Weekly Recap: Morikawa Makes a Move

Weekly Recap: Morikawa Makes a Move

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Collin Morikawa's red shirt never arrived. His homage to Tiger Woods was foiled.

Or was it?

Morikawa paid tribute to his childhood idol in a more meaningful way, doing his best Woods impersonation by converting a 54-hole lead into a comfortable three-stroke win over all the best golfers in the world at the WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession.

Many in the field chose to wear red shirts and black pants – Tiger's standard final-round look – to honor Woods, who was seriously injured in an auto accident earlier in the week.
 
Morikawa took things one step further just moments after sinking one final, Tiger-like 10-foot par putt to secure the title, offering a heartfelt "Thank you" to Woods in his post-victory interview on the course. It was a profound moment from a 24-year-old, in effect acknowledging that everything there is in golf today, everything that every golfer has – and many of them have enormous wealth – is because of Woods.

"Tiger means everything to me," Morikawa, wearing a gray Adidas shirt, told NBC's Steve Sands. "And yes, he had the crash and thankfully he's all right and hopefully he has a quick and great recovery, but I don't think we say thank you enough. So I want to say thank you to Tiger, because sometimes you lose people too early. Kobe [Bryant]...I lost my grandpa about a month ago. And you don't get to say thank you enough. So thank you, guys."

To be able to speak

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Len Hochberg
Len Hochberg has covered golf for RotoWire since 2013. A veteran sports journalist, he was an editor and reporter at The Washington Post for many years. He was named 2020 "DFS Writer of the Year" by the FSWA and was nominated for the same award in 2019.
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