PGA Championship: Collin Morikawa pips Paul Casey and Dustin Johnson to trophy


Collin Morikawa has won this year's PGA Championship after finishing his round 13 under par, two shots ahead of Paul Casey and Dustin Johnson, who finished tied for second.

The American produced a rather impressive round of six under on the final day, where he was seemingly one of many who could possibly win the tournament.

In fact, during one stage of the back nine, SIX people were tied for the lead, but the competition swung in favour of the 23-year-old when he struck an eagle on the 16th.

Ranked 12th in the world, Morikawa was playing in just his second major, but there was no signs of nerves or inexperience on the final day as he got the job done and took home the victory by two clear shots.

Behind the American was Casey and Johnson, who were tied for second.

Speaking after his maiden victory, the American said, as per BBC Sport: "It's amazing. As a little kid, watching all these professionals, this is always what I've wanted to do.

"I felt very comfortable from the start, as an amateur, junior golfer, turning professional last year. But to finally close it off and come out here in San Francisco, pretty much my second home where I spent the past four years, it's pretty special."


Despite being so close, but yet so far, Casey was in positive spirits after the round, and he paid tribute to the victor, saying: "I played wonderful golf, but Collin thoroughly deserves it. I mean, what a shot he hit on 16, just awesome golf. There's nothing you can do except tip your cap to that.

"I'm very, very happy. It's been a great week, a strange week obviously missing the fans."

There was obviously a lot of interest in a certain Tiger Woods as well, wondering how he would fare, and in the end, he finished tied 37 on one under.

Despite this lowly finish, he's said he will take positives going into the next major.


"What I got out of this week is that I felt I was competitive," Woods said, as per Yahoo.

"If I would have made a few more putts on Friday early on, and the same thing with Saturday, I feel like would have been right there with a chance come today.

"It didn't happen, but I fought hard. That's golf. We lose way more tournaments than we win."

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