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Collin Morikawa: Player Profile

 

Who is Collin Morikawa?

Already a two-time major champion in his mid-20s, Collin Morikawa is one of the brightest talents in golf right now.

Morikawa spent his collegiate career at the University of California, Berkeley. He won five times during his four year stint at Berkeley, winning the PAC-12 Conference Championship in 2019. He soon turned professional and made his debut on the PGA Tour at the RBC Canadian Open.

The American started his PGA Tour career with 22 made cuts in a row, and he secured his first victory in just his sixth start. Morikawa won the Barracuda Championship, which uses a modified stableford scoring system, by three points. He has gone on to win seven times as a professional, six of those coming on the PGA Tour.

Morikawa has two major titles to his name. He won the PGA Championship at Harding Park in 2020, before then lifting the Claret Jug after winning the Open Championship at Royal St. George’s a year later. At the end of 2021, he had won 3.5 points from a possible 4 in his Ryder Cup debut and won the DP World Tour’s season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. He then featured at a second Ryder Cup in 2023.

Collin Morikawa | An Overview

Personal Information

Name: Collin Morikawa
Born: February 6, 1997
Nationality: United States
Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Career

College: University of California, Berkeley
Turned Pro: 2019
Professional Wins: 7
Highest World Ranking: 2 – October 24, 2021

Best Results In Majors

Best Finishes:
Masters Tournament – T3 (2024)
– PGA Championship – WON (2020)
– US Open – T4 (2021)
– Open Championship – WON (2021)

Professional Wins – 7

2019 (1) – Barracuda Championship
2020 (2) – Workday Charity Open, PGA Championship
2021 (3) – WGC-Workday Championship, Open Championship, DP World Tour Championship
2023 (1) – Zozo Championship

Achievements and Awards

Race to Dubai Champion – 2021

Collin Morikawa | What’s In His Bag?

Morikawa is part of Team TaylorMade, playing SIM, Stealth 2, P770, P7MC and MG4 throughout his bag. He also uses the TP5 ball, and wears Adidas apparel and shoes.

You can read the full piece on Collin Morikawa’s what’s in the bag here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Collin Morikawa

When and where was Collin Morikawa born?

Collin Morikawa was born in Los Angeles, California, United States on February 6, 1997. He began playing golf at the age of 5, but he has admitted that he is the only member of his family that is passionate about the sport.

When did Collin Morikawa turn professional?

Morikawa turned professional in 2019, and made his debut at the RBC Canadian Open where he finished in a tie for 14th, showing his class from the very beginning.

How many PGA Tour titles has Collin Morikawa won?

As of September 2023, Collin Morikawa has won six PGA Tour titles, including two majors. He has lifted the PGA Championship and Open Championship trophies, along with a World Golf Championships win as well. Morikawa also has a win on the DP World Tour, winning the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in 2021.

Who is Collin Morikawa married to?

Morikawa is married to Katherine Zhu. The pair met in 2017, and were married five years later. Zhu studied International Management at Pepperdine University, where she was a member of the women’s golf team. She achieved WGCA-All American honours during her time there.

ALSO: Learn more here about Katherine Zhu

Collin Morikawa wife
Collin Morikawa with wife Katherine during the Masters Tournament Par 3 Contest at Augusta National

Did you Know?

Cut Streak Career Start

Morikawa’s PGA Tour career began in some style. He made the cut at his first 22 events on the PGA Tour, a record second only to Tiger Woods, who made 25 cuts to start his career.

Major Top Fives

Along with his victories at the PGA Championship and the Open Championship, Morikawa has also finished in the top five at the US Open and the Masters Tournament.

Race to Dubai History

Thanks to his performances over the course of the 2021 season, including winning the Open Championship at Royal St George’s, Morikawa made history. He became the first American to win the DP World Tour’s season-long prize, the Race to Dubai.

Other Collin Morikawa Articles

‘It’s all fluff’: Morikawa wants PGA-PIF deal done

Has Collin Morikawa shown why USA lost the Ryder Cup

‘It’s hard to look at the positives’: Morikawa dwells into epic collapse

Morikawa and Hovland throw hilarious shade at fellow PGA Tour star

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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