Who's who: Collin Morikawa

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Who's who: Collin Morikawa

  • Name:

    Collin Morikawa
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Feb 6, 1997 in Los Angeles, California.
  • Original/Home Club:

    La Cañada H.S., CA
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2019

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US PGA Championship (2020). Walker Cup player (2017). Multiple PGA Tour wins.

Did you know?

From 2015 to 2019 Morikawa enjoyed a very successful collegiate golf career at the University of California, Berkeley. During this time he represented the USA in two Arnold Palmer Cups, a Walker Cup and an Eisenhower Trophy. He was also the world's No.1 ranked amateur for three weeks in 2018.

Turning pro in 2019, he needed just six professional starts to record his first PGA Tour win. A year later he won again on the Tour, which was quickly followed by a major championship win on his debut in the US PGA Championship.

Top tournaments won by Collin Morikawa

2020
America
269 (-19)
$1,116,000
Workday

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Morikawa, Collin

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$1,116,000

Title sponsor

Workday

Played as inaugural Workday Charity Open (July 9-12). Collin Morikawa (USA) beat Justin Thomas (USA) with a par at the third playoff hole (par-4 10th), to claim his second PGA Tour win. [Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, OH].

2020
Majors
267 (-13)
$1,980,000
PGA of America

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Morikawa, Collin

Score

267 (-13)

Prize money

$1,980,000

Title sponsor

PGA of America

The US PGA Championship (102nd) (Aug 6-9; postponed from May 14-17 due to world coronavirus pandemic). Second-placed Paul Casey (Eng) and Dustin Johnson (USA) finished 2 shots behind 23-year-old Collin Morikawa (USA), who was playing in just his second major championship. In a closing round 6-under 64, Morikawa drove the green and eagled the short par-4 16th to take the lead. [TPC Harding Park, San Francisco, CA].

2019
America
+47 pts
$630,000
Barracuda

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Morikawa, Collin

Score

+47 pts

Prize money

$630,000

Title sponsor

Barracuda

Played as the Barracuda Championship (July 25-28; modified stableford format). Second-placed Troy Merritt (USA) finished 3 points behind 22-year-old Morikawa (USA), who graduated from college just two months earlier. Morikawa clinched victory with three birdies in the last three holes. [Montreux G&CC, Reno, NV].

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