Sandwich, England (CBS SF / AP) – Former Colin Colin Morikawa starred in his debut in the British Open and became the first player to win two different titles in his first attempt.
The 24-year-old, who played college golf at Cal-Berkeley from 2015 to 2019 and won five times including the 2019 Pac-12 Championship, closed the scoring with a 4-to-66 victory on Sunday for a two-goal win. over Jordan Speett followed his victory in last year’s PGA Championship for the first time, just 11 months ago.
This time he did it in front of a crowd, with 32,000 spectators at Royal St. George’s on a day of endless weather to testify that a Californian has a historic start to his career as a major. Morikawa was the first player since Bobby Jones to win eight or less starts in 1926, and the 15-year-old totaled 265 on the sandwich record as a result of 72 holes.
He made three straight birds out of the seventh hole to open Louis Ostuisen, who was looking for a wire victory to the pitcher and a second claretian pitcher, and then crossed the 10th and 15th level scores and then pumped the first of both. The bird, which was placed on top of the 14th green and placed a ridge on top of it, gave him the advantage of two blows that he never missed.
By putting an equalizer in the final after a non-violent round of applause and then a sustained round of applause – after the 18th inning, Morikawa failed to hit her final 31 holes on the track that has plagued many of the world’s biggest players as drowning jumps and road crashes. antenna.
The amazing thing was that this was his first test of the links.
Oosthuizen, the 2010 Open champion and runner in the last two events, had another close mistake in their full career. He never returned from losing the lead – the first time since Friday’s 12th hole – after building a garden with a shot from one bunker to the other in the seventh hole in the 5th and shot 71.
She finished third with John Rahm (66).