Golf World Fumes as Collin Morikawa Answers a Question About the Rumored Super Golf League

Published 12/02/2021, 12:24 PM EST
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


Collin Morikawa is one of the best golfers on the PGA Tour. He has already won five PGA Tours and two major championships in his career so far. Notably, he finished the 2021 European Tour season on a high note as well. He won the DP World Tour Championship and also secured the Race to Dubai title a couple of weeks ago in Dubai. 

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Currently, Collin is at the Hero World Challenge, his last event for the year. With a win this week, he can overtake Jon Rahm as the World No.1 for a while on the OWGR. However, things escalated a bit in his pre-round press conference, where he expressed his views on the Super Golf League. 

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Collin Morikawa wants the game to grow

During the pre-round press conference on Wednesday, a reporter asked Collin Morikawa about his views on the rumored super golf league. To which, Morikawa said“You know, look, I’m 24, and I’m keeping all eyes and ears open to everything. But the PGA Tour has been the focal point of my entire career, right? You grew up watching the PGA Tour, you grew up watching guys like Tiger and Rory just dominate the game, and that’s what you want to do, you come out here and win.” 

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However, he also said that the intention is to grow the game and not keep it limited to the U.S. market. He wants to make golf a global sport, and for that, Collin said he wants to create an impact. “I think you look at guys like Tiger, who’s done his entire career pretty much on the PGA Tour, and he’s made that impact, right?” 

“At 24, it’s thinking how do I make that impact in five years, in ten years. But even, you know, in a month or a year? How do you make that impact so young? So, look, when it comes to Saudi, when it comes to the PGA Tour, I think the underlying message that everyone needs to realize is we are here to grow the game,” he added.

Golf world reacts to Collin Morikawa’s comments on the Saudi league

Following his comments, golf fans weren’t happy. Taking to Twitter, they expressed their disappointment with his take on the super golf league.

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What do you guys think about his comments? Does Collin make a fair point?

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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 from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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