‘Became a Collin Fan Today’ – Twitter Reacts to Collin Morikawa’s Heartwarming Gesture at The Open Championship 2021

Published 07/19/2021, 12:25 PM EDT
Golf – The 149th Open Championship – Royal St George’s, Sandwich, Britain – July 18, 2021 Collin Morikawa of the U.S. with the Claret Jug during a press conference after winning The 149th Open Championship R&A/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES


Collin Morikawa created history at the Royal St. George’s. The 24-year-old won the Open Championship by two strokes on Sunday. He became the first player to win two different majors in the first attempt. He broke many records and also created a few. 

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And following his victory, not only his performance but also his championship speech certainly thrilled fans. Moreover, he also earned fans for himself and is on his way to becoming a well-known name around the world. 

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What did Collin Morikawa say in the champion’s speech?

Golf – The 149th Open Championship – Royal St George’s, Sandwich, Britain – July 18, 2021 Collin Morikawa of the U.S. celebrates with the Claret Jug after winning The Open Championship REUTERS/Rebecca Naden

Everyone loved Collin Morikawa’s championship speech at The Open Championship 2021. It was crisp, and at the same time enticing. Here is what he said after winning the 2021 Open Championship at the Royal St. George’s. 

“Matthias, great play. It feels like literally two years ago. As an amateur, it was one of my best experiences of life. You are going to make a journey, you are going to take a step in near future. I see great things ahead for you, so keep it up and enjoy this moment. Everyone Matthias Schmid.”

He started his speech by congratulating the young amateur for winning the silver medal as the top amateur. And the fact that Collin Morikawa congratulated him first won thousands of hearts of golf fans around the world. And this is how Twitter reacted to this gesture of Morikawa. 

Twitter reacts to Morikawa’s gesture

After winning the 2021 Open Championship by two strokes, Morikawa’s champion’s speech won the hearts of golf fans. And they showered him with plenty of praise on Twitter. Let us have a look at a few of them. 

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Most of them have become Morikawa’s fans and are already talking about him as a future superstar. The world no.3 has achieved so much in such a short period and is heading in the right direction moving forward. But the only question that remains is, ‘can he maintain this consistency throughout his career?’

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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