Collin Morikawa: "What a end! It was..."

Collin Morikawa, after an opening 68 at the 2022 Dubai Desert Classic, he also said that work had gone on throughout Tuesday and Wednesday as he hunts a second Rolex Series title

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Collin Morikawa: "What a end! It was..."

Collin Morikawa, after an opening 68 at the 2022 Dubai Desert Classic, he also said that work had gone on throughout Tuesday and Wednesday as he hunts a second Rolex Series title. It looked to be paying clear dividends as four birdies in a row including a chip-in at the 16th helped him race to the turn in 31 at Emirates Golf Club, and when he also birdied the second the American led by three.

Morikawa said: "It was a disappointing finish but I've been working Monday through Wednesday, late into yesterday even after the pro-am just trying to figure things out. When you're thinking about so much you always have to remember to go and play golf so I'm happy with the four under, not thrilled, but to see some of the things that I've been working on show up on the course was really nice.

Once I tee the ball to once I take the ball out of the cup, I've been thinking about everything, trying to figure out what to do and sometimes it's all you have and you've got to play with it. That's what I'm doing, I'm trying to not worry about too much and just show up on the golf course, play golf and just know where my misses will be and I think that's the biggest thing.

When I showed up on Monday it was going back to drills I've done in the past. Most of the time it's the same things that happen and sometimes it just gets too far on one side that I've really never seen. You just hope that a drill brings you back and we're slowly teetering to where I want to be but even if I'm not there, I still feel like I can go out and play and I've just got to make it work."

"Tiger Woods can eclipse me," said a golf leged

During the Five Clubs podcast, former golf star Jack Nicklaus talked about Tiger Woods, praising the American, especially if Woods were to win The Masters again.

He said: "I think Tiger Woods would eclipse it. For him physically to get back and win a Masters this year, it would be absolutely fantastic. I mean, for him to come back after what he's been through and to win again, my hat would go off to him big time.

I have not talked to him at all and I believe he is going to play. When he can play and how much he can play, how much he can walk, I watched him at the father/son a little bit. He walks 10 times better than I walk, for someone almost 82 but that's besides the point.

He'll figure it out, that's what he's always done - that's what champions do. He's a champion." Considered among the best golfers of all time, as well as the best of the modern era, Tiger Woods has won 110 professional tournaments, including 15 majors, in his multi-decade career, making him the most successful player in history.

He held the top spot in the world rankings for a total of 683 weeks, including 281 consecutive weeks, and is the only golfer to have won all four major tournaments of the modern era in a single year. In 2014 he became the first sportsman in the world to have exceeded a billion dollars in earnings from various sponsors.

In 2019, President Donald Trump awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States of America. On February 23, 2021, he is involved in a car accident in Los Angeles and suffers numerous fractures in his legs.

Over the course of his 25-year career on the PGA circuit, Jack Nicklaus achieved 18 Majors victories between 1962 and 1986. Subsequently, between 1990 and 1996, he won 8 editions of those same tournaments in the senior version.

Both records are still unbeaten. Nicklaus also tried his hand at other collateral activities related to the world of golf, such as designing courses, writing game manuals and creating his own tournament, which was then included in the PGA circuit, the Memorial Tournament.

He, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player are credited with making golf the hugely popular sport it has become today. Nicklaus also presented 100 Greatest of All Time, a five-hour one-hour television series produced and aired by the Tennis Channel, US television channel, in March 2012.

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