Morikawa Wins WGC at Concession PDF Print E-mail


Collin Morikawa celebrates after winning at the Concession Club


BRADENTON, Fla. - Collin Morikawa showed poise and a steady

temperament in his final round 3-under 69 for a 3-shot victory (18

under par 270 total) at the WGC Workday Championship in Bradenton.

Morikawa won by 3 over Billy Horschel, Brooks Koepka (who both

shot 70 on Sunday), and Viktor Hovland who fired a final round 67.


The Concession, a collaboration of Jack Nicklaus and Tony Jacklin is

often referred by its members as "the Concussion" for its toughness

and resistance to scoring, especially around the greens. In truth, the

layout was well received by the players and made for some very

interesting viewing over the weekend.

Morikawa gleaned some shortgame knowledge from longtime Concession

member Paul Azinger on chipping and from two-time major winner Mark

O'Meara on a new putting grip (a few weeks back in Las Vegas) that helped

around the tight Bermuda grass lies and greens at Concession. Morikawa

became the 24th player to win a major Championship and a World Golf

Championship, joining Woods as the only players to accomplish the feat

before the age of 25.

In his winning post game interview, the Southern California native and

former Cal Bear standout, expressed his gratitude for his grandfather

(who passed away a month earlier) and childhood golf idol-Tiger Woods

(who is recovering from a near fatal collision in Los Angeles), "We don't

say `Thank you' enough," Morikawa said.