Entering Sunday at the Open Championship, Collin Morikawa sat at -11, just one shot behind wire-to-wire leader Louis Oosthuzien. And on Sunday Morikawa showed the golf world that he is built for the big moment, as he continued to improve his score on Sunday in route to finishing -15 for the tournament.
Jordan Spieth made a bit of noise by shooting -3 on the back nine to close out his Open Championship at -13, good enough for second place. However, had Spieth been able to avoid posting bogeys on both the 4th and 6th holes early in his final round, perhaps we would’ve been blessed with a Morikawa v Spieth playoff.
Consistency For The Win
In the end, it was the consistency of Morikawa’s play that lead to him getting the win at Royal St. George in the 149th Open Championship. Morikawa mastered the ability to minimize the bad, only posting 4 total bogeys in his 4 rounds of play, all of which finished below par. His bogey-free final round was both impressive, and somehwat necessary given the late push provided by Jordan Spieth.
Always Nice To Hit On Your Bets!
That’s right, a win for Morikawa means a win for me as well. Definitely not enough to retire, but any hit at 33/1 makes for a great day. Be sure to check back for future bets and get in on the winning!
Louis’ Last Day Struggles Continue
The answer turned out to be NO, he cannot hold on. The fact that Louis Oosthuzien faded on the final day of the tournament comes as no surprise to many, myself included. In fact this outcome was accurately predicted in this prior post: Can He Hold On?
Early leads are something Louis Oosthuzien is used to, unfortunately so is losing those leads on the last day. Today was no different, as bogeys on the 4th and 7th holes set him back early and he was never quite able to recover and get back into contention.