Golf World Reacts to Collin Morikawa’s Historic Achievement

Published 11/21/2021, 8:35 AM EST
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/Paul Childs


Collin Morikawa created history today at the DP World Tour Championship as he emerged on top of the leaderboard to snag the climax of the European Tour. With his stellar performance, he not only won our hearts but also become the first American to lift this trophy.

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The 24-year-old spent the first three rounds lurking under the top performers, not quite finding his rhythm. However, it all worked out in the end. His outstanding form shone through as he played a ruthless back-nine with five birdies to claim the top spot. Moreover, as the pressure snuck up on the rest, Morikawa’s mental strength brought out the best in him and led him to victory.

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Meanwhile, Rory’s McIlroy’s form went totally haywire as the overnight leader witnessed three bogeys in the last four holes to finish a disappointing T-6. Amazing performances led Matt Fitzpatrick and Alexander Bjork to finish three strokes behind Morikawa, T-2.

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Collin Morikawa wins the DP World Tour Championship

Just a couple of days ago, Morikawa became the fifth American to win honorary lifetime membership of the European Tour as he won the Open Championship on his first start. And now, he has scripted his name as the first American winner of the DP World Tour.

Moreover, it has been a whirlwind of a year for the world number 2. In just his third year as a professional; he has 5 PGA Tour wins to his name, 3 European Tour wins, and now the year long race to Dubai title. And on his way, he has broken several records and established himself as the best.

Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 26, 2021 Team USA’s Collin Morikawa on the 18th green after Team USA win the Ryder Cup REUTERS/Brian Snyder

In a post win interview, he said, “It’s very special and an honour. To be the first American to do that [win the money list], to put my name against many greats, hall of famers, it’s special.”

Nevertheless, fans on twitter weren’t entirely happy with this win. While acknowledging his great game, they were upset at the fact that an American won the climax of the European Tour. Here is what some of them said-

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Ishita Bhargava

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Ishita Bhargava is a Golf content writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, she has a keen interest in sports and fitness. When not playing or watching a sports event, Ishita can be seen spending time with her pets or binge-watching.

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