Collin Morikawa hasn’t even been playing major golf tournaments that long—hell, he hasn’t even been around that long, and he’s making history in the sport. Yesterday the 24-year-old would win the 149th British Open taking home the second major of his career.
But what makes his feat that much more impressive is, dude became the first men’s golfer in history to win his debut at two separate major events. So basically, he just shows up and wins! Yeah, the PGA Championship he won last year? Oh, it just so happened to be the first time he’d even played the tournament. There’s levels to this, and my man is operating on a whole other one.
Morikawa not only became the eighth golfer to win two majors under the age of 25 yesterday, but he spanked some serious competition in the rough, rainy English countryside to do it. He’d end up finishing 15 under for the tournament—beating runner up Jordan Speith by two strokes, and both John Rahm and Louis Oosthuizen by four.
Oosthuizen had been leading at Royal St. Georges all weekend until a couple of costly bogeys let the young champ back within striking distance.
“This is by far one of the best moments of my life,” Morikawa would say afterward, “… It gives me chills.” And it gave chills to everyone watching—even if they weren’t standing out in the cold English drizzle. Oh, Morikawa is the man to beat on the PGA tour now!
Source: CBS Sports