Flawless finish: Morikawa wins British Open for 2nd major
SANDWICH, England (AP) — Collin Morikawa won the British Open in his debut and became the first player to capture two different majors on the first attempt.
The 24-year-old from California closed with a bogey-free 4-under 66 Sunday for a two-shot victory over Jordan Spieth. Morikawa won on his PGA Championship debut 11 months ago at an empty Harding Park. This time he did it in front of a crowd, with 32,000 spectators at Royal St. George’s.
Morikawa is the first player since Bobby Jones in 1926 to win two majors in eight or fewer starts, and his total of 15-under 265 was a 72-hole record at the links in Sandwich, England.
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