23-year-old Collin Morikawa has shocked the world to win the PGA Championship.
According to the New York Post, he closed with a brilliant 6-under 64, tying the lowest score posted all week, and finished on 13-under for the tournament.
A little more than a year ago, Morikawa was still in college at Cal-Berkeley.
Now he’s a major champion and a three-time winner on the PGA Tour, two of them having come since June.
From the start of Sunday’s final round, this always was going to be a shootout. Picking the winner would be an exercise in futility, a true crapshoot.
It was simply a matter of which compelling storyline was going to emerge victorious after 72 holes at what proved to be a city public course game for a major championship in TPC Harding Park.
In the end, it was Morikawa who punched the gas on the back nine and separated himself.
He snapped a seven-way tie at 10-under on the back nine when he chipped in for birdie on No. 14 to get to 11-under and take the lead alone. And that was just the beginning.
Paul Casey, the 43-year-old Englishman playing in his 64th career major championship and seeking his first victory, caught Morikawa at 11-under with a birdie on the short par-4 16th hole.