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Sport Morikawa claims 1st major with brilliant finish at PGA Championship

05:15  10 august  2020
05:15  10 august  2020 Source:   thescore.com

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – American Collin Morikawa won the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park on Sunday to secure his first career major title. Morikawa shot a six-under-par 64 to reach 13 under on the week, two strokes better than overnight leader Dustin Johnson (68) and

Collin Morikawa fired a final-round 64 on Sunday to emerge from a crowded leaderboard at the PGA Championship and claim his first major title.

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The 23-year-old entered the day two shots back of Dustin Johnson, and he climbed his way into a share of the lead with three birdies and no bogeys through 10 holes. At one point, he was part of a seven-way tie for first.

But Morikawa began to separate himself with a brilliant chip-in for birdie on No. 14, followed by an eagle on the driveable par-4 16th. He reached 13-under with his bogey-free performance, winning by two strokes.

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Morikawa ’s frenetic finish gave him a three-point victory over Troy Merritt in the Barracuda’s Stableford format, where a birdie is worth two points. PGA Championship , Round 1: Leaderboard, tee times, TV times The opening round of the PGA Championship gets underway today from TPC Harding Park.

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"It's amazing," Morikawa said afterward, according to ASAP Sports. "It's been a life goal, obviously as a little kid, kind of watching everyone grow up, all these professionals, and this is always what I've wanted to do."

Morikawa's weekend rounds of 65 and 64 mark the lowest closing 36-hole score in PGA Championship history. His 64 in Round 4 was the lowest final round from a PGA Championship winner since 1995.

The victory came during only his second appearance in a major, and it occurred shortly after Morikawa's second PGA Tour win four weeks ago at the Workday Charity Open. He'll move to No. 5 in the world rankings after his 28th start as a professional.

Here's the final leaderboard:

Johnson was unable to hold on to his 54-hole lead despite shooting 68 and finishing the week at 11-under par. He becomes the first player to go 0-for-4 at majors when leading or co-leading after three rounds.

The miracle shot that won the PGA Championship for Collin Morikawa

  The miracle shot that won the PGA Championship for Collin Morikawa Around 5:15 local time on Sunday afternoon, Morikawa stepped up to the tee at 16. Morikawa’s caddy, J.J. Jackovic, asked him what he wanted to do. There was the option of hitting iron, a safe play that would have kept Morikawa on the safe path. Morikawa took hold of his driver and set up for a left-to-right shot. The wind was coming from his left, and he unleashed a flawless drive. It only needed one kick to roll forward onto the green, and the ball did exactly that … stopping a mere seven feet from the cup. Can't. Stop. Watching. pic.twitter.com/oDxiLog4rA— GOLF.com (@GOLF_com) August 10, 2020 “J.J.

In the 2019 Barracuda Championship , Collin Morikawa claimed his first victory on the PGA TOUR with rounds of 13-7-13-14 to finish at +47 in the Modified

Winners of all PGA TOUR events automatically qualify for the PGA Championship . Earlier in the day, Justin Thomas captured victory at the World Golf Championships -FedEx St. Jude Invitational. Because he was already exempt for the PGA Championship , the reserved spot in the field went to

Brooks Koepka, who trailed Johnson by two going into the final round, shot a 4-over 74 to plummet into a tie for 29th. It's his second-worst result at a major since the 2015 U.S. Open.

The PGA Tour heads to Greensboro, North Carolina, next week for the Wyndham Championship. The next major on the schedule is the U.S. Open at Winged Foot, set to take place Sept. 17-20.

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Video: Morikawa astonishes, wins 1st major at PGA Championship (cbc.ca)

23-year-old American Collin Morikawa hit the best golf shot of the year to propel himself to the PGA Championship, and nearly broke the trophy celebrating .
Collin Morikawa got a little too excited while celebrating with the Wanamaker trophy after winning the PGA Championship on Sunday. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images Collin Morikawa took down the PGA Championship on Sunday after besting a crowded field of the greatest players in the world.Morikawa sealed his victory at the par 4 No. 16, where he hit a monster drive onto the green, leaving him just a six-foot putt left for eagle.During his celebration, Morikawa nearly broke the Wanamaker trophy. It was the only mistake he'd made all day.Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

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