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Morikawa delivers great shot in quiet moment to win PGA

PGA Championship Golf
Posted at 9:53 PM, Aug 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-09 22:01:55-04

SAN FRANCISCO -- Collin Morikawa has won the PGA Championship with one of the greatest shots hardly anyone witnessed at a major.

On a wild Sunday at Harding Park with seven players tied for the lead, the Cal-Berkeley graduated chipped in for birdie to take the lead and then hit driver to 7 feet for eagle that clinched it.

Morikawa closed with a 64.

That's the lowest final round by a PGA champion in 25 years.

And it made the Californian a major champion at age 23.

This was the first major without

Casey can only watch as PGA hopes vanish: 'What a shot'

Tied for the lead while standing on the 17th tee, Paul Casey heard what passed for a commotion on the largely silent, fan-free golf course.

He looked behind him and realized his hopes of winning the PGA Championship had suddenly, startlingly vanished.

Morikawa’s on-a-rope drive had stopped 7 feet away, just behind Casey, on the 16th green.

It set up an eagle that dropped the Englishman two shots behind with two holes to play.

What had been a jammed leaderboard turned into Morikawa’s tournament to lose.

He didn’t, and Casey had nothing to do but tip his cap.