The Open Championship R4

Collin Morikawa crowned Champion Golfer of the Year

Open Championship 2021 R4
July 15-18
Royal St George’s Golf Club, Sandwich, Kent
$11,500,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

Open Championship 2021 R4 - Collin Morikawa crowned Champion Golfer of the Year
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Collin Morikawa produced a brilliant bogey-free 66 to win The 2021 Open Championship at Royal St George’s with a 15-under, 265 total.


Open Championship 2021 R4

“It’s amazing. I tell everyone I’m not the biggest history guy but I want to add myself into history and I want to make memories for myself and to be holding the Claret Jug is one of the best memories I’m going to have in my lifetime.

“I’ve had belief in myself since day one that I turned professional that I can do it, not give myself time to prep but just really learn the ropes and be out here and make a statement for myself.

“When it comes to these tournaments I’ve never played, a golf course and style that I’ve never played, I do my work. Last week at the Scottish Open was a huge week of learning experience for me. I put it all together and thankfully it all paid off this week.”


Open Championship 2021 R4

Morikawa is the first player in history to win two Majors on his first try following his win at the 2020 US PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park. He is also the first to win two in his first eight appearances since Bobby Jones in 1926.

He is the youngest player since Seve Ballesteros in 1979 to come from behind on the final day and win the Claret Jug. He has now won three times in fourteen starts on the European Tour and replaces Jon Rahm at the top of the Race to Dubai Rankings.


Open Championship 2021 R4

Morikawa started the final round one shot behind leader Louis Oosthuizen but birdied the final three holes of the front nine to make the turn in 32 and take the lead while Oosthuizen bogeyed the 4th and 6th.

He made just one more birdie at the 14th while Oosthuizen birdied the 11th and 14th but also bogeyed the 13th to close with a 71 and a share of third place at 11-under.

Jordan Spieth dropped two shots on the front nine with bogeys at the 4th and 6th but an eagle at the par-5 7th got him back on track to make the turn in 34 after a birdie at the 9th. He made three more birdies on the back nine to card a 66 and finished second at 13-under.

Rahm made two bogeys and an eagle at the 7th then produced four consecutive birdies from the 13th to close with a 66 and a tie for third alongside Spieth.


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Open Championship 2021 R4

Matthias Schmid made history becoming the first German to win the Silver Medal for the leading amateur, finishing at 2-over 282.

“I just got told some of the names that has been on the list for a Silver Medal and I’m proud of myself I was able to join it this week,” he said. “That was the goal coming in here.

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Open Championship 2021 R4

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Collin Morikawa
-15
67
64
68
66
265
2
Jordan Spieth
-13
65
67
69
66
267
T3
Jon Rahm
-11
71
64
68
66
269
T3
Louis Oosthuizen
-11
64
65
69
71
269
5
Dylan Frittelli
-9
66
67
70
68
271
T6
Brooks Koepka
-8
69
66
72
65
272
T6
Mackenzie Hughes
-8
66
69
68
69
272
T8
Dustin Johnson
-7
68
65
73
67
273
T8
Robert MacIntyre
-7
72
69
65
67
273
T8
Daniel Berger
-7
70
67
68
68
273
T8
Scottie Scheffler
-7
67
66
69
71
273
T12
Viktor Hovland
-6
68
71
69
66
274
T12
Emiliano Grillo
-6
70
64
72
68
274
T12
Shane Lowry
-6
71
65
69
69
274
T15
Tony Finau
-5
70
66
72
67
275
T15
Paul Casey
-5
68
67
70
70
275
T15
Marcel Siem
-5
67
67
70
71
275
T15
Corey Conners
-5
68
68
66
73
275
T19
Sergio Garcia
-4
68
69
73
66
276
T19
Brandt Snedeker
-4
68
68
72
68
276
T19
Brian Harman
-4
65
71
71
69
276
T19
Aaron Rai
-4
70
69
68
69
276
T19
Webb Simpson
-4
66
72
67
71
276
T19
Kevin Streelman
-4
70
69
66
71
276
T19
Justin Harding
-4
67
67
70
72
276
T26
Xander Schauffele
-3
69
71
72
65
277
T26
Byeong Hun An
-3
67
70
73
67
277
T26
Ian Poulter
-3
72
66
71
68
277
T26
Matt Fitzpatrick
-3
71
69
67
70
277
T26
Cameron Tringale
-3
69
66
71
71
277
T26
Jason Kokrak
-3
70
70
66
71
277
T26
Andy Sullivan
-3
67
67
71
72
277
T33
Bryson DeChambeau
-2
71
70
72
65
278
T33
Benjamin Hebert
-2
66
74
71
67
278
T33
Tommy Fleetwood
-2
67
71
70
70
278
T33
Talor Gooch
-2
69
72
67
70
278
T33
Lanto Griffin
-2
69
70
68
71
278
T33
Danny Willett
-2
67
69
70
72
278
T33
Cameron Smith
-2
69
67
68
74
278
T40
JC Ritchie
-1
71
70
72
66
279
T40
Justin Thomas
-1
72
67
71
69
279
T40
Max Homa
-1
70
69
71
69
279
T40
Daniel van Tonder
-1
68
66
74
71
279
T40
Dean Burmester
-1
70
67
71
71
279
T40
Matt Wallace
-1
70
68
69
72
279
T46
Jazz Janewattananond
E
70
69
74
67
280
T46
Adam Scott
E
73
66
73
68
280
T46
Harris English
E
75
65
72
68
280
T46
Johannes Veerman
E
70
68
72
70
280
T46
Rory McIlroy
E
70
70
69
71
280
T46
Justin Rose
E
67
70
70
73
280
T46
Joel Dahmen
E
69
68
69
74
280
T53
Rickie Fowler
+1
69
72
75
65
281
T53
Chan Kim
+1
70
69
74
68
281
T53
Billy Horschel
+1
70
69
73
69
281
T53
Jon Thomson
+1
71
67
73
70
281
T53
Marcus Armitage
+1
69
72
70
70
281
T53
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
+1
68
72
70
71
281
T59
Ryosuke Kinoshita
+2
72
69
72
69
282
T59
Chez Reavie
+2
72
66
74
70
282
T59
Joaquin Niemann
+2
69
70
73
70
282
T59
Abraham Ancer
+2
69
71
71
71
282
T59
Bernd Wiesberger
+2
71
70
70
71
282
T59
Lee Westwood
+2
71
67
72
72
282
T59
Matthias Schmid (a)
+2
74
65
71
72
282
T59
Antoine Rozner
+2
70
71
67
74
282
T67
Brendan Steele
+3
73
68
74
68
283
T67
Richard Bland
+3
70
70
73
70
283
T67
Jack Senior
+3
67
71
72
73
283
T67
Sam Horsfield
+3
70
70
69
74
283
T67
Ryan Fox
+3
68
68
71
76
283
72
Padraig Harrington
+4
72
68
73
71
284
73
Kevin Kisner
+5
70
69
78
68
285
T74
Richard Mansell
+6
72
69
76
69
286
T74
Yuxin Lin (a)
+6
69
72
74
71
286
T76
Poom Saksansin
+8
73
68
76
71
288
T76
Sam Burns
+8
71
69
76
72
288
CUT
Harold Varner III
+2
70
72
142
CUT
Francesco Molinari
+2
68
74
142
CUT
Marc Leishman
+2
75
67
142
CUT
Sebastián Muñoz
+2
73
69
142
CUT
Keegan Bradley
+2
71
71
142
CUT
Russell Henley
+2
70
72
142
CUT
Tyrrell Hatton
+2
72
70
142
CUT
Henrik Stenson
+2
71
71
142
CUT
Kurt Kitayama
+2
71
71
142
CUT
Jimmy Walker
+2
70
72
142
CUT
Rikard Karlberg
+2
72
70
142
CUT
Ryutaro Nagano
+2
70
72
142
CUT
Ryan Palmer
+2
72
70
142
CUT
Chris Kirk
+2
68
74
142
CUT
Marcus Kinhult
+2
69
73
142
CUT
Jorge Campillo
+2
72
70
142
CUT
Victor Perez
+2
70
72
142
CUT
Guido Migliozzi
+2
69
73
142
CUT
Martin Kaymer
+2
74
68
142
CUT
Takumi Kanaya
+2
70
72
142
CUT
Troy Merritt
+3
73
70
143
CUT
Patrick Cantlay
+3
74
69
143
CUT
Charley Hoffman
+3
72
71
143
CUT
Rafa Cabrera Bello
+3
70
73
143
CUT
Brendon Todd
+3
72
71
143
CUT
Matthias Schwab
+3
71
72
143
CUT
Shaun Norris
+3
72
71
143
CUT
Matt Jones
+3
72
71
143
CUT
Daniel Hillier (a)
+3
72
71
143
CUT
Patrick Reed
+3
72
71
143
CUT
Laird Shepherd
+3
74
69
143
CUT
Min Woo Lee
+3
74
69
143
CUT
Gary Woodland
+3
73
70
143
CUT
Lucas Herbert
+3
70
73
143
CUT
Branden Grace
+3
72
71
143
CUT
Stewart Cink
+3
66
77
143
CUT
Erik van Rooyen
+3
69
74
143
CUT
John Catlin
+4
75
69
144
CUT
Adam Hadwin
+4
75
69
144
CUT
Jason Scrivener
+4
73
71
144
CUT
Keith Mitchell
+4
68
76
144
CUT
Richard T. Lee
+4
75
69
144
CUT
Ricardo Celia
+4
72
72
144
CUT
Haotong Li
+4
75
69
144
CUT
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
+4
75
69
144
CUT
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño
+4
71
73
144
CUT
Ernie Els
+4
72
72
144
CUT
Jason Day
+5
75
70
145
CUT
Brad Kennedy
+5
71
74
145
CUT
Carlos Ortiz
+5
75
70
145
CUT
Alex Noren
+5
74
71
145
CUT
Lucas Glover
+5
75
70
145
CUT
Matt Kuchar
+6
74
72
146
CUT
Thomas Detry
+6
72
74
146
CUT
Darren Clarke
+6
71
75
146
CUT
Joe Long (a)
+6
73
73
146
CUT
Cole Hammer (a)
+6
75
71
146
CUT
Rikuya Hoshino
+6
74
72
146
CUT
Christoffer Bring
+7
72
75
147
CUT
Jaco Ahlers
+7
68
79
147
CUT
Joost Luiten
+7
76
71
147
CUT
Romain Langasque
+7
74
73
147
CUT
Sam Bairstow
+7
75
72
147
CUT
C.T. Pan
+7
71
76
147
CUT
Paul Waring
+8
72
76
148
CUT
Nicholas Poppleton
+8
75
73
148
CUT
Garrick Higgo
+8
73
75
148
CUT
Adam Long
+9
72
77
149
CUT
Aaron Pike
+9
74
75
149
CUT
Ben Hutchinson
+9
77
72
149
CUT
Abel Gallegos (a)
+9
73
76
149
CUT
Marcel Schneider
+9
73
76
149
CUT
Sam Forgan
+10
73
77
150
CUT
Connor Worsdall
+10
77
73
150
CUT
Phil Mickelson
+12
80
72
152
CUT
Daniel Croft
+14
76
78
154
CUT
Yuki Inamori
+16
75
81
156
CUT
Deyen Lawson
+17
80
77
157
W/D
Will Zalatoris
E
69
69