Winner’s Circle: Collin Morikawa Claims WGC Workday Title

Collin Morikawa Wins WGC-Workday Championship
Collin Morikawa celebrates with the Gene Sarazen Cup during the trophy ceremony after winning the final round of World Golf Championships-Workday Championship at The Concession on February 28, 2021 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Collin Morikawa shot a final-round 69 at The Concession Golf Club to claim a (rather stress-free) three-shot victory at the WGC-Workday Championship on Sunday.

The former Cal star finished his final round in Bradenton, Florida with one early bogey (No. 2) offset by four birdies – all within an eight-hole span (Nos. 5, 7, 9, and 12) to reach 18 under par and lock in his first world championship title.

Viktor Hovland (67), Brooks Koepka (70) and Billy Horschel (70) finished T2 on 15 under par.


Pro-File

Name: Collin Morikawa
Nationality: American
Height: 5′ 9″
Weight: 160 lb
Birthdate: Feb, 6, 1997 (age 24)
Native: Los Angeles, Calif.
Resides: Las Vegas, Nevada
College: U Cal, Berkeley
Equipment: TaylorMade


Final: Top-5 Finishers

Pos-Player-Score (Final Rd)
1. Collin Morikawa -18 (-69)
2. Viktor Hovland -15 (-5)
2. Brooks Koepka -15 (-2)
2. Billy Horschel -15 (-2)
5. Scottie Scheffler -14 (-4)


Morikawa: Round-By-Round

Collin Morikawa Wins WGC-Workday Championship
Collin Morikawa lines up a putt on the 18th green during the final round of World Golf Championships-Workday Championship at The Concession on February 28, 2021 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Round 1

Pos-Player-To Par
1. Webb Simpson -12
19. Collin Morikawa -2

Round 2

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 2)
1. Brooks Koepka -11 (-6)
2. Collin Morikawa -10 (-8)

Round 3

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 3)
1. Collin Morikawa -15 (-5)
2. Billy Horschel -13 (-3)
2. Brooks Koepka -13 (-2)


Morikawa’s Stats

Driving: 285.6 yards (58th)
Fairways: 47/56, 83.9% (5th)
Greens: 56/72, 77.78% (2nd)
Putts: 1.554 (2nd)
SG Approach Green: 9.544 (1st)
SG: Putting: 3.952 (10th)
SG: Tee to Green: 12.526 (1st)
SG: Total: 4.120 (2nd)
Scoring: 27 Birdies, 37 Pars, 7 Bogeys, 1 Double


The Trophy Photo

Collin Morikawa Wins WGC-Workday Championship
Collin Morikawa celebrates with the Gene Sarazen Cup during the trophy ceremony after winning the final round of World Golf Championships-Workday Championship at The Concession on February 28, 2021 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Morikawa’s 2021 PGA TOUR Season

Starts: 9
Cuts Made: 9
Wins: 1 (WGC-Workday Championship)
Additional Top 10s: 2
Money: $2,497,267 (9th)
Points: 808 (10th)
World Rank Before/After: 6th/4th


Career Victories

PGA Tour: 4
2021 WGC-Workday Championship
2020 PGA Championship
2020 Workday Charity Open
2019 Barracuda Championship


WITB: Collin Morikawa

Collin Morikawa
Collin Morikawa waits with caddie J.J. Jakovac before hitting his shot from the sixth tee during the third round of the World Golf Championships-Workday Championship at The Concession on February 27, 2021 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/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


Earnings & Rankings

With his win, Morikawa earned $1,800,000 and 550 points to move to 8th on the money list, and 10th on the points lists.

Morikawa received 74 OWGR points, and will move from No. 6 to 4th in the Official World Golf Rankings following this victory.


Quotable

Collin Morikawa Wins WGC-Workday Championship
Collin Morikawa celebrates winning on the 18th green during the final round of World Golf Championships-Workday Championship at The Concession on February 28, 2021 in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
“Love To Win”

“Oh, man. It’s so huge. No matter what anyone says, sleeping on a lead has its pressure, has its nerves. But I was excited to get back in contention, to have a chance to win. It’s something that I miss. Obviously I haven’t had it for a while, but this is what we love to do, we love to win.

“It’s a tough thing out here, but this tournament means so much. With how good the field was, how good my game felt, to close it out like this, with such a stacked leaderboard coming after me, really means a lot.”
Collin Morikawa, 2021 World Golf Champion


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