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.
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).
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.
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.