Collin Morikawa’s Personal Life Insight; Parents, Ethnicity, Bio & Facts

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Last Updated on: August 10, 2020 by: Daniel Roffer

Collin Morikawa is an American professional golfer, who won his first major championship title, the 2020 PGA Championship on 9 August 2020. He is the third-youngest winner of the PGA Championship in the stroke-play era, as well as the fourth winner of the PGA Championship at age 23.

Collin Morikawa Bio; Parents, Family, Ethnicity

Collin was born on 6 February 1997 in Los Angeles, California, the United States that makes him 23 years of age. He is the eldest son of Blaine Morikawa and Debbie Morikawa.

Morikawa is Japanese-American by ethnicity as his parents are of Japenese descent. His parents were supportive and often credit them for being his biggest support system. He grew up with a younger brother named Garrett Morikawa.

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He graduated from La Cañada High School in La Cañada Flintridge, California. Afterward, he attended the Haas Business School at the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated with a bachelors degree in business administration in 2019. He stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 meters) tall and and has maintained a body weight of around 170 lbs (77 kg).

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His Career Achievements

Collin played colligate golf at the University of California, Berkeley for four seasons until 2019. There, he had the stats of 48 stroke-play events, 149 rounds, 10398 strokes, 69.78 stroke average.

Morikawa made his debut as a professional at the 2019 RBC Canadian Open, finishing in 14th place. Moreover, he won his first PGA Tour event at the Barracuda Championship – beating Troy Merritt by three strokes in July 2019.

On 12 July 2020, he beat Justin Thomas in a playoff to win his second PGA Tour title at the Workday Charity Open. Meanwhile, he won the 2020 PGA Championship for his first major championship title on 9 August 2020.

Personal Life; Meet His Girlfriend

The 23-year-old is currently dating a lady named Katherine Zhu. His girlfriend Katherine was a division one golfer at Pepperdine University who earned all-academic honors. The duo started dating in 2017 and celebrated their 3 years of togetherness in April 2020.

Standing at a height of 5 feet 6 inches, Katherine won her first amateur tournament at the age of 13. She is now majoring in international management from Pepperdine University.

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Some Interestng Facts About Collin Morikawa

  • Collin won the Western Junior, Trans-Mississippi Amateur, Sunnehanna Amateur and the Northeast Amateur during his college years.
  • While at high school, he won the Champions Invitational hosted by Wilson High School in Long Beach in his senior year in 2015.
  • He spent three weeks as the top-ranked golfer in the World Amateur Golf Ranking in May 2018.
  • His paternal grandparents were born and grew up in Maui, Hawaii.
  • His girlfriend Katherine is of Chinese descent, who graduated from Zhuji Hailiang Private High School in China in 2014.

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