Collin Morikawa Reveals Eating Burgers EVERY DAY at Royal St George’s Fueled His Amazing Open Triumph
Collin Morikawa reveals that eating a burger EVERY DAY at Royal St George’s fueled his stellar Open triumph this week, before vowing to hit the bar to celebrate his caddy’s birthday – and vowing to drink from the Claret Jug!
- Open champion Collin Morikawa revealed he ate a hamburger from the Major every day
- The American, 25, is the first player to win two different majors on his debut
- Morikawa added that he planned to drink alcohol from the famous Claret Jug
New Open champion Collin Morikawa revealed the secret to his great triumph at Royal St Georges: eating a hamburger from the major every day.
The American, who won the 2020 U.S. PGA Championship on just his second major start, kept his nerve to hold off compatriot Jordan Spieth on the final stretch and become the first player to win two different majors on his debut.
He eventually finished two shots clear of Spieth at 15 under, becoming only the second person after Tiger Woods to win the Open and the US PGA before the age of 25.
Open champion Collin Morikawa revealed he ate a burger every day at Royal St Georges
The 25-year-old American became the first player to win two different majors on his debut
While Morikawa said he did not drink any alcohol during the match, his success appears to have been fueled in part by fast food.
‘The secret? Well, I never do this, but I’ve had a burger for four days, so my body probably feels it. I know my body feels it,” he added.
“I think I just enjoy these moments and I talk about them so much that we love what we do.”
Morikawa plans to take a breather and drink in the history of his achievement, but he lets his caddy choose what gets put in the Claret Jug.
And after restraining himself all week, he plans a party before going home.
Morikawa said he would celebrate his caddy’s birthday by drinking from the Claret Jug
“I think when you’re making history — and I’m 24 years old — it’s hard to grasp, and it’s hard to really take it in,” he said.
“At 24 it’s so hard to look back on the two short years I’ve been pro and see what I’ve done because I want more.
“I enjoy these moments and I love them and I want to teach myself to embrace it a little bit more.
‘We stayed in the hotel next to the track. Every night I see all the caddies drinking, and I’m like, ‘Man, I really want to drink, but I’m holding back. I’m holding on to tournament week’.
“It’s JJ’s (caddy JJ Jakovac) birthday. I’ll let him decide (which drink in the Claret Jug).’
When Morikawa scored his breakthrough big win at the US PGA at Harding Park in San Francisco, there were no fans as Covid-19 restrictions were still in effect.
Morikawa praised the Open crowd, saying ‘they are some of the best fans I’ve ever seen’
So to do it in front of packed stands – 30,000 people were allowed into Royal St George’s every day this week – was a joy for the American and he could also use that fact to answer those who questioned his ability to perform under pressure.
“The nerves are definitely up there, but you channel these nerves into excitement and energy, and that sets you off as a fear factor in ‘This is something I want,'” he added.
‘I had nothing to prove. It’s just for you (the media). I answer it only for you that we can play for fans.
“They are some of the best fans I’ve ever seen. They really understand the game. They appreciate the game. We owe them a great debt of gratitude.’