Collin Morikawa celebrates his second major-championship victory Sunday after capturing the Open Championship at Royal St. George's. Photo: Warren Little, R&A via Getty Images
Like a new car, new golf clubs or even a new haircut (which is admittedly daring), it’s easy to believe that what is fresh is better than whatever came before.
There is some of that with Collin Morikawa now that he’s won both the Open Championship and the PGA Championship before he’s legally old enough to rent a car.
He just might be that good.
That’s not to suggest he’s the next Tiger or he’s going to collect Claret Jugs the way Tom Watson did. But what Morikawa has shown us in his still blossoming career is enough to elevate both his achievements and the expectations he will now carry.
He is not a finished product but at 24 years old and with a game built on a pyramid of fundamentals, Morikawa is closer than his peers to being the so-called total pac...
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