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Collin Morikawa put on quite a spectacular performance on Sunday at the 2020 PGA Championship, winning the tournament and joining Rory Mcllroy, Tiger Woods, and Jack Nicklaus as the only golfers to win a PGA Championship under the age of 24. Morikawa, at one point in a six-way tie for first, ended the tournament with a solid performance that allowed him to separate himself from the pack.

As nerves and thoughts of making history began to set in, Morikawa displayed great mental toughness and overcame all of the mental obstacles that can potentially slow an athlete down, as he finished his final five holes in amazing fashion. The 14th hole was a game changer for the 23-year-old, who missed the green on his second shot and was seemingly playing for par. Morikawa had other plans in mind, making a beautiful chip shot into the hole from outside the green for birdie.

Morikawa took over sole possession of the top spot and never looked back as he went on to hit a phenomenal drive in the 16th that put him on the green, only a few feet away from the hole. After reading the green and measuring up his shot, Morikawa drained his putt and finished the hole with an eagle, widening his lead by a couple of strokes.

He went on to finish the last two holes without any mistakes and became the newly-crowned Champion at the young age of 23.

Morikawa has made a name for himself amongst the top golfers and will look to continue his hot steak in the Playoffs, where he’s now a favorite to win. The future is bright for this amazing young golfer.

Written ByMatt Almeida

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