Morikawa Wins PGA at Harding Park PDF Print E-mail



Collin Morikawa hoists the Wannamaker after winning at Harding Park.



San Francisco - It was a return to normalcy for golf fans, even if for

only a few days - major championship golf returned at Harding Park

in San Francisco for the PGA Championship. 23 year old Californian

Collin Morikawa playing in only his second major, the former Cal

Golden Bear blitzed the back nine on Sunday to capture his first major



The spectator free TPC Harding Park held its own against the world's

best players, cool temps in 50's & 60's that included gusty winds and

random bouts of marine layer kept players from being able to overpower

the bay area muni.


Morikawa started Sunday 2 strokes off the lead, but his brilliant final

round 64 included an eagle 2 on the driveable sixteenth to reach 13

under par, from there he never looked back - winning by two over 54

hole leader Dustin Johnson and Paul Casey.


Since the PGA Championship became a stroke play event in 1958,

only two winners have been younger - Jack Nicklaus in 1963 and

Rory McIlroy in 2012. Collin Morikawa moved from 12th in the OWGR

to 5th.


Next major on the revamped spectator free schedule is the U.S Open

at Winged Foot.