Morikawa wins the Workday Charity Open after beating Thomas in the extra hole


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Morikawa wins the Workday Charity Open after beating Thomas in the extra hole

The American golfer took advantage of a poor closing of his compatriot in Muirfield Village to win the second PGA Tour title of his career.

Collin Morikawa raised this Sunday the champion trophy of the Workday Charity Open after beating Justin Thomas in the extra hole of Muirfield Village Golf Club.

In his 24th professional start, Morikawa took advantage of Thomas’ disastrous closure to win his second PGA Tour title of his career. They both finished with a score of 19 under par after 72 holes, but the 23-year-old golfer was finer than his rival on the third playoff hole.

Thomas, a former world number one, was preparing to celebrate a new championship, but he closed the day with two bogeys in the last three holes that finally cost him the victory.

Viktor Hovland took the podium in Ohio with a score of -15, while Chase Seiffert (-14) finished fourth. Among the South Americans, the Chilean Joaquín Niemann finished in 31st place after a great closing of 68 shots on the last day.

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