Collin Morikawa Wins 102nd PGA Championship

Collin Morikawa

Collin Morikawa is a major champion.

The 23-year-old captures his first major at the 102nd PGA Championship, in just his second major appearance.

Going into the final round two back of the lead, Morikawa shot a bogey-free, six-under 64 to win the Wanamaker Trophy.

He is the first since Keegan Bradley (1) to win the PGA Championship in the fewest number of major appearances.

Morikawa joins Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, and Rory McIlroy as the only golfers to win a major championship at 23-years-old.

The youngster started the day with a two-under Front 9 with back-to-back birdies on holes three and four. But it was the back 9 where Morikawa shined, most notably the shots on 14 and 16.

On the 14th hole, after hitting his second shot short of the green, Morikawa chipped in a 54-footer for birdie. Then, on the short par-4 16th, Morikawa’s tee shot landed six feet from the hole. He made an eagle, where he continues to lead the PGA Tour in that category.

Morikawa led the field in driving accuracy this week, making him the first major champion to do so since 2010.

The PGA Championship is Morikawa’s third career PGA Tour victory, his second coming this year at the Workday Charity Open, defeating World No. 1 Justin Thomas in a playoff.


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