The long-awaited first major golf tournament in a season upended by the coronavirus pandemic delivered an upstart winner on Sunday. Collin Morikawa, a 23-year-old Californian playing in just his second major, won the 102nd P.G.A. Championship at a spectator-free TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.
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Morikawa, who turned pro last summer, shot a six-under-par 64 on Sunday to finish at 13 under for the victory, his first in a major and the third over all in his brief time on the PGA Tour.
Morikawa went into the final round two shots off the lead, which was held by Dustin Johnson, who tied for second with Paul Casey, at 11 under for the tournament.
The tournament at Harding, an unpretentious municipal course on the foggy southwestern edge of the city, was supposed to be held in early May, four weeks after the Masters, the traditional opening major for the men’s tour. The Masters is now scheduled for mid-November at Augusta National, and the United States Open at Winged Foot has been moved from June to mid-September. The British Open, the only men’s major held outside the United States, was canceled for the first time since World War II.