The first major of the golf season is officially in the books now, and we have a first-time winner in the form of Collin Morikawa. The 23-year old now has three wins on the PGA Tour in about a year of action, and he grabbed victory in the PGA Championship in just his second major start. As a result of the dazzling 64, he’ll obviously get a ton of money, but he’ll also be qualified for all of the majors for the foreseeable future.
The shot everyone will be talking about for ages will be his shot on the par-4 16th. A driveable par-4 in theory, not many had been able to do it as well as he did. He landed it on the front edge of the green, and it rolled to within seven feet. He’d make that putt for eagle, setting up his eventual win. Two holes prior, he made a great birdie from a chipping position following a poor-ish shot. When the dust had settled on the evening at the TPC Harding Park, he had won by two strokes over Paul Casey and Dustin Johnson. A new star has been born in the world of golf, and he’s holding the Wanamaker Trophy now. It might just be the first of many major titles in his early career, it must be said.