Collin Morikawa shocked the world by winning a golf major at the age of just 23, and without his girlfriend and caddie, he may still be dreaming of winning one today.
His girlfriend, Katherine Zhu has always been “proud” of boyfriend Collin Morikawa, long before the 23-year-old won the PGA Championship on Sunday.
As a fellow golfer herself, Zhu praised Morikawa on social media last month after he captured the Workday Charity Open and Barracuda Championship titles.
“From playing US Amateur Golf in college to winning two PGA Tour events. So, freaking proud of you! I love you @collin_morikawa,” Zhu posted to her Instagram account.
On Sunday, Zhu (who also caddies for Morikawa) celebrated the golfer’s PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, posing alongside the Wanamaker Trophy. Thanks to a fantastic drive on the 16th hole, Morikawa finished with a 13-under par.
A Pepperdine University athlete, 24-year-old Zhu is said to have met Morikawa, a UC Berkeley alum, through college golf, and in March, the couple celebrated their third anniversary. Earlier this year, Morikawa commented that Zhu “beats me probably on 70 per cent of our chipping competitions.”
Morikawa went on to say; “I think that’s what’s great about her is that we’re always competing. I think the PGA Tour is awesome like that. To have her around when we’re in the off weeks, and no one is around. She can always bring a wedge to the course, and we can always do something fun,” he said.
After Morikawa netted nearly $2 million from Sunday’s win, it’s a banker that Zhu will be by his side in his next scheduled PGA Tour event and for many to come.
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