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Las Vegas, Nevada’s Collin Morikawa wins 2021 Open Championship in Sandwich, England

Collin Morikawa, 24, of Las Vegas, Nevada, United States has earned his second major championship win. The Japanese-Chinese-American professional golfer won the 149th edition of The Open Championship, the oldest golf tournament in the world.

The 2021 Open Championship was held at Royal St George’s Golf Club in Sandwich, Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom from July 15-18, 2021. During the final round, Morikawa became the first player since 2003 to win in his Open Championship debut.

Runner-up to Morikawa was Jordan Spieth, 27, of Dallas, Texas. Louis Oosthuizen, 38, of Mossel Bay, South Africa and Jon Rahm, 26, of Barrika, Basque County, Spain tied for third place.

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Morikawa was born in Los Angeles, California, United States to Blaine Morikawa and Debbie Morikawa. Collin is the older brother of Garrett Morikawa, 17, and the boyfriend of Katherine Zhu, 25.

When Collin made his professional golf debut at the 2019 RBC Canadian Open, which was held in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada from June 3-9, 2019, he tied for 14th place. On August 9, 2020, he made his Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA) Championship debut at the 2020 PGA Championship in San Francisco, California and won, marking his first major championship win.

From April 18-11, 2021, Collin competed at the 2021 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, USA and tied for 18th place. He tied for eighth place at the 2021 PGA Championship, which was held on Kiawah Island in South Carolina, USA from May 20-23, 2021, and tied for fourth place at the 2021 U.S. Open, which was held in San Diego, California from June 17-20, 2021.

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