| Brandt Snedeker tips Collin Morikawa to reach world number one

12 | Brandt Snedeker tips Collin Morikawa to reach world number one

Brandt Snedeker believes golf’s most up-to-date main champion Collin Morikawa has no weaknesses in his sport and could turn out to be world no 1.

Taking half in in appropriate his 2nd main and 28th tournament since turning genuine 14 months ago, Morikawa obtained the PGA Championship in sensational fashion on Sunday after a thrilling closing spherical in San Francisco.

The 23-year-used emerged from a seven-manner tie for the lead in the closing stages by chipping in for a birdie on the 14th hole and then producing to take into accounta good attempting eagle on the 16th by riding the inexperienced on the 294-yard par four and holing from seven feet.

A closing 64 equalled the bottom spherical of the week and gave Morikawa a two-shot victory – his third since turning pro – over England’s Paul Casey and overnight chief Dustin Johnson.

World quantity 5 Morikawa will not be in the self-discipline for this week’s Wyndham Championship, but his efficiency at Harding Park merely confirmed to Snedeker what he intention after seeing his sport up shut earlier this year.

“He would not beget a weak spot,” Snedeker, whose 2nd victory in the Wyndham Championship in 2018 incorporated an opening 59, told a pre-tournament press convention at Sedgefield Nation Club.

“I played with him at Sony (Originate) this year the important two rounds and he used to be leading after the important spherical. I consider strolling off the fluctuate and talking to a couple guys and announcing, man, I appropriate played with a man who’s purchased a gamble to be no 1 on this planet from what I seen in the important two rounds.

“He drives it so straight, loads long ample. Iron play’s phenomenal, perhaps one in all the tip 5 iron gamers out right here. Received a gargantuan short sport, and then when he putts gargantuan he’s going to be appropriate there with a gamble to determine.

“The side that impressed me most used to be his perspective, his manner, the manner he handled himself. He’s a 23-year-used living in a 40-year-used’s body attributable to the manner he thinks and performs.

“He’s in actuality factual at roughly being unemotional on every shot, appropriate? Every shot is what it is, handle that shot, switch on, roughly droop away it in the past.

“That is in actuality exhausting for a genuine to acquire who’s my age, 39, let by myself a 23-year-used out of faculty who’s playing as gargantuan as he has.

“(I’ve) been very impressed with him. He’s a gargantuan child. We’re fortunate to beget him on Tour ensuing from that you just might want to perhaps perhaps not acquire a disagreeable side to claim about him and the manner he performs supreme provides to that.”

– TEAMtalk media