Seth Udinski, FISM News
The 149th British Open at Royal St. George’s in England came to a close yesterday. 24-year-old American Collin Morikawa took home the title with a brilliant final score of 15-under par. Morikawa bested his countryman Jordan Spieth by two strokes, and Spaniard Jon Rham tied with South African Louis Oosthuizen for third place at 11-under.
Morikawa’s caddie J.J. Jakovic praised his friend’s performance after the Open, saying,
He’s a special kid. I’m lucky to have him. He seems like he’s been there 100 times. It just goes to his mental strength and his maturity. You add the freakish ball striking to his absolute cold-stone demeanor who is very comfortable in all the situations, you get someone who is very special. He seems to perform better in big spots.
Morikawa himself was also thrilled. He said,
To be called the Open championship winner, to be called the championship winner of the year, it gives me chills.
Meanwhile, golf fans have been itching for more public beef between Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka, and they receieved a little bit during the Open weekend. Neither one finished in the top five at the Open, but there was plenty to discuss.
It happened at DeChambeau’s expense, who was off his game all weekend. He blamed a very poor opening-day performance on his driver, which provided Koepka a perfect opportunity to jab his fellow countryman, joking in an interview that he loved his driver.