Colin Morikawa, who was 7 strokes ahead, was shocked by the come-from-behind defeat “Bad shots came out at bad timing”
Colin Morikawa (USA), who started the last round of the New Year’s Open on the PGA Tour with a 7-stroke lead, but suffered a shocking come-from-behind loss, recalled, “I worked really hard and got a chance, but I got a lot of bad shots at bad timing.” did.
At the Sentry Tournament of Champions held on the 9th (Korean time) at the Kapalua Plantation Course (par 73, 7,596 yards) in Kapalua, Maui Island, Hawaii, USA, Morikawa recorded a final total of 25 under par and John Rahm, who recorded 27 under par. Spain) won the trophy.
Morikawa, who started the final round with a seven stroke lead over John Rahm, said, “I feel sad and in a bad mood.”
It was painful for Morikawa to make three consecutive bogeys on holes 14, 15, and 16 in the second half. “I think I lost my composure from the moment I missed the par on the 14th hole,” he said, looking back.토토
“I felt good today, but I only had three bad swings. And that at a really bad time.”
Morikawa said, “It’s a big shock, but it’s still early in the season, so we have to overcome it quickly.”
On the other hand, only on this day, John Rahm cut 10 strokes and showed a play as if he had contact with the golf god. Jon Rahm, who had a somewhat uneasy start with a bogey on the first hole, tied 9 birdies and 1 eagle, beating Morikawa by 2 strokes in the final total, and lifted the championship trophy.
In the winning interview, Ram said, “Actually, after bogeying the first hole, there was no winning in my mind. I just thought, ‘Let’s make a birdie’, and I regained my rhythm with birdies on holes 4-6.”
“I wanted to beat Morikawa as a competitor,” Ram said. “Fortunately, I think the golf god was on my side. If Morikawa had been in his best condition today, I wouldn’t have won.” “It was a short time, but it felt like riding a rollercoaster,” he said.
With this, Ram won about 3.4 billion won in prize money and achieved his 8th win on the PGA Tour.