The american golfer Collin Morikawa put all verdensstjernerne behind him, when he Sunday ended at the top in the PGA Championship.
It came to pass after a final round six strokes under par. Overall he finished at 13 strokes under par. It was two strokes better than Dustin Johnson of the UNITED states, who started the day in first place, as well as the English veteran Paul Casey.
It is the 23-year-old Morikawas first victory in a majorturnering.
- It is incredible, it has been a lifelong goal, said Morikawa, after receiving the trophy.
- To do it here in San Francisco, which is almost my second home, is pretty special, he added.
the Battle for first place was close throughout the day, where several players took turns to be at the top or share the lead.
Morikawa came alone in the lead with a single blow, when he at hole 14 from almost 20 meters distance, sent the ball directly in the hole for a birdie.
The decisive moment for the young player from California occurred on the 16. hole. From the teeing ground beat Morikawa the ball directly on the green and put then in the hole for an eagle - two strokes under par.
The two most recent years winner of the PGA Championship, Brooks Koepka, joined on a shared 29.-space, while the golflegenden Tiger Woods may have to settle with a split 37.-space.
While Woods did not at any time interfered in the topstriden, was Koepka tied for fourth place in the final round. But he played worse than any of the previous three rounds with a score of 74 strokes. Four over par.
the PGA Championship ranks as one of the four biggest tournaments of the season along with the US Open, the Masters and the British Open.
Collin Morikawa ends up with the victory of Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy as the only players since the Second world War, who have won the PGA Championship at the age of 23 or younger.
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