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Colin Morikawa wins 2020 PGA Championship

Colin Morikawa could be the future of professional golf.

The 23 year old became one of the youngest players to win the PGA Championship Sunday. He joins a list that includes Rory Mcllroy, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods to all win the tournament at just 23.

The Mercury News reports this was only the former Cal grad’s second major tournament. He hit an eagle shot on the 16th hole at Harding Park in San Francisco which gave him a two shot lead and carried him to victory. You can see the  293-yard tee shot here.

“This is just a lot of confidence, a lot of momentum, and it just gives me a little taste of what’s to come,” Morikawa, who turned pro at the age of 19, said.

According to Golf Monthly, Morikawa was born to Debbie and Blaine Morikawa and his girlfriend is Katherine Zhu. Zhu played golf for Pepperdine University in Los Angeles.

He’s had the same coach, Rick Sessinghaus, since the age of 8.

This is his third win on the professional tour.

“It’s amazing. It’s been a life goal, obviously as a little kid, kind of watching everyone grow up, all these professionals, and this is always what I’ve wanted to do. I felt very comfortable from the start. As an amateur, junior golfer, turning professional last year, but to finally close it off and come out here in San Francisco, pretty much my second home where I spent the last four years, is pretty special,” he said to Golf.com.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Despite the awesome accomplishment of 23-yr-old Morikawa winning the PGA Championship in remarkable fashion, the Media kept replaying his miscue of the Wanamaker trophy’s lid falling off. It was already embarrassing for Morikawa when it happened, but Jim Nance, the lead broadcaster for CBS Network’s coverage of the PGA, had to rub it in by replaying the miscue soon after it happened DURING the trophy ceremony & even asking Morikawa to watch it on replay. Wtf?!!? I bet if that were to happen to a White golfer, Nothing would’ve been made of the miscue.
    I bring this up b/c thru-out Film-TV history, Asians/Asian-Americans have always been made fun of and the butt of jokes from the White Media. Sadly, this demeaning treatment continues to this day.

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