Born:Feb 6, 1997 in Los Angeles, California.
Original/Home Club:La Cañada H.S., CA
MAJORS (1): US PGA Championship (2020). Walker Cup player (2017). Multiple PGA Tour wins.
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.
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].
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].
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].
US Women's PGA Championship: located just outside Philadelphia, the famed Donald Ross layout of Aronimink Golf Club hosts the third women’s major championship of 2020 (Oct 8-11).
Scottish Open: first played in 1972, this year’s championship is again played on the Tom Doak-designed Renaissance Club course, which sits alongside mighty Muirfield in East Lothian (Oct 1-4).
Jim Furyk: in winning the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, “The Grinder” joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions.
Georgia Hall: recorded her first win in an LPGA Tour event on American soil at this year’s Portland Classic, played at Columbia Edgewater Country Club … on the edge of the Columbia River.
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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