Collin Morikawa and his season



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Collin Morikawa and his season

Collin Morikawa, for The Ocean Course, talked about the event and the defence of his title at the 2021 US PGA Championship. He said: "I hope it does because it makes you hit good shots and the guys that are hitting quality drives, quality iron shots, are probably going to be hitting more greens.

Pars are going to be a little easier. You're not going to be as stressed through 36, 54 holes. I feel like where my game is at right now and how I'm hitting my irons, it feels really solid, or how I'm hitting my four irons and five woods.

ù So yeah, I hope it does stay windy because it really tests your ability to hit quality shots. Normally (at) Major Championships, if the rough is really long, you have to hit it straight. Out here, when the wind is up like this and it's going to hopefully be up like that the rest of the week, you have to just hit good drives.

A miss is going to be that exaggerated, so normally you miss it right side of the fairway, it might be right rough and that's just going to add on and add on and make the round tougher. So when you're in the fairway and you have a good shot, you have to take advantage of it.

I'd say overall a really solid day. Didn't really make too many mistakes and the mistakes I did, they're really easily fixable. Overall, you've just got to be ready to hit good shots out here. It's going to test you, even downwind when you've got wedge.

I hit wedge into nine today and made bogey. You've got to be ready holes one through 18 and you're going to have to do that for three more rounds."

Ranking, Top 100

1 1 1 USA Dustin Johnson 10.5890 434.15 41 -158.01 85.36 41
2 2 3 USA Justin Thomas 8.7387 419.46 48 -136.27 133.73 48
3 3 2 ESP Jon Rahm 8.4408 405.16 48 -154.85 90.86 48
4 5 8 USA Xander Schauffele 7.1930 330.88 46 -110.30 116.94 46
5 4 5 USA Bryson DeChambeau 7.1005 347.92 49 -103.93 118.09 49
6 6 7 USA Collin Morikawa 6.9104 317.88 46 -78.16 115.72 46
7 7 4 NIR Rory McIlroy 6.1890 297.07 48 -137.11 112.72 48
8 8 11 USA Patrick Reed 6.0390 314.03 52 -100.46 106.34 61
9 9 10 ENG Tyrrell Hatton 5.9271 284.50 48 -82.60 78.38 48
10 10 6 USA Webb Simpson 5.5785 245.45 44 -95.81 53.51 44
11 11 14 NOR Viktor Hovland 5.4964 274.82 50 -48.32 127.44 50
12 13 9 USA Patrick Cantlay 5.1668 211.84 41 -91.91 54.91 41
13 12 12 USA Brooks Koepka 5.0895 213.76 42 -102.64 92.45 42
14 14 19 USA Tony Finau 5.0794 264.13 52 -77.42 128.49 56
15 15 20 JPN Hideki Matsuyama 5.0704 263.66 52 -73.17 124.53 56
16 16 13 USA Daniel Berger 4.7704 228.98 48 -56.63 83.26 48
17 17 16 ENG Matthew Fitzpatrick 4.3875 228.15 52 -74.69 65.90 56
18 18 42 USA Billy Horschel 4.2330 220.11 52 -47.18 127.09 55
19 19 23 MEX Abraham Ancer 4.1788 217.30 52 -62.31 88.41 58
20 20 24 ENG Paul Casey 4.0349 197.71 49 -74.91 101.28 49
21 23 36 ENG Lee Westwood 3.9482 189.51 48 -38.86 95.46 48
22 24 28 USA Harris English 3.9470 205.24 52 -46.79 83.08 57
23 21 18 KOR Sungjae Im 3.9382 204.79 52 -72.57 53.47 72
24 22 31 USA Scottie Scheffler 3.9303 204.38 52 -49.20 94.24 59
25 25 27 AUS Cameron Smith 3.7281 182.68 49 -47.28 63.49 49
26 28 82 USA Jordan Spieth 3.5957 179.79 50 -32.71 135.18 50
27 27 15 USA Matthew Wolff 3.5320 141.28 40 -49.80 6.67 40
28 26 17 ENG Tommy Fleetwood 3.5231 183.20 52 -80.92 45.76 52
29 29 45 CHI Joaquin Niemann 3.4455 179.16 52 -44.26 93.82 58
30 30 59 USA Will Zalatoris 3.4321 164.74 48 -20.90 103.82 48
31 32 22 RSA Louis Oosthuizen 3.3872 155.81 46 -67.80 38.39 46
32 31 30 USA Ryan Palmer 3.3508 157.49 47 -41.85 64.69 47
33 33 32 FRA Victor Perez 3.3177 142.66 43 -40.68 49.67 43
34 35 38 USA Kevin Na 3.1778 162.07 51 -51.60 82.69 51
35 34 26 USA Jason Kokrak 3.1593 164.28 52 -52.08 48.39 53
36 44 154 USA Sam Burns 3.0569 152.84 50 -17.76 118.70 50
37 38 29 AUS Marc Leishman 2.9840 143.23 48 -57.44 52.46 48
38 36 21 AUS Adam Scott 2.9746 118.99 40 -66.72 23.19 35
39 37 54 CAN Corey Conners 2.9621 154.03 52 -39.08 82.66 60
40 39 100 USA Max Homa 2.8900 150.28 52 -29.97 105.56 54
41 40 34 RSA Christiaan Bezuidenhout 2.7775 144.43 52 -43.06 30.92 55
42 41 35 ENG Justin Rose 2.7284 128.24 47 -63.45 48.21 47
43 42 138 USA Stewart Cink 2.6029 114.53 44 -12.56 80.23 44
44 43 25 USA Kevin Kisner 2.5235 131.22 52 -61.71 14.56 54
45 45 55 SCO Robert MacIntyre 2.4753 121.29 49 -33.62 49.58 49
46 46 46 ESP Sergio Garcia 2.4367 124.27 51 -47.35 50.58 51
47 48 91 USA Brian Harman 2.4119 125.42 52 -26.43 73.16 59
48 47 33 IRL Shane Lowry 2.4033 124.97 52 -66.14 36.45 53
49 49 37 USA Matt Kuchar 2.3749 118.74 50 -68.35 46.36 50
50 50 95 KOR Siwoo Kim 2.3094 120.09 52 -31.74 74.86 62
51 51 90 RSA Garrick Higgo 2.3011 105.85 46 -16.48 60.59 46
52 52 50 ENG Matt Wallace 2.2907 119.12 52 -48.78 48.92 61
53 53 39 USA Gary Woodland 2.1686 106.26 49 -63.25 31.99 49
54 54 61 MEX Carlos Ortiz 2.1656 112.61 52 -28.21 35.36 58
55 55 44 USA Bubba Watson 2.1388 100.52 47 -36.93 27.06 47
56 56 113 AUS Matt Jones 2.1074 109.58 52 -25.26 65.68 58
57 57 57 USA Russell Henley 2.0804 106.10 51 -27.04 31.01 51
58 58 49 CAN Mackenzie Hughes 2.0454 106.36 52 -33.41 24.94 55
59 137 272 KOR Kyounghoon Lee 2.0292 105.52 52 -13.62 88.79 65
60 59 47 USA Brendon Todd 2.0217 105.13 52 -32.75 26.26 53
61 61 63 USA Lanto Griffin 1.9907 103.52 52 -33.42 35.13 62
62 60 40 AUT Bernd Wiesberger 1.9575 99.83 51 -47.59 18.58 51
63 64 265 USA Chris Kirk 1.9348 77.39 40 -8.73 60.74 35
64 63 52 USA Kevin Streelman 1.9259 100.15 52 -37.84 25.05 57
65 62 43 AUS Jason Day 1.8952 92.87 49 -40.61 17.38 49
66 67 103 USA Cameron Tringale 1.8545 90.87 49 -17.95 45.51 49
67 65 48 ENG Ian Poulter 1.8470 96.04 52 -43.41 24.91 53
68 66 64 USA Joel Dahmen 1.8199 94.63 52 -34.84 27.88 57
69 100 114 JPN Rikuya Hoshino 1.7886 71.55 40 -21.57 33.33 39
70 72 58 ENG Andy Sullivan 1.7885 85.85 48 -27.63 13.57 48
71 68 60 COL Sebastian J Munoz 1.7838 92.76 52 -32.86 20.83 63
72 73 81 USA Talor Gooch 1.7708 92.08 52 -24.71 36.20 54
73 69 131 USA Keegan Bradley 1.7567 91.35 52 -26.12 52.62 54
74 70 120 FRA Antoine Rozner 1.7433 90.65 52 -19.07 42.41 53
75 71 144 USA Charley Hoffman 1.7426 90.61 52 -21.06 53.84 55
76 74 156 ARG Emiliano Grillo 1.7063 88.73 52 -19.32 52.54 57
77 76 123 JPN Takumi Kanaya 1.6845 67.38 40 -12.52 26.53 20
78 75 51 RSA Erik van Rooyen 1.6760 87.15 52 -41.19 15.28 58
79 77 152 RSA Daniel van Tonder 1.6705 70.16 42 -14.81 36.63 42
80 78 99 USA John Catlin 1.6483 85.71 52 -20.27 29.76 53
81 79 68 RSA Dylan Frittelli 1.6269 84.60 52 -29.45 14.42 57
82 81 122 USA Brendan Steele 1.6150 79.13 49 -19.78 36.14 49
83 80 74 USA Chan Kim 1.6098 64.39 40 -22.26 15.93 38
84 82 130 USA Harold Varner III 1.6078 83.61 52 -22.58 41.31 54
85 83 62 USA Adam Long 1.5933 82.85 52 -34.70 7.40 63
86 86 101 ENG Sam Horsfield 1.5813 69.58 44 -19.87 22.38 44
87 85 199 RSA Brandon Stone 1.5573 80.98 52 -13.65 48.06 52
88 84 72 USA J.T.

Poston 1.5539 80.80 52 -35.42 22.75 60
89 93 182 RSA Dean Burmester 1.5286 79.49 52 -15.43 44.64 59
90 89 77 ENG Aaron Rai 1.5143 68.14 45 -23.41 8.87 45
91 92 67 ENG Danny Willett 1.4943 77.70 52 -41.01 17.66 55
92 91 126 RSA Branden Grace 1.4809 77.00 52 -26.03 35.92 55
93 87 79 GER Martin Kaymer 1.4791 66.56 45 -26.86 15.07 45
94 88 84 BEL Thomas Pieters 1.4740 60.44 41 -25.58 17.84 41
95 89 71 USA Cameron Champ 1.4470 73.80 51 -29.26 10.62 51
96 98 92 RSA George Coetzee 1.4266 71.33 50 -24.23 16.51 50
97 94 70 AUS Lucas Herbert 1.4230 56.92 40 -22.63 4.92 37
98 96 83 BEL Thomas Detry 1.4146 73.56 52 -25.86 14.54 53
99 102 94 SWE Alex Noren 1.4077 73.20 52 -25.14 21.04 55
100 99 69 FIN Sami Valimaki 1.3978 60.11 43 -18.46 3.84 43