2021 British Open Championship payout: Collin Morikawa collects career-best $2.07 million

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How much did Collin Morikawa win?

2021 British Open prize money, purse: Payouts, winnings for Collin Morikawa, others from $11.5 million pool. The 149th Open Championship concluded Sunday with 24-year-old Collin Morikawa conquering Royal St. George's for his second career major. CBSSports.com2021 British Open prize money, purse: Payouts, winnings for Collin Morikawa, others from $11.5 million pool

Who won the 149th British Open?

Collin Morikawa Wins British Open at Royal St. George's for Second Major Title. Morikawa, 24, shot a bogey-free 66 in the final round to surge past Louis Oosthuizen and cap this strange 'Super Season' with bookend major titles. The binge has ended. May the hangover yield to a lengthy period of reflection. Sports IllustratedCollin Morikawa Wins British Open at Royal St. George's for Second Major Title

Who won the Open 2021?

Collin Morikawa, 24, captured his second major championship on Sunday at the 149th Open, becoming the first men's golfer in history to win his debut at two separate major events. CBSSports.com2021 British Open leaderboard, winner: Collin Morikawa joins legends as eighth to win two majors before age 25

Who won the Open Championship?

Collin Morikawa won the Claret Jug, and the largest first-place prize in British Open history. Collin Morikawa won his second career major title on Sunday at Royal St. George's, and with it, he also won the biggest prize in Open Championship history: $2.07 million. Sports Illustrated2021 British Open: Final Purse, Prize Money, Payouts From Open Championship at Royal St. George's

Collin Morikawa collected the biggest winner's check of his young career Sunday at Royal St. George's.

The 24-year-old Morikawa won The Open Championship by two shots over Jordan Spieth, capturing the claret jug and the $2.07 million first-place prize. The payday bested his $1.98 million haul for winning last year's PGA Championship.

Here is a look at what Morikawa and each player who made the cut took home Sunday at The Open:

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Open champion Morikawa reveals eating burgers each day of the Major

Daily Mail 18 July, 2021 - 05:12pm

By Carl Markham, Press Association

New Open champion Collin Morikawa revealed the secret to his stellar triumph at Royal St Georges: eating a burger each day of the Major.    

The American, who won the 2020 US PGA Championship on just his second major start, held his nerve to keep compatriot Jordan Spieth at bay on the closing stretch and become the first player to win two different majors on debut.

He eventually finished two shots clear of Spieth on 15 under and became only the second person after Tiger Woods to win the Open and US PGA before the age of 25.

Open champion Collin Morikawa revealed he ate a burger each day at Royal St Georges

The 25-year-old American became the first player to win two different majors on debut

While Morikawa said he had been staying away from alcohol during the contest, his success seems to have been partly fuelled by fast food.

'The secret? Well, I never do this, but I had a burger for four straight days, so my body is probably feeling it. I know my body's feeling it,' he added.

'I think I just enjoy these moments and I talk about it so much that we love what we do.'

Morikawa intends to take a breather and drink in the history of his achievement - but he will let his caddie choose what gets put in the Claret Jug.  

And, having restrained himself all week, he is planning a celebration before heading home.

Morikawa said he would celebrate his caddie's birthday by drinking from the Claret Jug

'I think when you make 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 at the two short years that I have been a pro and see what I've done because I want more.

'I enjoy these moments and I love it and I want to teach myself to embrace it a little more.

'We've been staying at the hotel right by the course. Every night I see all the caddies drink, and I'm like 'Man, I really want to drink, but I hold back. I hold back on tournament week'.

'It's JJ's (caddie JJ Jakovac) birthday. I'm going to let him decide (what drink to put in the Claret Jug).' 

When Morikawa recorded his breakthrough major win at the US PGA at Harding Park in San Francisco it was in front of no fans as Covid-19 restrictions were still in full force.

Morikawa praised the Open crowd, saying 'they are some of the best fans I've ever seen'

So to do it in front of full grandstands - 30,000 people were allowed into Royal St George's every day this week - was a delight for the American and he was also able to 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 puts you away from like a fear factor into 'This is something I want',' he added.

'I had nothing to prove. It's just to you guys (the media). I'm just answering it for you guys that we can play in front of fans.

'They are some of the best fans I've ever seen. They truly understand the game. They appreciate the game. We owe them a huge thank you.' 

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