Collin Morikawa wins the tournament and remembers Tiger Woods

Collin Morikawa wins the tournament and remembers Tiger Woods

The American Collin Morikawa was proclaimed this new Sunday champion of the PGA Tour Workday Championship, by completing the fourth round with a record of 69 (-3) and add 270 hits (-18), three less than their compatriots Brooks Koepka y Billy Horschell along with Norwegian Viktor Hovland, who achieved 273 (-15) and shared second place. Hovland was the best of the three on the day by delivering a signed card of 67 (-5), while Koepka and Horschell finished with two cards of 70 strokes (-2).

Morikawa, PGA Champion, overcame an early error, regained control in the corner, threw two putts, and then showed consistency on a course like the Concession Golf Club, known for frustrations generated at any time to the players. The new champion picked up some short game tips from the great champions, Mark O’Meara on his putt, Paul Azinger on the chip, and both were key for him to get another great victory, which allowed him pay tribute to your childhood idol Tiger Woods.

Morikawa also know thrilled when he finished referirse a Woods and what it has meant in his development as a professional player, just like his paternal grandfather, who died last month. “You can’t thank those people enough,” Morikawa declared at the conclusion of the match. “So, ‘Thank you guys.’

Morikawa, que took an award in cash of $ 1,820,000 and 550 points for the classification of the FedEx Cup, recognized that he had played great golf throughout the tournament and be left with three strokes of advantage sAbout the figures that were behind in the classification said it all.

The new champion, with barely 24 years old, he won for the fourth time in his last 34 starts on the PGA Tour. Became the player number 24 to win a important title and a world golf championship, Y he joined Woods as the only players to win both before their 25th birthday. Woods was 23 when he won the first of his 18 world golf championships.

The last day of the tournament was a tribute to Woods, with red numbers on the board and on the golf course, plus multiple players wearing red t-shirts and black pants, the colors Sundays of former world champion, as a show of support as he recovers from career-threatening leg injuries after his car accident outside of Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Morikawa did not have the colors, but gave all the tribute to woods with his game by becoming the golfer to beat as so often happened with the legendary American player. Outside of a chipped chip on the second hole that made him fight for the bogey, Morikawa didn’t miss a street the rest of the way and he was rarely out of position.

Horschel he caught Morikawa after three holes and tried to stay with him. Koepka he had the last good chance to catch it until, losing by three to an eagle chance of about 10 meters on the 17th hole, he threw three putts for par.

Hovland, who finished his second round with a quad bogey, might have had the best chance of all. The young Norwegian golfer managed to get off the wire grass and onto the green to make a birdie on par 5 of hole 13, his seventh birdie of the round that he made it with a single shot.

Their hopes ended effectively in the next hole. Just as Morikawa was throwing an eight-foot birdie putt on the short 12th hole, par 4, Hovland threw his 12.5-meter birdie putt beyond the hole on par 3 of 14, and missed the par putt. , leaving the new champion all the way free.

The Spaniards Jon Rahm and Sergio García they shared the thirty second put when adding 284 (-4) after delivering 68 (-4) and 76 (+4) cards respectively. His compatriot Rafael Cabrera had a record of 75 (+3) and finished in the position 59 with the sum of 295 hits (+7).

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