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US Golf Star Collin Morikawa, 23, Wins Maiden Major at the PGA Championship

2020 PGA Championship Final Round Highlights: Collin Morikawa wins first Major | CBS Sports HQ

Besting a stacked leaderboard and some of the biggest names in the sport with a pair of all-time shots on the back nine, 23-year-old Collin Morikawa pulled off a stunner on Sunday, shooting a 6-under 64 in the final round at TPC Harding Park to win the 2020 PGA Championship. Morikawa solidified his role as the face of golf’s youth movement, finishing two shots clear of the field at 13 under for the tournament to capture the first major of his career in just his second opportunity. With the victory, Morikawa joins Jack Nicklaus (1963), Tiger Woods (1999) and Rory McIlroy (2012) as Wanamaker Trophy holders at age 23. He’s the third-youngest player to win the PGA Championship in the stroke play era and also the ninth golfer to win the event in his debut.

It will go down as one of those ‘where were you when’ moments. Where were you when Collin Morikawa struck what will surely become known as one of the greatest shots in golf history on his way to a first major title at the age of just 23?

We always knew it was going to take something truly special to win this year’s PGA Championship — the first major tournament of 2020 following the sport’s shutdown due to the global pandemic.

This was a stroke of genius. Albeit one in front of no fans.

No raucous cheers, yet a truly iconic shot for the ages at the 294-yard par-4 16th hole that separated Morikawa from the pack amid a thrilling and pulsating final day at Harding Park, San Francisco — which at one point saw seven players tied for the lead at 10-under par late on Sunday.

Playing in just his second major and in his home state, the California youngster drove the ball to within seven feet of the hole. And then, with nerveless, ice-cool precision, he rolled in the eagle putt that would ultimately propel him to a famous two-shot victory over overnight leader and 2016 US Open champion Dustin Johnson and England’s Paul Casey.

Morikawa closed with a six-under 64, the lowest final round by a champion at this event in a quarter of a century and coming in just his 28th start as a professional. To read more go to the link below:

https://www.kabc.com/news/us-golf-star-collin-morikawa-23-wins-maiden-major-at-the-pga-championship/

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