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 six times as a professional, five 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.
Collin Morikawa | An Overview
Name: Collin Morikawa
Born: February 6, 1997
Nationality: United States
Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
College: University of California, Berkeley
Turned Pro: 2019
Professional Wins: 6
Highest World Ranking: 2 – October 24, 2021
Best Results In Majors
Professional Wins – 6
2019 (1) – Barracuda Championship
2020 (2) – Workday Charity Open, PGA Championship
2021 (3) – WGC-Workday Championship, Open Championship, DP World Tour Championship
Achievements and Awards
Race to Dubai Champion – 2021
Collin Morikawa | What’s In His Bag?
Driver: TaylorMade SIM (8°; Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 60 TX shaft)
Fairway Woods: TaylorMade SIM Rocket 3 (14°; Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX shaft), TaylorMade Stealth 2 (18°; Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX shaft)
Irons: TaylorMade P770 (4; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shaft), TaylorMade P7MC (5-6; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts), TaylorMade P7CM (7-PW; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts)
Wedges: TaylorMade MG4 (50-09SB, 56-08LB; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts), TaylorMade MG4 TW (60; True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shaft)
Putter: TaylorMade TP Soto
Ball: TaylorMade TP5
Shoes: adidas ZG23
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 five 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.
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.