• Morikawa wins first Major crown

    Collin Morikawa
    Collin Morikawa

    The 23-year-old Collin Morikawa claimed his maiden Major title when he won the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park by two strokes on Sunday.

    In only his second appearance at a Major, the American became the third-youngest winner at the event since World War II as he finished in style with an emphatic bogey-free final-round 64.

    His winning score of 13 under par proved enough to finish ahead of Paul Casey and overnight leader Dustin Johnson, who had to settle for T2 on 11 under.

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    Morikawa’s ball-striking was superb and he made his final round look effortless, which included four birdies and a brilliant eagle on the par-four 16th after he drove on to the green from the tee box.

    He finished the 18th hole with a par to conclude with a round of six under par as the few people present clapped and cheered him on.

    Defending champion Brooks Koepka, who was firmly in contention after the third round, experienced a disastrous final day in San Fransisco after finishing with 74.

    Koepka went four over the day as the testing course dropped him down the leaderboard, where he eventually finished on three under par for the week.

    Louis Oosthuizen and Dylan Frittelli finished as the highest-placed South Africans with final scores of two under par.

    Oosthuizen shot a three-under 67 for his final round on Sunday, while Frittelli dropped a stroke with one over par.

    Charl Schwartzel also struggled during his final round and had to settle with a three over for his Sunday showing, but Erik van Rooyen managed to finish on a high after an excellent four-under 66 for his final round.

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