AVONDALE — Collin Morikawa, who became only the second player to win a major and a WGC title before the age of 25, will team with fellow golf prodigy Matthew Wolff in their debut at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
Morikawa won the 2020 PGA Championship in August after the PGA Tour resumed play last summer. Then he went on to win the World Golf Championships-Workday Championship in February, becoming only the second player to win both a major and a WGC title before turning 25. The other player to accomplish that feat was Tiger Woods.
He is currently ranked fourth in the world.
Morikawa won his first PGA Tour title as a Special Temporary Member in his eighth career start, which qualified him for the FedExCup Playoffs that year. Prior to that, he finished tied for second in only his fourth PGA Tour start at the 3M Open, where he played with eventual champion Matthew Wolff in the final round.
His first victory of the current season came at the Workday Charity Open in a playoff over Justin Thomas. He lost to Daniel Berger in a playoff at the Charles Schwab Challenge, the first event back from the suspension of the season.
He was a three-time first-team All-American at the University of California where he was named 2018 Golfweek Men’s National Player of the Year and earned Pac-12 Player of the Year honors in 2019. He also reached the number one position in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.
Wolff won the 3M Open in only his fourth start on the PGA Tour, becoming a winner at 20 years, two months old. He went on to be named the 2018-19 Rookie of the Year on the Tour.
The next season, he scored a solo second in the Rocket Mortgage Classic He later tied for fourth in the 2020 PGA Championship won by Morikawa.
This season he took sole second at the U.S. Open in September, after holding a two-stroke lead going into the fourth round. The next week, he tied for second after a playoff in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
He is currently ranked 23rd in the world.
He played two seasons for Oklahoma State where he was a two-time first-team All-American and two-time first-team All-Big 12 selection. He won the individual title at the 2019 NCAA Championships and the Fred Haskins Award as the nation’s most outstanding player as a sophomore.
The Zurich Classic is the only team tournament on the PGA TOUR season. Since launching the team format in 2017, the Zurich Classic of New Orleans has drawn some of the highest-ranking fields for any regular-season tournament on the PGA TOUR.
Single-day grounds tickets are only $35. In addition to grounds tickets and the Best of the Zurich Classic Passes, other ticket packages are available at www.zurichgolfclassic.com.