The first major tournament of the golf season, the 2020 PGA Championship, brought a fun ending.
At one point on Sunday’s final round, seven golfers at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco had taken the lead on the final nine. Round three leader Dustin Johnson was in that group. Collin Morikawa too.
Then Morikawa took over the 16th hole.
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The Los Angeles-born and former Cal Berkeley player drove the accessible par-4 hole and then released a short eagle putt to take a two-stroke lead. He rushed through the last two holes with just a little fear as he watched him flirt at 18 and miss the green.
After being eliminated, he just had to wait for the final groups to finish before celebrating his first big win and his third win on the PGA Tour at the age of 23.
He had a little problem raising the Wanamaker Trophy when the lid flew off, but the win still counts.
Sporting News provided live updates and highlights from round four on Sunday (Tom Gatto contributed to this report):
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(All times east.)
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PGA Championship Updates, highlights from the fourth round on Sunday
21 clock: Morikawa closes par-par for a final round of 64 and the tour of the clubhouse. He watches as the last groups try in vain to catch him. He wins the 2020 PGA Championship.
8:30 pm: Morikawa takes control of the tournament with an eagle on par-4-16. He drives the accessible green and does a short putt. He’s on his way to eighteen at two.
8:10 pm: Day pocketed a clutch par putt to finish at 10 under. Keeps himself tied for second place in the group.
7:55 pm: A solo leader appears: Collin Morikawa throws himself off the green for a birdie on the 14th. He goes down on 11.
7.45pm: The co-leader group consists of up to seven people – Johnson, Day, Finau, Casey, Moirkawa, Wolff and Scheffler.
7:35 pm: Madness! Matthew Wolff, 21, plays in his first major and becomes a co-leader with Tony Finau and four others. Who thinks of playoffs? We need to see more of Wolff’s unconventional swing.
7:25 pm: Make it a five-way tie for the lead: Jason Day joins in with a birdie on the 14th.
7:20 pm: The first major of the season offers great drama. Johnson, Scheffler, Casey and Collin Morikawa are 10 ahead as they play on the back nine.
7:10 pm: The final pairing has turned the tide. Johnson, co-leader with Paul Casey at 10 under, is in trouble after hitting out of a bunker on the 10th.
6:30 p.m. .: Give credit to Haotong Li, the 36-hole leader who shot a 73 on Saturday. He’s back to 8 under, his total after Friday, with a birdie to 14. Right now he’s two behind the leaders.
6:10 pm: Two-time defending champions Brooks Koepka has to play out of his mind to have a chance at a hat trick. He is two, seven and five strokes away from the lead, with goal conditions looking favorable.
5:49 pm: Johnson’s ball lands right on the green and rolls onto hole 5 in preparation for a difficult attempt on the hole.
5:46 pm: Scheffler on hole 5 looks very relaxed. Paul Casey slips back to 6 in one fell swoop.
5:32 pm: This three-way tie becomes a six-way tie, headed by Johnson DeChambeau, Casey, Morikwawa, Champ and Scheffler.
5:26 pm: Three-way tie at the top when Johnson bogeys the third par-3 hole. Johnson, DeChambeau and Scheffler at the helm.
5:16 pm: Dustin Johnson saves par in 2nd place and sits on the final round at -10 through two holes.
5:13 pm: Colin Morikawa with a birdie to three which brings him to -8 for the day.
5:10 pm: Johnson is 48 feet from the hole at # 2.
5.00 .: DJ with a birdie on hole 1 to stay one step ahead.
4:53 pm: Tony Finau has just missed birdie and sits behind Dustin Johnson with one punch.
4:50 pm: Dustin Johnson starts for his start time of 1:50. Today he is approaching his second major.
4:47 pm: DeChambeau is now behind the lead.
4:20 pm: DeChambeau (-6) takes his opening swing on round 4 and hits a ball 320 yards. Almost 200 miles an hour from the tee.
PGA Championship start times
Here is the full list of PGA Championship start times and groupings for the fourth round on Sunday:
Round 4: Sunday August 9th
(All times east; all golfers start at hole 1)
Ryan Palmer, Jordan Spieth
Chez Reavie, J.T. Poston
Erik van Rooyen, Matt Wallace
Danny Lee, Robert MacIntyre
Adam Long, Bubba Watson
Joost Luiten, Rory Sabbatini
Kevin Streelman, Viktor Hovland
Jim Herman, Gary Woodland
Tiger Woods, Tom Hoge
Sepp Straka, Byeong Hun An
Billy Horschel, Abraham Ancer
Phil Mickelson, Russell Henley
Luke List, Mark Hubbard
Bud Cauley, Louis Oosthuizen
Brian Harman, Brandt Snedeker
Kurt Kitayama, Rory McIlroy
Doc Redman, Emiliano Grillo
Mackenzie Hughes, Cameron Smith
Brendan Steele, Alex Noren
Denny McCarthy, Adam Hadwin
Shane Lowry, Nate Lashley
Justin Thomas, Harris English
Adam Scott, Charl Schwartzel
Kevin Kisner, Victor Perez
Brendon Todd, Keith Mitchell
Dylan Frittelli, Lanto Griffin
Patrick Reed, Harold Varner III
Webb Simpson, Jon Rahm
Patrick Cantlay, Ian Poulter
Bernd Wiesberger, Mike Lorenzo-Vera
Haotong Li, Hideki Matsuyama
Matthew Wolf, Xander Schauffele
Joel Dahmen, Si Woo Kim
Daniel Berger, Tommy Fleetwood
Justin Rose, Jason Day
Bryson DeChambeau, Tony Finau
Paul Casey, Brooks Koepka
Cameron Champ, Collin Morikawa
Dustin Johnson, Scottie Scheffler