In just his second major-championship start and 27th overall on the PGA Tour, the Southern California native broke through and won the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park, carding a final-round 64. Morikawa now has three PGA Tour wins. In July, he won the Workday Charity Open at Muirfield Village in a playoff over Justin Thomas. 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 second U.S. Open appearance; he tied for 35th last year at Pebble Beach one week after making his pro debut in the RBC Canadian Open. 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. Hel 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. Also played on a pair of victorious USA Palmer Cup Teams in 2017 and 2018.
|2020||Winged Foot Golf Club (West Course)||76-71||+7||MC|
|2019||Pebble Beach Golf Links||71-73-72-69--285||+1||T-35|