Morikawa wins the PGA!
Posted on 12th August 2020 at 11:26
Last week the first major was played since the Coronavirus outbreak at Harding Park, the US PGA. There was a lot of uncertainty around the event, especially as it was played with no spectators. There were questions over whether it would affect the players, and even the viewing experience of the millions watching at home. However, these worries were completely unfounded, as the event was a huge success. This was helped massively by the final day leaderboard, with over 25 players still in contention. Haotong Li started the tournament well and was 3 shots clear at the halfway stage. On the Saturday Dustin Johnson played some brilliant Golf to move into pole position by 1 shot going into the final day, although he had a congested group just behind him look to overthrow him on the Sunday.
The final day was compelling viewing, with the leaderboard changing constantly throughout the day. Matthew Wolff, Bryson DeChambeau, Paul Casey all threatened and hit the front at times, but it was a relative newcomer who shone the brighest and played nearly flawless Golf. Collin Morikawa, playing in only his second major, created history with the lowest ever score recorded on a weekend at a major championship. His last 2 rounds of 65 and 64 took him from tied 25th to taking the win, playing some dazzling shots in the process. The chip in on the 14th was a huge turning point as it could have easily gone the other way. On the back of this he drove the green on the 16th to 7 feet from the hole, which he duly knocked in for Eagle. This was one of the best drives ever seen at a major, especially because of the importance of it. Morikawa then held his nerve on the last 2 holes to claim a historic victory.
Collin Morikawa is definitely a star of the future, and adds to the already world class field of players!
Bring on the US Open!!!
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