Collin Morikawa: "A victory for Tiger Woods"
by ANDREA GUSSONI | VIEW 1093
Collin Morikawa wins the World Golf Championships-Workday Championship at The Concession in Florida and emulates his legend of all time, Woods, becoming the only player - along with Tiger - to win a Major (the PGA Championship in 2020) and a WGC before of 25 years.
In Bradenton, Morikawa's show company dedicates its success to "The Big Cat", in the most difficult days for Woods, involved in a serious car accident.
Collin Morikawa, statements
"Tiger means everything to me. Luckily he is better now and I hope he can recover as soon as possible.
Every time in life we ââlose people we love without thanking them enough for what they did. My grandfather passed away a month ago and this I want to dedicate victory to him and to Woods ".
This is Morikawa's tribute at the end of the race. After having mortgaged the success on the "moving day" the 24-year-old from Los Angeles with a partial final of 69 (-3) out of a total of 270 (-18), he crossed the line first with three strokes ahead of a trio of 'pursuers composed of compatriots Brooks Koepka and Billy Horschel, as well as the Norwegian Viktor Hovland, all second with 273 (-15).
Fifth place (274, -14) for Scottie Scheffler, 6 / o (276, -12) for Rory McIlroy (for him the "WGC Slam is postponed), Louis Oosthuizen and Webb Simpson. Top 10 for Patrick Reed (defending champion) , 9 / o (277, -11) as Jason Kokrak.
On the course of The Concession Golf Club (par 72), nothing to do for the other big names. Justin Thomas, third in the world ranking, did not go beyond 15 / a place (280, -8). While Tyrrell Hatton and Bryson DeChambeau shared the 22nd position (282, -6).
Jon Rahm (world number 2), 32 / o with 284 (-4), and Dustin Johnson (king of golf), only 54 / o (293, +5), disappointed expectations. He was unable to wear the red shirt, as many of his colleagues did, due to a delay in shipping.
For him only a black trousers to pay homage to Woods before dedicating him a success that is worth a lot. With the feat at the WGC Morikawa passes from 6 / a to 4 / a position in the world ranking and collects a check for 1,820,000 dollars against a total prize money of 10,500,000.
And the triumph in Florida also earned the Californian his fourth title on the PGA Tour, a figure that included a Major and a WGC.