Collin Morikawa wins 2020 PGA championship title
Collin Morikawa just made history on Sunday after he won the 102nd PGA Championship in TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.
The young California-native just turned pro last year and has already won twice on tour. This was his first major title though, and he now joins the likes of Jack Nicklaus (1963) and Rory McIlroy (2012) as the youngest players to ever win the event.
After being postponed for a couple of months due to the coronavirus pandemic, the tournament finally resumed and proved to be a fitting stage for the young golfer to pull of his grandest victory yet. Morikawa shot a six-under 64 and finished the 72-hole course with a 13 under to win by two strokes over Paul Casey and Dustin Johnson — who both finished at -11.
Morikawa had a total of four birdies, which included an impressive chip-in birdie at the 14th hole. He led the field in Proximity, Driving Accuracy and Strokes Gained: Putting.
✅ 1st in Proximity
✅ 1st in Driving Accuracy
✅ 1st in SG: Putting
✅ 1st on the leaderboard
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 10, 2020
Collin Morikawa had a near-perfect game and his only stumble was probably when he lifted the Wanamaker Trophy after the tournament.
— PGA of Australia (@PGAofAustralia) August 10, 2020
“It’s amazing,” Collin Morikawa said about the PGA Championship win, per Yahoo Sports. “I felt very comfortable from the start, as an amateur, junior golfer, turning professional last year, but to finally close it off and come out here in San Francisco – pretty much my second home where I spent the last four years – it’s pretty special.”
The 23-year-old was born in Los Angeles and spent his collegiate career in University of California, Berkeley where he won five times. Now playing as a professional on his second major event, the young Morikawa has proven that he’s indeed ready for the big stage.
“I’m on cloud nine right now. It’s hard to think about what this championship means, and obviously it’s a major, and this is what guys go for, especially at the end of their career, and we’re just starting.” he said. “So I think this is just a lot of confidence, a lot of momentum, and it just gives me a little taste of what’s to come.”
Take a bow, Collin.