Collin Morikawa, Girlfriend Katherine Zhu Celebrate 2020 PGA Championship Win

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistAugust 10, 2020

Collin Morikawa waves on the 15th hole during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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Collin Morikawa had a celebratory partner following his dramatic 2020 PGA Championship victory at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco on Sunday.

As Brentley Romine of Golf Channel shared, Morikawa and girlfriend Katherine Zhu had a celebration fit for the times:

Brentley Romine @BrentleyGC

Collin Morikawa wins #PGAChamp and celebrates by giving his girlfriend a high-five. Ah, the COVID era... Clarification: They hugged right after.

It went better than the celebration with the trophy:

CBS Sports @CBSSports

Yep, the top comes off Collin πŸ˜‚ https://t.co/MbgMoOzUPt

Golf.com noted Zhu is an impressive golfer herself, playing four years at Pepperdine University and earning multiple WGCA All-American honors.

As for Morikawa, he joined some of the all-time greats on the list of the youngest players to win a PGA Championship for his efforts.

Sportsnet Stats @SNstats

Youngest players to win #PGAChamp Gene Sarazen (1922) 20 yrs, 5 mos Tom Creavy (1931) 20 yrs, 7 mos Gene Sarazen (1932) 21 yrs, 7 mos Rory McIlroy (2012) 23 yrs, 3 mos Jack Nicklaus (1963) 23 yrs, 6 mos Colin Morikawa (2020)23 yrs, 6 mos

Tom VanHaaren @TomVH

Collin Morikawa joins Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the youngest @PGAChampionship winners, all at 23. #PGAChamp @collin_morikawa https://t.co/Idlq2hBbBN

He finished the tournament at under 13 and two strokes ahead of second-place finisher Paul Casey. It was a seven-way tie for the lead at one point in the final round, but the victor birdied the 14th and turned heads with an eagle on the par-four 16th with a stunning drive:


Making par 4s look like par 3s. @Collin_Morikawa is so smooth. #PGAChamp https://t.co/3gpJWkicAs

It was at that moment that the celebration seemed inevitable.