THE FIRST TIME @collin_morikawara @MorikawaTracker thought about becoming @OWGRltd No. 1⃣
With @TheOpen champion just one shot off the lead a he #HeroWorldChallenge
✅ @TOURMISS @IrishGolferMag pic.twitter.com/YZE0botQV3
— Fatiha Sahnoune & Bernie McGuire (@TOURMISS) December 3, 2021
Morikawa has made just 60 starts as a pro in events offering world-ranking points. Tiger Woods was the quickest to reach No. 1, doing so in just 21 pro starts. Jordan Spieth is currently second on the list, needing 77 starts to reach No. 1.
“I think I became aware I could end the year as number one right before the Race to Dubai, @Nosferatu on Twitter posted a bunch of things that we all follow,” he said.
“I think you see — I saw what happened, I saw the scenarios. And I’m going to keep saying it, that I just have to focus on trying to win this week and if I do, I know it’s going to happen.”
And in arriving to the Hero World Challenge in winning the Race to Dubai he was asked if he felt he was playing better after two rounds at the DP World Tour Championship or better through two days in the Bahamas.
“To be honest, I don’t even know how I played the first two rounds in Dubai,” he said. “I think I’m playing similar. Like nothing’s sticking out, but nothing’s worrisome. So when it comes to that, I think it’s — I’ve made some putts. The putting feels good, which is great. I’ve just got to keep that up and just hit some good shots and get it in the fairways a little more often for these last two days”.
Unlike Morikawa, there were no media requests for Rory McIlroy who struggled with a 71 to be sharing eighth place at seven under par.
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