Collin Morikawa Biography and Wiki
Born on February 6, 1997, in Los Angeles, California, Collin Morikawa is an American pro golfer who began his PGA career with 22 consecutive made cuts, a feat surpassed only by Tiger Woods’ 25-cut streak.
Collin made his debut as a professional at the 2019 RBC Canadian Open, where he tied for 14th place. On July 7, 2019, Morikawa tied for second at the 3M Open. On July 14, he tied for 4th at John Deere Classic.
With that finish, Morikawa locked up a PGA Tour membership for the 2019–20 season. Morikawa then won his first PGA Tour event two weeks later, at the Barracuda Championship – beating Troy Merritt by three points.
He tied for the lead of the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge after 72 holes on June 14, 2020. This was the first PGA Tour tournament played after a three-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Morikawa missed a short par putt on the first playoff hole to lose to Daniel Berger.
Collin missed his first cut on the PGA Tour at the 2020 Travelers Championship on June 26, 2020, ending a streak of 22 consecutive made cuts, the second-longest streak to start a professional career to the 25 made by Tiger Woods.
Morikawa beat Justin Thomas in a playoff to win his second PGA Tour title at the Workday Charity Open on July 12, 2020. The win was the first non-alternate PGA Tour victory for him.
He rallied from a three-shot deficit with three holes remaining and made a 25-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to stay alive, before winning with a par on the third playoff hole.
Morikawa won the 2020 PGA Championship to win a major in only his second major championship start on August 9, 2020. His final round of 64 tied the lowest final-round score shot by a PGA Champion, matching Steve Elkington in the 1995 PGA Championship.
With his win, he was the third-youngest golfer to win the PGA Championship when he won the event at age 23. Morikawa was also the fourth golfer to win the PGA Championship before turning 24 years old.
Collin Morikawa Age and Birthday
Collin’s is 23 years old as of 2020, He was born on February 6, 1997, in Los Angeles, California.
Collin Morikawa Height
He stands at a tall height of 5 feet and 9 inches (1.75m) with a moderate weight.
Collin Morikawa Parents
Collin is the son of his parents Debbie Morikawa his mother and Blaine Morikawa his father. Collin graduated from La Cañada High School in La Cañada Flintridge, California. He played collegiate golf at the University of California, Berkeley, from 2015 to 2019, winning five times including the 2019 Pac-12 Championship.
Collin won the Western Junior, Trans-Mississippi Amateur, Sunnehanna Amateur, and the Northeast Amateur. He played on the winning Arnold Palmer Cup team in 2017 and 2018, the winning Walker Cup team in 2017, and the Eisenhower Trophy team in 2018 that finished second by one stroke. Collin spent three weeks as the top-ranked golfer in the World Amateur Golf Ranking in May 2018. he graduated in 2019 with a degree in business administration.
Collin Morikawa Heritage and Ethnicity
Collin Morikawa is half Japanese and half American, he is of Asian-American descent.
Collin Morikawa Girlfriend Katherin Zhu
Collin is in a relationship with his girlfriend Katherine Zhu. Despite attending different universities, the pair met whilst Morikawa attended the University of California, Berkley, and Zhu went to Pepperdine University. Some other interesting facts about her are that she majored in International Management, plays the flute and Tiger Woods is her favorite golfer.
Collin Morikawa Net Worth
Collin Morikawa has an estimated net worth of $7.5 million as of 2020. Morikawa became the third-youngest PGA Championship winner since World War II, behind only Rory McIlroy and Jack Nicklaus.
Collin Morikawa Wins
- 2013 Western Junior
- 2015 Trans-Mississippi Amateur
- 2016 Silicon Valley Amateur, Sunnehanna Amateur
- 2017 ASU Thunderbird Invitational, Northeast Amateur
- 2018 Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate, Querencia Cabo Collegiate, Annual Western Intercollegiate
- 2019 The Farms Invitational, Pac-12 Championship
- 201-2020 3 times PGA tour winner
Collin Morikawa Swing
Morikawa’s elite ball-striking is his transition sequence and his arm shallow. Watch the video below;
Collin Morikawa Earnings
Ranked 60th in the world, Collin gains total earnings of about $190,320-$200,00 as of 2020.