BROOKLINE, Mass. – In the middle of the US Open, Collin Morikawa stood on the list of leaders who wanted to add the third major championship to his biography.
However, on the day of the action, Morikawa went back in an unusual way, as he was called to the PGA Tour on Saturday. Morikawa found himself with six shots as he withdrew from the race on Sunday after scoring more than 7 of 77 points. It proved to be a huge shortcoming to overcome in order to return to the conflict, but he dropped out of the course at the Country Club as he improved his score from the previous round by 11 shots.
“I don’t know if I found anything,” he said, after 66 had transferred him with a tie for two and a fifth. “I think so he just taught me to go golf. This year, he focused so much on making that cut and trying to be perfect that I am. But just go out and play. Things will be difficult. The ball will not go where you want it. But understand that. “
Morikawa, the defender of the British Open and the winner of the 2020 PGA Championship, played nine backs in cool conditions, thankfully. He came up with the 18th green figure he had to make a bird to get any chance. But his shot was a foot short.
“I had a little bit of speed, I kind of kept going,” Morikawa, 32, hit three, nine in the back. “If I could get to 4, it would be a nice number to publish. It was still a bit short, but it was a much-needed tour. ”
Morikawa fired 66 shots on Friday after two rounds with Joel Dahmen as the leader. Then came the catastrophe on Saturday, which had four bogey, two double bogey and only one bird in its round.
He said he was fighting an iron game before the tournament. He usually plays left-to-right shots, but lately the ball has been moving from right to left. But Morikawa had little trouble in the first two days.
“As I played, I didn’t see it coming,” he said.
He added: “I hope that in the future there will not be many sevens. But it kind of got me back on track and kind of got me back on track. Just take it off the t-shirt, put it on the side of the road, and then worry about it. ”
Morikawa called Sunday’s tour a “big push” and said he would remember the weekend with more than 70 points from Saturday’s crash. Prior to the third round, his worst score in the U.S. Open was in 2020 at Winged Foot in New York, where he opened with 76 points and missed the crossroads.
Last year, he finished fourth in the Torrey Pines race near San Diego. He then won his second base at Royal St., defeating Jordan Spieth by two strokes. George’s.
Like last year, Morikawa said he plans to play the Scottish Open to qualify for this year’s British Open in St. Petersburg. Andrews said he has not played a course yet. However, he said he understood that this time would be very different for him for two reasons: his current champion status and location, the historical Old Course.
“I think I have to do a really good job of prioritizing and sharing what I need to focus on every day,” he said. “Whether it’s golf or not, I just have to enjoy being in St. Petersburg. Andrews returned as a defending champion.
He added: “There will be a few distractions, but that doesn’t mean I won’t play golf when the time comes.”
This was Morikawa’s 14th official tour of the season. He finished second at the Genesis Invitational in February and finished second at the CJ Cup at the Summit in the fall. He finished fifth in the Masters Tournament, coming out of the bunker in hole 72 and closing the style.
In addition to Morikawa’s two main races, he has won three more PGA Tours under the age of 25. He won twice last season; World Golf Championship and British Open Championship. He also won the DP World Championship in 2021. Entering the US Open, he took first place. It was ranked 7th in the official World Golf Rankings and 20th in the FedEx Cup list.
In addition to the golf events planned by Morikawa, there is also a wedding with her longtime lover Katherine Zhu. Unlike Brooks Koepka, who published the June wedding, Morikawa did not disclose any plans for the upcoming wedding.