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.