Collin Morikawa: a new star is born after PGA Championship success

Charting the rise of Collin Morikawa's golf career...

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Tue, 11 Aug 2020

Collin Morikawa had been tipped for major success ever since bursting on the PGA Tour scene last year, only it's fair to say that few expected his rise to happen quite so quickly. 

Morikawa, 23, is now a major champion following his two-stroke victory at the PGA Championship on Sunday, a win that marks his third title on the PGA Tour since turning pro in June 2019. GolfMagic takes a closer look at the rise of Morikawa's career in the video below...

KEY STATS FROM THE PGA:

- Morikawa now has one major and two PGA Tour wins under his belt since turning pro in June 2019

- He is the third youngest winner of the PGA Championship at 23 years, 6 months and 3 days

- Morikawa has jumped to World No.5 in the OWGR ranking

- He would actually be World No.1 if his OWGR points were divided by the 28 events he has played so far versus the minimum 40 divisor that the OWGR uses

- Collin's 64 was the lowest final round by a PGA champion ever

- Morikawa joins Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy as the only players to win the PGA Championship at 23 years old

- With his PGA win, Morikawa now gets a lifetime exemption into the PGA Championship, as well as five-year exemption in the Masters, US Open, The Open and PGA Tour

- Morikawa's closing 36 holes was the lowest by any champion in men's major history (129 - 65/64)

- Collin led the field at TPC Harding Park in SG: Total, SG: Putting, Driving Accuracy (%) and Approach Shot (proximity to the hole)

- In his first 28 starts as a professional, Collin has one major, two PGA Tour wins, six Top 10s and just one missed cut (Tiger's record in his first 28 starts as a professional are one major, six PGA Tour wins, eight Top 10s and also just one missed cut)

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