Two-time big winner Collin Morikawa thinks he has unfinished business Players Championship After three disappointing visits so far.
The 26-year-old claims that he felt ready to win in his first game of 2020, but that the tournament would be canceled due to Covid, where he was under four after the first round.
The final round 66 was the only redeeming feature of his comeback the following year, while 12 months earlier he missed the cut by two shots failing to break 73 in any of his laps.
He has missed two cuts at his last three events, the WM Phoenix Open and the Arnold Palmer Invitational, but believes it’s just a signal after finishing four times in the top six in his last six races.
“I really thought I was going to win Covid in year one, and then it was Covid. Honestly, my game felt good to come to this tournament in 2020.”
“So 2021, the game still wasn’t feeling as good as before. Frankly, he had a really good final round and last year I couldn’t control the golf ball with some kind of draw and I was still finding my swing and golfing was impossible.
“I feel comfortable here and the great thing about this golf course is that it fits perfectly on the course, so I’m not too worried about my previous background here.
“If I look back at the many tournaments I’ve played in, I think I’ve played well over the years and haven’t. It’s been a short career so far, but I haven’t really gotten too deep into it.
“Comparing 2023 to 2022, I think I did a lot more and was able to really struggle, and that was the biggest thing.
“The few cuts that were missed were odd as the game still felt really good, but we’ve done a lot of good work over the last few days, so I’m excited to be back.”
tournament in TPC sawgrass Often referred to as the “fifth main” as it is hosted at the PGA Tour’s headquarters in Ponte Vedre Beach, Florida, it always boasts a high-quality course and the facilities are top-notch.
There’s a lot of discussion right now about the tour’s restructuring, especially events set next year with increased prize funding and no cuts, and Morikawa questioned why the experience at Sawgrass couldn’t be repeated every week.
“There is something special this week. “I think not only are we better treated as players, everyone is treated on a different level,” he said.
“Honestly, I think every week we play the PGA Tour should be held accountable and accountable (for that), right?
“I mean, we shouldn’t have to do this at just one event. I think it’s very doable wherever we go.
“These are very small things, but I think they can be improved on the Tour.
“But there’s something you know in this tournament that anyone who wants to be the best in the world has come out here this week.”