Collin Morikawa wins The 149th Open
Two majors in two years!
In his first PGA Championship at Harding Park in San Francisco last year, Collin Morikawa took home his first major title.
In his first British Open at Royal St. George’s, Morikawa took home his first Claret Jug.
Morikawa was propelled into a position to win it with a second-round 64, and he finished The Open with 31 straight holes without a bogey, piling up eight birdies. It is the third longest streak to end a major by a champion.
Morikawa, who generally has the biggest issue in his game with putting, ranked the best putter at Sandwich, and nailed clutch putts with Jordan Spieth, Louis Oosthuizen, and Jon Rahm right on his back.
A three birdie stretch on 7, 8, and 9 in the final round gave him the kick he needed to take the lead.
He never relinquished it.
Morikawa now joins Tiger Woods as the only golfers to have won the PGA Championship and the Open before the age of 25, and is the first golfer to win two majors in his debut performances there.
Collin Morikawa has 12 PGA Tour appearances in 2021. He's finished in the top 10 eight times. No missed cuts. He's finished in the top 20 of all four majors (18th at the Masters, 8th at the PGA Championship, 4th at the US Open, and now Open champion).
Congrats to Collin! Two majors down, two more to go for the Grand Slam. If he plays like this, it’s only a matter of time.