Collin Morikawa imbibes his Open success by sipping a pint from the Claret jug

Collin Morikawa finishes his Open success by sipping a pint from the Claret Jug as American celebrates his historic second major triumph at just 24

  • Morikawa has kept his promise to drink a pint from the Claret pitcher
  • The American was eager to drink in the history of his achievement
  • He celebrated at the Lodge at Princes Golf Club, next to Royal St George’s

New Open Champion Collin Morikawa has lived up to his promise to have a pint from the Claret pitcher.

The American happily drank in the history of his achievement and asked his caddy to choose the celebratory drink.

And the staff at the Lodge at Princes Golf Club, next door to Royal St George’s, were happy to join the celebration.

Open champion Collin Morikawa has kept his promise to drink a pint from the Claret pitcher

The Lodge at Princes Golf Club staff were happy to celebrate

The Lodge at Princes Golf Club staff were happy to celebrate

The 24-year-old admitted it was difficult not to enjoy a drink with the caddies in the hotel bar during the tournament.

But Morikawa was able to enjoy a pint before returning to the United States.

Morikawa held off a thrilling challenge from Jordan Spieth to make history with victory in the 149th Open on his championship debut at a sun-drenched Royal St George’s on Sunday.

The 24-year-old, who won the USPGA Championship 2020, answered all self-doubts

Collin Morikawa won The Open on the first attempt when he finished 15 under par on Sunday

Morikawa, who won the 2020 US PGA Championship on just his second big start, kept his nerves very well throughout the final stretch to become the first player to win two different majors on their first attempt.

A closing 66 gave the 24-year-old a winning total of 15 under par and a two stroke win, with Spieth also returning a 66 and world number one Jon Rahm doing the same to share third place at 11 under with 54 hole leader Louis Oosthuizen.

Morikawa made history by winning the US PGA Championship and the Open on the first attempt

Morikawa made history by winning the US PGA Championship and the Open on the first attempt

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