Collin Morikawa Joins Tiger Woods in a Special Record in Golf History Books

Published 09/30/2021, 9:41 AM EDT
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


Collin Morikawa is one of the most prominent players on the PGA Tour. The 24-year-old had a remarkable 2020-21 PGA Tour season with two victories, including a major championship title. Moreover, apart from these victories, he had eight top 10 finishes and a recent Ryder Cup win to make it one of the best seasons of his brief career so far. 

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Meanwhile, Collin Morikawa’s best performance on the PGA Tour came in the WGC-Workday Championship. While his major title came at the Open Championship in Royal St. George’s links course. Furthermore, the youngster from California has now got himself into an elite list of players.  

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Collin Morikawa joins Tiger Woods on an elite list

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

Recently, Justin Ray, a golf statistician, tweeted a star that shows Morikawa joining Tiger Woods and Johnny Revolta and becoming a third American to join the list. According to Justin Ray, Collin Morikawa has become only the third American player to win a major and be on a winning Ryder Cup team in the same season at age 24 or younger. 

The other two players are Johnny Revolta and Tiger Woods. Meanwhile, Revolta was the first American to achieve this in the year 1935, while Tiger did the same in 1999. And now, Collin Morikawa has become the third player to do it in the year 2021. 

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Meanwhile, Morikawa won the final major championship of the season, The Open Championship, and won his second major event. Furthermore, the young sensation from California had an excellent Ryder Cup, and his pairing with Dustin Johnson was unbeatable. 

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Collin remained unbeaten in the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits. He played four games and managed to win three and tie the final day singles against Viktor Hovland. Since Collin Morikawa has made it into an elite list with Tiger Woods, he will be hopeful of continuing this form in the upcoming 2021-22 PGA Tour season. 

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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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