced Tuesday that he was turning professional, signed with agent Mark Steinberg at Excel Sports Management and picked up apparel sponsor Travis Mathew.

Patrick Cantlay

While Cantlay’s decision to turn pro and his decision to entrust Steinberg – who also represents Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar – borders on suspect, the choice to sport Travis Mathew apparel couldn’t be more spot-on.

'I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of the Travis Mathew team,” Cantlay said. “I have always admired the style and quality of the clothing and I like the fact that the people involved are my friends.”

Cantlay was coached and mentored by Jamie Mulligan, a very close friend to the Travis Mathew family, and was raised at Virginia Country Club alongside two of the brand’s original team members John Mallinger and Peter Tomasulo.

Cantlay – much like the Travis Mathew brand – carries an air of sophistication, charm and class and it appears the two will complement each other nicely.

'I couldn't be happier to welcome Patrick to the Travis Mathew team,' says Chris Rosaasen, President and Creative Director at Travis Mathew. 'He naturally carries himself with a very old-school California cool aesthetic. It will be fun to work together with him and help define his own unique Travis Mathew style.'

Other golfers who wear the Travis Mathew brand are Masters Champion Bubba Watson, PGA Tour winners John Huh and Chris Kirk, and European Tour star Branden Grace.