Social media explodes in reaction to Morikawa triumph


The world of golf is seriously impressed by Collin Morikawa.

Who wouldn’t be? The 24-year-old has a game developed well beyond his years, is one of the best ball-strikers the world has ever seen and possesses a steely mentality that will have his fellow tour pros quaking in their boots for years to come.

A bogey-free final round when it mattered most is proof of the winning instinct that Morikawa boasts. Five PGA Tour titles, two of them majors, in his first 50 starts as a professional tells you that.

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The young Californian is going to be around the top of golf for a very, very long time.

Here are just some of the reactions, from fans and stars alike, to Morikawa’s Open Championship victory.

Morikawa's long-time coach, Rick Sessinghaus, posted his congratulations to his student, whilst offering some insight into the mind of the two-time major champion.

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Morikawa even received congratulations from golf's greatest ever major champion, Jack Nicklaus. With two major trophies already won before the age of 25, Nicklaus must be wondering whether there's a potential for his 18 major titles record to be surpassed.

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The final word goes to the man of the moment.

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