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Collin Morikawa Wins British Open Ahead of The Tokyo Olympics

Collin Morikawa held a resurgent Jordan Spieth in an impressive victory for his second major and first Open Championship. Morikawa's final round 66 secured his second major title (his first being the 2020 PGA Championship) in his eighth major championship appearance, becoming the first player to win two different majors at the first attempt. He also joins Tiger Woods as the only player to win The Open and PGA Championship before age 25, and he joins the likes of Gene Sarazen, Bobby Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth as players with multiple major wins before age 25 in the last 100 years.

Morikawa earns a fifth PGA TOUR title and moves to No. 1 in the FedExCup and No. 3 in the Official World Golf Ranking. He leaves the UK today bound for Japan to represent Team USA in the Olympics alongside Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele, and Bryson DeChambeau, but with in-form Morikawa is the hot favorite for gold. 

The Olympic Golf Competition will start Thursday, July 29th. Check the full Olympic rankings here

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