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Collin Morikawa wins 2021 British Open

Collin Morikawa claimed his second career major, winning the 2021 British Open. He held off Jordan Spieth to secure the win.

Collin Morikawa of the United States reacts after his putt on the ninth hole during Day Four of The 149th Open at Royal St George’s Golf Club on July 18, 2021 in Sandwich, England. Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images

Collin Morikawa won the 149th Open Championship, edging out Jordan Spieth by two strokes. Morikawa shot four under in the final round of the British Open and finished his four days with a -15. Spieth finished at -13 after also shooting four under on Sunday. Morikawa claimed $2,070,000 with the victory and Spieth claimed $1,198,000 with his second place finish.

Morikawa made history with his second career major victory. Morikawa won in his first professional appearance at the British Open and became the first player since 1934 to win two of his first eight major starts. He’ll also be the first player to win two different majors in his first attempt.

It’s the second major win for Morikawa, who also took the 2020 PGA Championship at Harding Park. The 2019 Pac-12 Champion during his time at Cal-Berkeley, he accomplished so much in amateur golf that is translating to the PGA Tour as fast as anyone ever has. He’ll also be representing the USA at the Olympics in Tokyo starting next week at the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Kawagoe, Japan.

Morikawa opened the week at +2500 odds to win the British Open at DraftKings Sportsbook. Jon Rahm opened as the favorite to win, installed at +650, followed by Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy at +1100. Brooks Koepka entered the tournament as the most bet-on golfer to win at DK. 6% of bets and 10% of handle on outright tickets came in on Koepka at +1400.