Collin Morikawa is an American golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. Collin commenced his PGA Tour career with 22 consecutive made cuts, a feat bettered only by Tiger Woods‘ 25-cut streak. He has a total of four PGA Tour wins, including a major championship, the 2020 PGA Championship. Collin was the top-ranked golfer in the World Amateur Golf Ranking in May 2018.
Morikawa turned professional in 2019 and made his debut at the 2019 RBC Canadian Open, where he tied for 14th place. Morikawa tied for second at the 3M Open on July 17, 2019. Morikawa secured PGA Tour membership for the 2019–20 season when he tied for 4th at John Deere Classic. Two weeks later he won his first PGA Tour event at the Barracuda Championship, beating Troy Merritt by three points.
Morikawa played his first PGA Tour after a three-month gap due to the COVID-19 pandemic and tied for the lead of the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge after 72 holes on June 14, 2020.
In July 2020 he won his second PGA Tour title at the Workday Charity Open by defeating Justin Thomas in a playoff. This win was the first non-alternate PGA Tour victory for him. Morikawa won the 2020 PGA Championship on August 9, 2020, to win a major in only his second major championship start. This win made Morikawa the third-youngest golfer to win the PGA Championship when he won the event at age 23.
Moreover, he was also the fourth golfer to win the PGA Championship before turning 24-years-old. On February 28, 2021, Morikawa won the 2021 WGC-Workday Championship at the Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida by three strokes over Billy Horschel, Viktor Hovland, and Brooks Koepka.
Collin Morikawa net worth is estimated at $5 Million
Morikawa earned $1.82 million by winning the 2021 WGC-Workday Championship. According to sources, Collin Morikawa for the year 2020 has an estimated net worth of $5 million. Through the span of his golfing career, Collin has raked in earnings totaling $7 million from 4 PGA tour event wins.
How Collin Morikawa honored Tiger Woods
Though Morikawa didn’t get the chance to honor Tiger Woods with his wardrobe on Sunday, the 24-year-old golfer honored his boyhood idol with the WGC-Workday Championship win.
“Tiger means everything to me,” Collin Morikawa said to reporters after the victory. “Yes, he had the crash and thankfully he’s alright and hopefully he has a quick and great recovery, but I don’t think we say thank you enough. So, I want to say thank you to Tiger.”
Golfers paid tribute to Tiger Woods, who is recovering following last week’s terrifying car crash, by wearing his signature Sunday outfit. Morikawa informed that his shirt got stuck in transit in Memphis and opted for Tiger Woods’ signature black slacks instead.
Morikawa said, “My agent said that even though the shirt wasn’t there, go out and play like Tiger would with the lead”.
Although Morikawa didn’t get the opportunity to honor Wood’s by wearing red, his girlfriend Katherine Zhu did make sure a special member of their family wore red, their precious Goldendoodle Koa. “Sunday red,” Zhu posted to her Instagram story. “In honor of the GOAT.”
Morikawa now joined his idol Woods as the golfer person to win a major and a WGC event under the age of 25.
The WGC-Workday Championship winner’s Formative years
Morikawa was born on the 6th of February in the year 1997 in Los Angeles, California to Debbie and Blaine Morikawa. Graduated from La Cañada High School in La Cañada Flintridge, California, in Los Angeles County, Morikawa played collegiate golf at the University of California, Berkeley, from 2015 to 2019, winning five times including the 2019 Pac-12 Championship.
Besides his collegiate wins, he won the Western Junior, Trans-Mississippi Amateur, Sunnehanna Amateur, and the Northeast Amateur. Morikawa is a graduate with a degree in business administration.
In relationship with Katherine Zhu
Morikawa is currently dating Katherine Zhu, an amateur golfer who played college golf at Pepperdine University. The couple has been in a relationship for over 5 years and is planning to tie the knot soon.
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