Collin Morikawa, 24, captured his second major championship on Sunday at the 149th Open, becoming the first men’s golfer in history to win his debut at two separate major events. He also became just the eighth golfer ever to win two majors before the age of 25. The phenom finished 15 under for the tournament, besting second-place finisher Jordan Spieth (-13) and third-place finishers Jon Rahm and Louis Oosthuizen (-11).
Morikawa ended up atop of a star-studded leaderboard in come-from-behind fashion as he parlayed a one-stroke deficit at the 54-hole turn into a two-stroke win, touching off his week with a bogey-free 4-under 66 in Round 4. Spieth and Rahm matched him with 66s in a wild final round that left us with a tremendous finish.
“This is by far one of the best moments of my life,” said Morikawa after the round. “… It gives me chills.”