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By winning the 149th Open, Morikawa became the first golfer in history to win two majors on his first attempts.
Collin Morikawa, 24, won his second major championship at the 149th Open on Sunday and was the first player in the history of men’s golf to debut in two different major events. Also for the eighth golfer in history to win two majors before the age of 25.
Congratulations to my classmate, fellow @cal Alum @collin_morikawa! Among the Youngest Americans to win the Open before 25, in the elite company of Jones, Woods & Spieth! ⛳️ #TheOpen https://t.co/cWY2mUgXwY
— Avjit Singh (@avjitsingh22) July 18, 2021
Morikawa climbed to the top of a star-studded leaderboard by turning a 54-hole corner impact deficit into a two-stroke win and his week into a gangless 4-under 66 in Round 4.
Together with 2010 Open Championship winner and 54-hole leader Louis Oosthuizen, who won the same championship 11 years ago today, Sunday, the two pairs exchanged the first three holes of the final round at Royal St. George’s. But when Oosthuizen vanished with the scarecrows in the fourth and seventh, Morikawa stood up and took the lead by sinking birds in the seventh, eighth and ninth. He started at 32 and got to 34 and finished his week with 31 straight holes with no bogey to win the Claret Jug.
Jordan Spieth, three-time Major champion and 2017 Open champion, made his run on Sunday to push Morikawa onto the track on lap 4. After beating the bogeys in numbers 4 and 6, the seventh eagle and the little bird 9, 10, 13 and 14 are placed on one of Morikawa’s heads on the back. But Morikawa, who played a hole behind him, got a response every round with a birdie at par 4 14 and a pair of parspars at 15 and 16 as he took it home.
Morikawa, who won the 2020 PGA championship, is the second golfer, along with Tiger Woods, to win the Open and PGA championship before age 25. Only three golfers in the history of the sport, Gene Sarazen, Bobby Jones and now Morikawa, have won more majors in eight or fewer starts in such events.