Steady. Calm. Reliable. Those are three words to describe the play of Collin Morikawa. The American showed each of those traits as he strolled toward victory at the Open at Royal St. George’s on Sunday. Coming into the fourth and final round down a stroke to Louis Ooisthuizen, he would be unfazed, shooting a -4 66 to win by two over Jordan Spieth and a further two over both Jon Rahm and the aforementioned Ooisthuizen. Let’s not forget the fact that this was Morikawa’s very first appearance in the Open and he won it.
This is traditionally the toughest of the four to win due to the fact that the ‘links’ style is so much different from what players are used to. Morikawa shook that off with aplomb, and he set the world on fire to grab a second major win. He also won the PGA Championship- in his first appearance- back in 2020. So that is two majors for the 24-year-old, and you have to think there is plenty more to come from him provided the expectations of the media don’t weigh too heavily on him.