Collin Morikawa is the Champion Golfer of the 12 months because of a two-shot conquer Jordan Spieth at Royal St George’s.
The American held his nerve and shot a powerful final-round 66, ending on 15-under and overtaking 54-hole chief Louis Oosthuizen, who pale on Sunday.
At 24-years previous, Morikawa joins Tiger Woods within the historical past books as the one participant to win The Open and the USPGA Championship earlier than turning 25.
Terribly, this was the world quantity 4’s debut at golf’s oldest occasion, and his second Main triumph in eight begins.
As somebody obsessive about Cap’n Crunch, there may be each likelihood Morikawa turns into the sport’s subsequent serial winner.
Beginning the day two pictures behind Oosthuizen, Morikawa registered a bogey-free spherical, closing out the entrance 9 with three straight birdies earlier than selecting up one other shot on the again.
His closest contender ended up being 2017 champion Spieth, who additionally shot 66, however lives to rue a few dropped pictures on 17 and 18 final night time.
As a part of the federal government’s check occasion scheme, 32,000 spectators loved Morikawa’s brilliance within the Kent sunshine.
And the Californian, nerveless within the fearsome environment, was delighted to experience glory together with golf’s largest crowd because the pandemic started.
“That is by far the most effective moments of my life to see everybody out right here,” Morikawa mentioned on the 18th inexperienced.
“I wouldn’t be right here with out my household, mates, Kat, my girlfriend. They haven’t been in a position to make the journey however they’ve been getting up early to observe.
“We’re all so honoured to be out on this lovely golf course, to be referred to as the Open champion winner, the Champion Golfer of the 12 months. It provides me chills.”