Collin Morikawa Suffers Hilarious Moment Trying to Remember Tiger Woods’ PGA Tour Wins

Published 10/20/2021, 8:24 AM 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 is currently in Japan getting ready to compete in the Zozo Championship. This is one of the very few PGA Tour events that take place outside of the United States. Furthermore, the Zozo Championship is also a significant tournament owing to the fact that Tiger Woods rewrote history at this event. 

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A couple of years ago, back in 2019, Tiger Woods won the Zozo Championship by finishing 19-under for the tournament. He was three strokes ahead of any player and triumphed over hometown favorite Hideki Matsuyama. 

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The significance of this Tiger Woods victory was massive. It was unlike any other. The victory at Narashino Country Club earned Woods his 82nd PGA Tour victory. With this, he tied Sam Snead for most tour wins, a feat that many believed was untouchable. 

Collin Morikawa gets Tiger Woods’ win count wrong at a press conference 

Tiger Woods is not participating in the 2021 Zozo Championship as he’s still recovering from the single-car crash in February. Meanwhile, Collin Morikawa will be playing the event and was asked a question about Woods during a recent press conference. 

Morikawa was present when Woods clinched his 82nd title and was asked to recollect some of his memories from that moment. 

“I don’t think I really played with him or saw him around the golf course when I was out there,” Morikawa mentioned. 

“But 83 wins is just amazing right? 82 wins, sorry. I’m getting called out. To get the 82nd win obviously it’s amazing and what he’s done for the game is just impressive,” Morikawa added. 

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Morikawa had a hilarious moment in front of the press when he uttered that Tiger Woods has 83 PGA Tour wins. If that was the reality, then Woods would be the most decorated player in golf history. 

However, the 24-year-old swiftly corrected his statement and later added more valuable points about the 15-time major champion. Morikawa added that Tiger Woods proved to the world that you’re never too old to compete. 

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Currently 45, Woods is recovering from the car accident he suffered in February. While he is keen on making a comeback, the recovery process has been grueling. When do you think Tiger Woods would be fully fit to return to professional golf? 

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at EssentiallySports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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