Collin Morikawa What's In The Bag And Player Profile
Article Update October 2023
COLLIN MORIKAWA produced a brilliant final round of 63 to win the Zozo Championship in Japan, ending a worrying drought for the American double major champion.
It was his first success since claiming the DP World Tour Championship, and he did it in brilliant fashion, racing to a six-shot victory at the Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club just outside Tokyo.
“It feels so good, I can't even explain it,” Morikawa said. “I knew I was going to get here at some point. It's like getting your first win, your first major.”
He said he realized that people were asking questions why he had not won and added that the victory was extra special since his wife Katherine Zhu was in the gallery and kissed him when he came off No. 18.
“I had to really look back and ask myself what's wrong,” he said. “What's the reasoning behind finishing second — that versus a win. This win means the world. Being in Japan and being half Japanese. A lot has come through over the past week.”
Who Is Collin Morikawa
Collin Morikawa was born in Las Vegas on February 26, 1997. He is a former top-ranked amateur who played on the winning Arnold Palmer Cup team in 2017 and 2018 and the winning Walker Cup team in 2017.
He turned professional in 2019 and started his career by making 22 consecutive cuts, second only to Tiger Woods.
He made his professional debut at the Canadian Open in 2019 and finished 14th. The following month he was second at the 3M Open and tied fourth at the John Deere Classic, securing his full playing rights.
In 2020 he won the Workday Charity Open and the PGA Championship in only his second start in a major.
In 2021 he won the WGC-Workday Championship and then added The Open Championship at Royal St George’s. He finished in a tie for third at the Olympic Games and then claimed the DP World Tour Championship to become the first American to win the Race to Dubai.
In February 2022 he finished tied second at the Genesis Invitational. In January 2023, Morikawa held a six-shot lead after 54 holes of the Tournament of Champions but ended up finishing second behind Jon Rahm. He also lost the Rocket Mortgage Classic in a playoff to Rickie Fowler.
This was Morikawa’s sixth victory in his 98th start. He has been runner-up seven times, finished third once and had 19 top-five finishes. He has failed to make the cut 17 times.
He averages 291.8 yards from the tee and hits 69.55% of fairways. He finds 70.85% of greens in regulation - only two players do better. He gets up and down from the sand 50.89% and averages 29.09 putts per round. His scoring average is 69.38 and he averages 4.12 putts per round.
After a winless run that stretched to nearly two years, Morikawa is back in the winner’s circle after a comfortable victory in Japan. This marked Morikawa’s 6th PGA Tour victory, which should give him increased confidence before the new season kicks in shortly into the New Year.
What's In Collin Morikawa's Bag
Driver: TaylorMade Sim 8°; Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 60 shaft)
Fairway woods: TaylorMade SIM 3-wood (14°); TaylorMade Stealth 2 5-wood wood (19°, Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX shafts)
Driving iron: TaylorMade P790 (3)
Irons: TaylorMade P770 (4) TaylorMade P7MC (5-7) TaylorMade P7CM (8-PW, True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts)
Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind 4 (50°, 56°, 60°)
Putter: TaylorMade Soto Putter
Ball: TaylorMade TP5x
2023 Seasonal Statistics
Driving distance – 296.2 yards (133rd)
Driving Accuracy – 68.03% (6th)
Greens in Regulation – 70.99% (3rd)
Birdie Average – 4.21 (11th)
Scoring Average – 69.4 (8th)
SG: Putting – -0.109 (111th)
FedEx Cup Final Result – T6
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