Making his first look at the occasion, Collin Morikawa on Sunday received the British Open by two strokes.
A yr in the past, Morikawa received the P.G.A. Championship in his debut at the event. Morikawa, 24, turns into the first male golfer to win two completely different main golf championships whereas enjoying in them for the first time. Overall, he has competed in solely eight majors in his profession. He is the fourth American to win the British Open in the previous 10 years.
It was the fifth victory for Morikawa in a PGA Tour-sanctioned occasion. He has had seven prime 10 finishes this yr, together with a victory in the World Golf Championship-Workday Championship. Raised in California, he graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and turned professional in 2019. In his first 14 months on tour, he had eight prime 10 finishes.
Morikawa started the remaining spherical on Sunday at Royal St. George’s one stroke off the lead held by Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa. The American Jordan Spieth completed second at 13 beneath. Oosthuizen dropped to a tie with Jon Rahm in third.
The British Open returned to Royal St. George’s this yr for the first time since 2011, when Darren Clarke of Northern Ireland received the championship. Clarke, at 42, grew to become the oldest golfer to win the British Open since 1967 when he received by three strokes to carry off the Americans Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson, who completed tied for second.
The British Open was not contested in 2020 due to the pandemic.