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August 09, 2020

PGA Championship 2020: The two clutch shots that won Collin Morikawa the Wanamaker

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Sean M. Haffey

Collin Morikawa is one of the best irons players in the sport. Turns out the short game ain’t too shabby either.

Morikawa, in a logjam at the top of the leaderboard at the PGA Championship, separated himself from the pack at Harding Park with this unbelievably clutch chip-in at Harding Park’s 14th hole.

That is getting it done, son.

Not only did the chip-in come after a somewhat chunked iron shot, but Morikawa ranks 119th in strokes gained/around-the-green. Insert your "there are lies, damn lies and statistics" joke here.

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Better yet, Morikawa proved the chip-in wasn’t an aberration but an extension of nerve, as he proceeded to drive the par-4 16th. From 10 feet, Morikawa converted the eagle for a three-shot lead.

Two holes later, Morikawa, playing in just his second championship, holed out to win the PGA Championship, with those two back-nine gems proving to be the difference.