Collin Morikawa won his first major tournament on Sunday, winning the PGA Championship after knocking out Paul Casey, Bryson DeChambeau and the rest of the roster.
The 23-year-old didn’t finish higher than 35 in a professional tournament, but the last two rounds at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco helped him win.
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He also brought home a pretty expensive check. The total amount raised at the PGA Championship this year was $ 11 million.
Morikawa brought home $ 1.98 million.
The 23-year-old shot back 69 points in the first two rounds of the tournament before ending the third round with 65 to keep him in striking distance from the leaders.
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Morikawa’s eagle in hole 16 was what gave the young golfer an advantage later in the round. On par 4, he drove the ball 7 feet from the pin and nailed the eagle shot. Ultimately, it has been proven to be the difference maker and what sets him apart from Casey.
He finished the fourth round with 64.
Morikawa had two PGA Tour victories entering the PGA Championship. He won the Barracuda 2019 championship and last month won the Workday Charity Open in a playoff match against Justin Thomas.
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Casey and Dustin Johnson shared the second prize worth $ 1,188 million and brought in $ 968,000 each. DeChambeau, Tony Finau, Jason Day, Matthew Wolff and Scottie Scheffler, each brought in $ 404,350.