Patrick Cantlay is ending his partnership with Goldman Sachs, the world’s fifth-ranked golfer announced. According to DealBook, Goldman opted not to renew its contract with Cantlay, who it signed to a three-year deal in 2020. Cantlay initially repped Goldman’s online consumer banking platform, Marcus, on his headwear but more recently has featured just the Goldman name.
This news isn’t surprising as it follows recent rumors that Cantlay was refusing to wear a hat at the Ryder Cup out of protest for not being paid to compete in the international team competition. However, Cantlay denied these claims and stated that he wasn’t donning a hat because the team’s headwear didn’t fit well.
Cantlay was also supposed to play the Hero World Challenge in two weeks in the Bahamas, but he was taken off the final commitment list along with friend Xander Schauffele. This move has been met with mixed reactions from fans and fellow golfers alike. Some are disappointed by Cantlay’s decision to leave his longtime sponsor while others are excited about what this means for his future career prospects.