‘Sense of Comfort’: CJ Cup Favourite Collin Morikawa on Playing in His Home Course

Published 10/13/2021, 8:16 AM EDT
Golf – The 149th Open Championship – Royal St George’s, Sandwich, Britain – July 16, 2021 Collin Morikawa of the U.S. in action on the green during the second round REUTERS/Paul Childs


After multiple tournaments in Las Vegas, the PGA Tour will be conducting the CJ Cup at The Summit Club. This will be one of the last events to happen in Las Vegas for a while. Fans are excited to see what players like Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, and Collin Morikawa will have to offer. Morikawa, however, might have a slight advantage over the others.

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The World No. 3, who last played the Tour Championship, will be starting his current season on a positive note. He will look to secure his sixth PGA Tour title, this time at his home course. Morikawa is a Vegas resident and is also a member of the Summit Club with its logo on his staff bag. If anyone has an advantage, it would be Morikawa.

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He’s had two wins last season, the latest being The Open Championship in July.

Let’s take a look at what Morikawa had to say about playing on his home course.

Collin Morikawa speaks about playing from The Summit Club

While Morikawa never seems to have played a tournament at home, he is definitely looking forward to doing so. “It’s nice to sleep in my own bed and to be at Summit,” he said, according to Golfweek. “It’s kind of unique. I’m not sure how I’m really going to go into this week just mentally about that, but I have to remember that this is still a tournament”.

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

Morikawa added that this will commence his new season, and he has to be ready by Thursday. Despite that, Morikawa admits that home brings a sense of comfort.

“I’m comfortable with a lot of tee shots, I’m comfortable with the approaches, I know where the greens break, I know where to miss the shots, so hopefully we can execute the shots this week”. 

This time, though, Morikawa will not have to try to ‘figure out’ the course before he plays.

Morikawa spoke about his Ryder Cup experience

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While his last PGA Tour event was the Tour Championship, Morikawa played the Ryder Cup – helping Team USA secure their historic 19-9 win. “The Ryder Cup is a whole other beast of itself, right?” he said. “You fight so much more. I think you’re ready by hole one”. 

Golf – The 149th Open Championship – Royal St George’s, Sandwich, Britain – July 16, 2021 Collin Morikawa of the U.S. holds up his ball to the spectators on the eighteenth hole during the second round REUTERS/Rebecca Naden

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Morikawa scored 3-0-1 overall.

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As the CJ Cup approaches, Morikawa has a chance to build on that win and begin his season with an excellent win.

How do you think Morikawa will do on his home turf?

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Devika

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Devika Pawar is a Golf and NBA writer at Essentially Sports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, Devika has an experience with sportswriting at Republic World for around two years now. She loves NBA a little too much, and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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