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Sport Collin Morikawa and girlfriend Katherine Zhu have awkward exchange after he wins PGA Championship

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

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Zhu played collegiate golf at Pepperdine University. Prior to the 2020 Sony Open in Hawaii, Collin Morikawa is joined by his girlfriend , Katherine Zhu , to play a hole at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu.

Collin Morikawa ’s girlfriend , Katherine Zhu , has been with him since his amateur golf career. Morikawa ’s PGA career is going great, alongside his relationship with Zhu . She has been with him before he made it to the pros and has supported him through his advancing career.

Collin Morikawa on Sunday captured his first career major, winning the PGA Championship in San Francisco by shooting 13-under for the tournament. And he did it all at the age of 23.

a statue of a person: Collin Morikawa celebrates with the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the 2020 PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park.  © Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Collin Morikawa celebrates with the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the 2020 PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park.

After making a par putt on the 18th hole to lock up the major, Morikawa started to celebrate. He headed toward his girlfriend Katherine Zhu and was about to go in for a kiss or close embrace, but then the reaction changed, and they pulled away from each other. Morikawa put up his hand for a high-five instead.

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Collin Morikawa wasn’t having it. “ He called me out on it,” recalls Cal men’s golf coach Walter Chun. Instead, he finished T2 at the 3M Open in just his fourth PGA TOUR start as a professional, earning Special Temporary Member status, and won the Barracuda Championship three weeks later

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Perhaps due to COVID-19 mask guidelines, the two avoided a kiss. Then they realized they could still hug and did that. They also were shown later getting more cozy.

Morikawa has been accompanied by Zhu at many of his recent events. She is a golfer as well and played at Pepperdine in college and also professionally in China. The two have been together since at least 2017, based on Zhu’s Instagram account.

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Morikawa claims 1st major with brilliant finish at PGA Championship

  Morikawa claims 1st major with brilliant finish at PGA Championship 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. 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."It's amazing," Morikawa said afterward, according to ASAP Sports.

He then won his first PGA Tour event two weeks later, at the Barracuda Championship after beating Troy Merritt by three strokes. Collin Morikawa is in a romantic relationship with his girlfriend , Katherine Zhu . The duo has been together for almost half a decade.

Collin Morikawa showed incredible nerve against Justin Thomas to clinch his second PGA Tour. Youngster Collin Morikawa electrified the golf world over the weekend after he narrowly avoided But Thomas, the 2017 PGA Championship winner who had been flawless through the first three rounds

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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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