Winner’s Circle: Collin Morikawa Claims PGA Championship

Collin Morikawa Wins 2020 PGA Championship
Collin Morikawa celebrates making his final putt on the 18th green with caddie Jonathan Jakovac during the final round of the 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park on Aug 9, 2020 in San Francisco, CA. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Collin Morikawa shot a final-round 64 to claim a two-stroke victory over Dustin Johnson and Paul Casey at the 2020 PGA Championship.

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Morikawa finished his final day in San Francisco with 13 pars, four birdies and one highlight-reel eagle en route to his first major.

With the win, Morikawa earned $1,980,000 and 600 FedExCup points. He also picked up 100 Official World Golf Ranking points and will move to No. 5 (from 12th).


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Pro-File

Name: Collin Morikawa
Nationality: American
Height: 5′ 9″
Weight: 160 lb
Birthdate: Feb, 6, 1997 (age 23)
Native: Los Angeles, Calif.
Resides: Las Vegas, Nevada
College: U Cal, Berkeley
Equipment: TaylorMade


Final Scores: Top 5

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Collin Morikawa -13 (-6)
2. Paul Casey -11 (-4)
3. Matthew Wolff -10 (-5)
3. Jason Day -10 (-4)
3. Bryson DeChambeau -10 (-4)
3. Tony Finau -10 (-4)
3. Dustin Johnson -10 (-1)


Morikawa’s 2020 PGA Tour Season

Starts: 17
Cuts Made: 16
Wins: 2 (Workday Open, PGA Championship)
Additional Top 10: 4
Earnings: $5,144,088 (2)
FedExCup Pts: 1,902 (2)
World Rank Before/After: 12/4


Morikawa’s Winning Numbers

Collin Morikawa Wins 2020 PGA Championship
Collin Morikawa celebrates chipping in for birdie on the 14th hole during the final round of the 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park on Aug 9, 2020 in San Francisco, CA. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images
Top-line Stats

Driving: 290.5 (40th)
Fairways: 69.6%, 39/56 (1st)
Greens: 70.8%, 50/72 (7th)
Putts/Per GIR: 1.686 (8th)
Scores: 1 Eagle, 18 Birdies, 46 Pars, 7 Bogeys

Strokes Gained

Off the Tee: 6.76 (19th)
Approach the Green: 4.10 (18th)
Tee to Green: 6.81 (19th)
Putting: 8.27 (1st)
Total: 15.12 (1st)


WITB: Collin Morikawa

Collin Morikawa Wins 2020 PGA Championship
Collin Morikawa plays his shot from the 15th tee during the final round of the 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park on Aug 9, 2020 in San Francisco, CA. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Driver: Taylormade SIM (8°)
Fairway: Taylormade SIM (15°)
Utility: TaylorMade P790 UDI (2)
Low Irons: TaylorMade P750 (4-5)
High Irons: TaylorMade P7TW (6-PW)
Gap Wedge: TaylorMade Milled Grind 2 (52°)
Sand Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM8 (56˚)
Lob Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM8 (60˚)
Putter: TaylorMade TP Collection Soto
Ball: TaylorMade TP5X
Hat: Taylormade
Shoes: Adidas Tour 360


Money & Points

With his win, Morikawa earned $1,980,000 and 600 FedExCup points. He will move to No. 2 on both the points and money lists.
Morikawa also received 100 OWGR points to crack the top-5 (No. 4) in the world rankings.


On Social

Here’s a roundup of the celebration at TPC Harding Park along with some numbers.


Quotable

Collin Morikawa Wins 2020 PGA Championship
Collin Morikawa poses with the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park on Aug 9, 2020 in San Francisco, CA. Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images
Cloud Nine

“You know, I’m on Cloud Nine right now. It’s hard to think about what this championship means, and obviously it’s a major, and this is what guys go for, especially at the end of the their career, and we’re just starting.

“So I think this is just a lot of confidence, a lot of momentum, and it just gives me a little taste of what’s to come. I got a taste of this now. Obviously it was a very crowded leaderboard. At one point if you looked at the leaderboard it was all at 10-under and it was a party pretty much. So yeah, this one is going to be very special.”
Collin Morikawa


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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