The American Collin morikawa, 24 years outdated and a newcomer, received his second Grand Slam this Sunday, the British open with a closing spherical of 66 strokes and 265 in whole (-15). He took two strokes forward of his compatriot Jordan Spieth (66), champion in 2017, and 4 to the South African Louis Oosthuizen (71), winner in 2010, and into Spanish Jon rahm (66), winner of the last US Open. The one from Barrika due to this fact achieved his finest consequence at The Open this Sunday.
Morikawa made historical past as a result of no participant in the ‘greats’ had ever received two completely different ones on their debut. Morikawa stunned in Could 2020 by profitable the PGA Championship with 23 years. And the American is the sixth golfer and first since Ben Curtis (2003) on this similar Royal St. George’s hyperlinks to win the Open on his debut in the 20th century. Moreover, no participant has received two Grand Slams of their first eight appearances. And there may be extra: he’s the first to overcome the British with 4 laps beneath 70 strokes since Spieth in 2017 and fifth in historical past after Greg Norman, Nick Value, Henrik Stenson, Spieth and now him.
Jon on the 1st tee with the Pitcher behind
What a pity! and the way little was lacking this Sunday for Spanish golf to expertise one other afternoon of glory and victory in a Grand slam. Jon Rahm, who midway by the last lap on this 149th British Open He had no probability of profitable, nonetheless a distant however thrilling alternative was created with a spectacular closing rush of lap: 4 birdies in the last six holes that took him to the podium of this thrilling ‘main’.
A good looking ‘main’ ending by which the American had all the numbers to enter historical past Collin morikawa. And boy did he are available in, by the entrance door with a bogey-free card. As soon as once more, Oosthuizen was left midway, tied for third with Rahm after being 2nd at the PGA and US Open, and Spieth, the champion from 4 years in the past. Morikawa put salt to the matter. The pepper was the accountability of the Spanish golfer, huge in his efficiency and who solely wanted yet another pinch of fortune on the greens to make the US Open-British double.
From goosebumps the stroll by the 18th gap of Rahm to the inexperienced, filled with public. In the finish, return of 66 strokes and 269 (-11) in whole for Jon, who recovered the world No. 1 as he wanted to remain forward of Dustin Johnson this week and in the prime 15.
Jon had his second too however with completely different luck between holes 5 to 11. Impeccable from tee to inexperienced, the putt didn’t accompany him. Even so, he remained bold, aggressive, didn’t give his arm to twist and fought to complete as excessive as doable.
After the ‘blow’ from the bogey on gap 2 (-6), the Basque planted himself on the inexperienced of gap 5 with a clear possibility of a 2.5 meter birdie. The ball didn’t enter, a scenario that was repeated in 6 from the similar distance. On the seventh, the par of the first spherical, his lengthy begin positioned the ball in the middle of the fairway and from there he hit a majestic iron to the inexperienced that was about to finish the ball in the gap, it will have been an ‘albatross ‘brutal. This time the eagle-3 (-8) didn’t miss and it was the second by which it was positioned three blows from the head with a world forward.
[+] Rahm didn’t disappoint the British viewers … he was applauded at 7 and 16 after two superclass approaches:
A bogey in the subsequent one returned him to -7, and in 9 and 11 he had very clear alternatives to proceed biting in the classification, however it was not the day on the greens, he saved a good pair in 12, and in 13 and 14 (he shot for eagle, aggressive from 4 meters) didn’t miss his choices and was positioned with -9 in the whole, fourth alone surpassing -Eight of Brooks koepka, who hours earlier than had delivered a card from 65 (-5) to 272 (-8).
You already know the finish of the day for the Basque. La Jarra was unattainable however not less than he had the honor of ending on the hypothetical podium. And he waited on the 18th to congratulate Morikawa, who achieved his fifth skilled victory on the PGA Tour after the Barracuda 2019, Charity Open 2020, PGA 2020 and World Workday 2021.
Collin Morikawa celebrates victory on the 18th inexperienced
Of Japanese and Chinese language descent, born in Los Angeles (California), Morikawa succeeds the Irishman in the record of The Open Shane lowry, who has been the participant who has had the longest honor of carrying his annual ‘Golfer of the Yr’ title, by profitable in 2019 and never being performed in 2020 on account of the coronavirus pandemic.
The examine that the champion took residence was for $ 2,070,000, a vital proportion of the $ 11.5 million purse distributed by the Open. The runner-up solo winner earned $ 1,198,000. Whereas for the third categorized, the examine was for $ 768,000, to be distributed with the 4th, $ 597,000.
Barrika’s man has received the US Open this 12 months, he has been third in the Open, fifth in the Masters and eighth in the PGA. No different participant has completed in the prime ten this 12 months in all 4 Grand Slams and none have reached their cumulative -24 end in all 4 tournaments.
Rahm tried it in Sandwich, enhancing together with his third tied his finest end in the match, which was the 11th ex aequo of two years in the past at Royal Portrush, however as he stated in a current interview he wouldn’t disgust a first victory in the British in the subsequent version, the 150th, scheduled for the Cradle of Golf, Saint Andrews, the place solely the chosen ones win. And Jon is one in all them.