Collin Morikawa ready to celebrate Open victory

New Open champion Collin Morikawa said he will let his caddie choose what to put in the Claret Jug as they celebrate both Morikawa’s victory and his caddie’s birthday.

Morikawa shot 15-under to win the Open by two shots over compatriot Jordan Spieth. With the win, Morikawa became the second person after Tiger Woods to win the Open and U.S. PGA before the age of 25.

“I think when you make history, and I’m 24 years old, it’s hard to grasp, and it’s hard to really take it in,” said Morikawa. “At 24 it’s so hard to look back at the two short years that I have been a pro and see what I’ve done because I want more. I enjoy these moments and I love it and I want to teach myself to embrace it a little more.”

He admitted that he abstained from drinking all week. He said that he planned to celebrate the victory with some drinks but would let his caddie choose what gets put in the Claret Jug.

“We’ve been staying at the hotel right by the course,” he said. “Every night I see all the caddies drink, and I’m like ‘Man, I really want to drink.’ But I hold back. I hold back on tournament week.”

He added that while he restrained himself from alcohol, his secret to victory was burgers.

“The secret? Well, I never do this, but I had a burger for four straight days, so my body is probably feeling it. I know my body’s feeling it,” Morikawa said.

 
2021 Open Championship

 

The 2021 Open Championship, officially the 149th Open Championship, is a golf tournament that is scheduled to be played 15–18 July 2021 at Royal St George’s Golf Club in Sandwich, England. (wikipedia)

 
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