In just his second major-championship start and 27th overall on the PGA Tour, the Southern California native broke through and won the 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park, carding a final-round 64. He followed that up by capturing The Open Championship last July by two strokes over Jordan Spieth at Royal St. George's Golf Club in England. Coupled with his victory in the WGC-Workday Championship in February 2021, Morikawa now has five PGA Tour wins. Morikawa, who completed his eilgibility at the University of California-Berkeley in 2019, registered his first professional win at the Barracuda Championship a few weeks after finishing as runner-up to Matthew Wolff in the 3M Open. This will be Morikawa's fourth U.S. Open appearance, coming off a tie for fourth last year at Torrey Pines. Morikawa enjoyed a decorated career at Cal, where he won the 2019 Pacific-12 Conference title and was named Golfweek magazine's Player of the Year for the 2017-18 season. Posted a 4-0-0 record in the USA's 19-7 victory over Great Britain and Ireland in the 2017 Walker Cup Match at The Los Angeles Country Club. He also helped the USA to a second-place finish in the 2018 World Amateur Team Championship in the Republic of Ireland. Morikawa is Cal's only four-time All-American and only three-time first-team All-American. He set the school's single-season scoring average mark as a junior (68.68), and he was a finalist for the 2019 Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson and Jack Nicklaus awards. He represented the United States on a pair of victorious Palmer Cup Teams (2017, 2018) and was on the victorious 2021 U.S. Ryder Cup Team.
U.S. Open Record
|2021||Torrey Pines Golf Course (South Course)||75-67-70-70--282||-2||T-4|
|2020||Winged Foot Golf Club (West Course)||76-71||+7||MC|
|2019||Pebble Beach Golf Links||71-73-72-69--285||+1||T-35|