Collin Morikawa

Collin Morikawa

27-Year-Old Golfer
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2024 Fantasy Outlook
Morikawa seemed poised to easily secure a victory at the Tournament of Champions, but a six-shot lead slipped away from him on the back-nine, setting the tone for his 2022-23 campaign. He had a very inconsistent summer given how good he hits the ball, including four missed cuts in a nine-event stretch. Morikawa did end 2023 strong with a final-round 63 to win the ZOZO Championship. That was his first win since he notched his second career major championship at the 2021 Open Championship. Morikawa had another outstanding year with the irons at second in SG: Approach, but struggled once again on and around the greens. If he can get just fractionally better in each of those areas, Morikawa could achieve big things in 2024 with a renewed confidence. Read Past Outlooks
Cut after poor Round 2
January 26, 2024
Morikawa shot a three-over 75 on Thursday at the Farmers Insurance Open and missed the cut at the event.
ANALYSIS
Morikawa opened the tournament with a five-under 67, but struggled in Round 2 which included two double bogeys and three bogeys. Morikawa was average in his approach play, but struggled mightily with his putter and off the tee box at the event. The 26-year-old was coming off three straight top-10 finishes including a win at the ZOZO Championship Fall in October and will hope for a better result next time out.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Morikawa had a very strange 2021-22 season. He got off to a pretty incredible start with top-seven finishes in his first four events, but over his final 14 stroke play events he had just three top-20 finishes. Fortunately they happened to be the Masters, U.S. Open, and first playoff event. Still, that is a bit of a letdown after two straight seasons of winning multiple times including a major. Morikawa has never been a great putter, but has the ability to pop on certain weeks like the 2021 Open Championship. He ranked top-three in SG: Approach for the third straight season, but 152nd in SG: Around-the-Green is a clear area for improvement that could lead to more times in contention in 2022-23.
Morikawa staked his claim as an elite-level PGA Tour pro when he won his second career major at the Open Championship in July, a win that followed his first WGC title just months earlier. Only a few years into his PGA Tour career, Morikawa has made quite the impression on the PGA Tour. There's no doubt that he's the real deal and he's clearly a first-round pick in drafts, but his salary is a bit too high for salary cap leagues this season.
The 23-year-old is an absolute star in the making. He was able to breakthrough on the big stage at the PGA Championship, putting together a closing stretch for the ages that will be remembered by his tee shot at the par-4 16th that set up an eagle. Morikawa's ball striking is already one of, if not the best on the PGA Tour right now. He lost strokes both around the greens and with the putter, showing that his potential is even higher in 2020-21.
Morikawa was one of a handful of golfers that turned pro in the middle of the season that had a lot of success. In fact, Morikawa was the most successful of that bunch as he not only picked-up his first win, but he also managed a runner-up and a T4 in just nine starts. His win did come at an opposite-field event, but his runner-up came at the 3M and there was plenty of fire power in that field. Morikawa has plenty of game and he'll continue to improve, but he might not be a great option in salary cap formats this season. It's one thing to have success during a short time span when there are no expectations. It's another when you are a full member and suddenly it's not just a handful of tournaments, it's a lifestyle.
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Leads in SG: Approach at Kapalua
January 7, 2024
Morikawa fired an eight-under 65 in the final round of The Sentry to finish in a share of fifth place.
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Wins ZOZO Championship
October 22, 2023
Morikawa fired a final-round seven-under 63 to claim the victory at the ZOZO Championship by six strokes.
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Falls off on weekend
August 28, 2023
Morikawa fell into a share of sixth place after a two-over 72 in the final round of the TOUR Championship.
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T25 at Olympia Fields
August 22, 2023
Morikawa closed with a two-under 68 on Sunday at the BMW Championship to finish three-under and tied for 25th.
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T13 in playoff opener
August 14, 2023
Morikawa shot a two-under 68 in the final round of the FedEx St. Jude Championship to finish in a share of 13th place.
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