Collin Morikawa fired a three-under-par 69 to clinch a three-shot triumph at the World Golf Championships-Workday Champion in Florida on Sunday.
The 24-year-old PGA Champion winner– who led by 2 after Saturday’s 3rd round– depended on precise iron play and nerveless putting to liquidate triumph at the Concession Golf Club in Bradenton.
Morikawa’s last round saw him complete on 18 under with a 72-hole aggregate 270, 3 shots clear of Viktor Hovland, Brooks Koepka and Billy Horschel on 15 under.
After an early stumble when he bogeyed the par-four 2nd, Morikawa recuperated his composure to play perfectly afterwards.
A 195-yard 2nd shot on the 5th hole left him with a seven-foot birdie putt which he appropriately rolled in to go back to even for the round.
A deft bunker shot on the seventh established another birdie possibility which he transformed and he made the turn at 2 under after making an 11-foot birdie putt on the ninth.
Another birdie putt on the 12th saw him relocate to 18 under total and he then rattled off 6 straight pars down the stretch to bag the 4th PGA Trip win of an expert profession that is still less than 2 years of ages.
” It reveals that I can come out here and complete,” Morikawa stated after dominating versus a strong field that consisted of almost every gamer worldwide’s leading 50.
” What a week. I was dealing with a lot these previous number of weeks. My video game felt so excellent, I’m so ecstatic today.”
Morikawa is now just the 2nd gamer after Tiger Woods to win both a significant and a WGC title prior to turning 25.
– ‘Thank you, Tiger’ –
Woods is presently recuperating in health center in Los Angeles after a severe auto accident on Tuesday left him with major leg injuries.
The Los Angeles-raised Morikawa, who matured idolising Woods, commemorated the stricken previous world primary.
” Tiger implies whatever to me,” Morikawa stated. “Yes, he had the crash and luckily he’s alright and will make a fast healing. However I do not believe we state thank you enough, so I wish to state thank you to Tiger.”
Previously, Norway’s Hovland had actually looked poised to challenge Morikawa at the top of the leaderboard after a wild round that consisted of 5 birdies and a bogey on the front 9.
2 more birdies on the 12th and 13th holes put him at 6 under for the day however his charge stalled with bogeys on the 14th and 16th.
Koepka on the other hand was not able to put pressure on Morikawa over the closing holes when he missed out on a simple birdie putt on the 17th which might have put him within 2 of the lead with one to play.
Koepka, who had actually been fighting neck discomfort and tightness considering that Saturday’s 3rd round, closed with a two-under-par 70.
Scottie Scheffler ended up alone in 5th on 14 under after a rollercoaster four-under-par 68 that included 8 birdies, 2 bogeys and a double-bogey 6.
Scheffler was among a number of gamers who required to the course on Sunday using Woods’ signature Sunday colours of red and black, in a program of assistance for the 15-time significant winner.
Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood, Phil Mickelson and Tony Finau were simply a few of the gamers who ended up using Woods’ renowned colour combination.