Colin Morikawa (1 U.S.P.G.A.)


Collin Morikawa (born February 6, 1997) is an American professional golfer. He began his PGA Tour career with 22 consecutive made cuts, a feat surpassed only by Tiger Woods' 25-cut streak.[3] Morikawa has three PGA Tour wins – including a major championship, the 2020 PGA Championship. In May 2018, Morikawa spent three weeks as the top-ranked golfer in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.[4][5]

Morikawa made his debut as a professional at the 2019 RBC Canadian Open, where he tied for 14th place. On July 7, 2019, Morikawa tied for second at the 3M Open. On July 14, he tied for 4th at John Deere Classic. With that finish, Morikawa locked up PGA Tour membership for the 2019–20 season.[9] Morikawa then won his first PGA Tour event two weeks later, at the Barracuda Championship – beating Troy Merritt by three points.[10]

On June 14, 2020, Morikawa tied for the lead of the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge after 72 holes. This was the first PGA Tour tournament played after a three-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Morikawa missed a short par putt on the first playoff hole to lose to Daniel Berger.[11]

On June 26, 2020, Morikawa missed his first cut on the PGA Tour at the 2020 Travelers Championship, ending a streak of 22 consecutive made cuts, the second-longest streak to start a professional career to the 25 made by Tiger Woods.[3]

On July 12, 2020, Morikawa beat Justin Thomas in a playoff to win his second PGA Tour title at the Workday Charity Open. The win was the first non-alternate PGA Tour victory for him.[12]Morikawa rallied from a three-shot deficit with three holes remaining, and made a 25-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to stay alive, before winning with a par on the third playoff hole.

On August 9, 2020, Morikawa won the 2020 PGA Championship to win a major in only his second major championship start.[13] His final round of 64 tied the lowest final round score shot by a PGA Champion, matching Steve Elkington in the 1995 PGA Championship.[14] With his win, Morikawa was the third youngest golfer to win the PGA Championship when he won the event at age 23.[15]Morikawa was also the fourth golfer to win the PGA Championship before turning 24 years old.[14]