Morikawa credit his presence on the Genesis Scottish Open final yr for his victory the next week at Sandwich. The presence of the perfect gamers on the planet at The Renaissance this week, and all that’s coming on the one hundred and fiftieth Open subsequent week, are the one tales that matter for him.
The 25-year-old needed to go public on Twitter final month to disclaim unwarranted rumours he was heading to LIV Golf, and is pissed off with all of it.
Open champion Collin Morikawa believes the vivid tales of the following two weeks ought to drown out the noise of LIV Golf and the sport’s civil warfare.
“I simply woke as much as individuals saying I used to be going someplace, once I clearly wasn’t,” he mentioned. “So that you needed to shut it down.
“It’s irritating. I’m somebody that’s 25 years outdated, proper, I’ve accomplished this for simply three years. All I’ve ever dreamt about is the PGA Tour, profitable majors, taking part in in opposition to the perfect on the planet.
“All of us have our opinions, proper, and all of us have what we need to say, however all I need to do is deal with every week and deal with the tournaments.”
He’d introduced up the identical state of affairs on the US Open, being pissed off with LIV discuss when all he wished to do was deal with the historical past of the venue and championship.
“Similar factor this week,” he mentioned. “I’ve already shut (LIV discuss) down. We’re right here with a tremendous area, 14 of the 15 finest gamers on the planet. That must be the story line.
“After which for subsequent week, I might say a mouthful. Me being defending champion, one hundred and fiftieth Open, at St Andrews.
“Tiger Woods is taking part in once more. I imply, does it get higher than that? It’s powerful to beat that.”
Morikawa feels defensive for the Scottish Open as a result of he believes final yr it was an enormous think about him profitable The Open. His expertise at Renaissance satisfied him to alter his irons to those that had been so locked in at Sandwich.
“I severely owe all the pieces to this week final yr,” he mentioned. “My sport had felt nearly as good because it had your entire yr. I came visiting right here and it was just a little windy however nothing loopy and I used to be hitting 9-irons to edges of the greens. It simply wasn’t acceptable.
“I simply stored complaining to JK (Jakovac, his caddie) that like my irons felt off, I simply couldn’t hit the ball within the centre of the face.