Collin Morikawa Is The New Shooting Star On The Golf Scene

The 23-year-old American whos has Japanese roots is on the verge of becoming the next superstar on the international golf scene. Collin Morikawa is not only a born talent but also has the strong will to survive in the Major tournaments. He got the nickname of shooting star at the 102nd PGA Championship. There seem to be no limits to his further ascent. He has the necessary self-confidence and all skills to compete against more experienced players. His mishap at the PGA Championship awards ceremony only made the young star even more personable than he already is.

New Shooting Star On The Golf Scene
New Shooting Star On The Golf Scene

267 Strokes To Victory

His victory marked his first triumph in a major golf tournament. He also showed his outstanding style of playing in San Francisco and won after a round of 64 by two strokes. His competitors Dustin Johnson and Paul Casey were left behind. The excitement of the event was hard to beat on the four days. On the final day, up to seven golf players shared the lead at the same time. In such a field, you can only assert yourself if you have nerves of steel. Morikawa was able to prove his extraordinary concentration. After all, the PGA Championship was endowed with eleven million dollars and had the world’s elite with it. But the shooting star needed only 267 strokes to win and he did everything perfectly. After announcing the victory, his joy knew no boundaries. With success, he had fulfilled a lifelong dream, he told in an interview. He felt perfect from the start, and it was seen from his results. There was only a small mishap when he celebrated. When Morikawa lifted the trophy, the lid fell to the floor. However, that didn’t detract from his joy; the young player has reached the first peak of his career.

The Seventh Player under 24

As usual, the tournament took place without the audience. The preliminary decision this time was an eagle on the 16th hole. The eventual winner managed an impressive shot. The ball stayed just a few meters from the pit, Morikawa didn’t show any disappointment or distraction. The Eagle came at the right time, as the 23-year-old had taken over the lead of the field shortly before. That came after a chip from around twelve meters on the 14th hole. For Morikawa, winning the PGA Championship counts all the more since his first Major win took place in his hometown of all areas.

The Seventh Player under 24
The Seventh Player under 24

All in all, he can now look forward to his third victory on the PGA Tour. That also brought a boost in the golf world rankings as now he has the fifth place. Morikawa set another impressive record. He is only the seventh player all around the world who achieved a Major win before his 24th birthday. The most famous of all of them is Tiger Woods. He is now 44 years old, and this time could not play. In the beginning, he recorded three somewhat mixed laps and thus had no chance. He finished the competition with 67 rounds. Now the golf world is excited to see how Collin Morikawa’s career will continue.