Collin Morikawa Wins The 2021 British Open

Collin Morikawa wins the 2021 British Open, outlasting Jordan Spieth, Louis Oosthuizen and Jon Rahm down the stretch
Brian Good
Sun, July 18, 8:42 AM EDT

Collin Morikawa Wins The 2021 British Open

At just 24 years old, Collin Morikawa is already one of the best golfers in the entire world. On Sunday, Morikawa added to his resume, winning the 2021 British Open. Morikawa shot 4-under par on Sunday, finishing the British Open at 15-under par.

The 2021 British Open is Morikawa’s second ever major win. Collin Morikawa won the PGA Championship in 2020 for his first ever major.

Morikawa came into Sunday’s final round trailing Louis Oosthuizen by one stroke. Oosthuizen started the day 12-under par for the tournament while Morikawa was 11-under.

Collin Morikawa hung around to start Sunday’s round, parring the first six holes. Morikawa closed out the front nine on a tear, bwith birdies on hole seven, eight and nine to go out with a 32 on the front. Morikawa held off the rest of the field by making just one birdie on the back nine, shooting a 34 and giving him a 66 for his final round.

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Collin Morikawa British Open Odds

Collin Morikawa’s British Open odds opened with his best number at +4000 to win the tournament. Morikawa shot a 3-under par during Thursday’s first round. But, with Louis Oosthuizen’s seven-under showing, Morikawa’s British Open odds actually increased to +4100, implying a 2.4% chance he would win.

But, Collin Morikawa made his move on Friday, shooting a 64, good for six-under par on the day. He followed it with a 68 on Saturday and came into the final round at +200 to win the British Open. By the time Oosthuizen had a bogey at No. 4 on Sunday, Collin Morikawa had become the favorite to win the British Open at +125 and he never looked back.

Collin Morikawa 2022 Masters Odds

Collin Morikawa’s Masters odds have been on the move as well, as is always the case when a golfer wins a major.

Coming into Sunday's final round of the British Open, Collin Morikawa's odds to win the 2022 Masters sat at +3000. Following his 2021 British Open win, they've been slashed down to +2500.

At +3000, oddsmakers wer implying a 3.2% chance Collin Morikawa would win the 2022 Masters. Now, those oddsmakers are giving him a 3.8% Chance to do so.

Jon Rahm +1100

Jordan Spieth +1200

Dustin Johnson +1200

Justin Thomas +1400

Bryson DeChambeau +1600

Rory McIlroy +1600

Brooks Koepka +2000

Xander Schauffele +2000

Collin Morikawa +2500

Hideki Matsuyama +2800

Ryder Cup Odds

Collin Morikawa will be a part of the US Ryder Cup team this year and will likely be a crucial part if the United States is going to win this time around. You could make an argument that Collin Morikawa is playing the best golf in the world right now, yet alone for anyone from the United States.

So, what do the lates Ryder Cup odds look like for Collin Morikawa and the rest of his Team USA teammates? Luckily for them, they're favored to win at Whistling Straits.

Team Ryder Cup Odds Implied Probability
USA -145 59.2%
Europe +175 36.4%

British Open Final Leaderboard

Pos Golfer R4 Thru Total
1 C. Morikawa -4 F [F] -15
2 J. Spieth -4 F [F] -13
T3 J. Rahm -4 F [F] -11
T3 L. Oosthuizen 1 F [F] -11
5 D. Frittelli -2 F [F] -9
T6 B. Koepka -5 F [F] -8
T6 M. Hughes -1 F [F] -8
T8 D. Berger -2 F [F] -7
T8 D. Johnson -3 F [F] -7
T8 S. Scheffler 1 F [F] -7
T8 R. MacIntyre -3 F [F] -7
T12 V. Hovland -4 F [F] -6
T12 S. Lowry -1 F [F] -6
T12 E. Grillo -2 F [F] -6
T15 P. Casey E F [F] -5
T15 T. Finau -3 F [F] -5
T15 C. Conners 3 F [F] -5
T15 M. Siem 1 F [F] -5
T19 J. Harding 2 F [F] -4
T19 B. Harman -1 F [F] -4
T19 K. Streelman 1 F [F] -4
T19 S. García -4 F [F] -4
T19 B. Snedeker -2 F [F] -4
T19 A. Rai -1 F [F] -4
T19 W. Simpson 1 F [F] -4
T26 A. Sullivan 2 F [F] -3
T26 I. Poulter -2 F [F] -3
T26 J. Kokrak 1 F [F] -3
T26 B. An -3 F [F] -3
T26 C. Tringale 1 F [F] -3
T26 M. Fitzpatrick E F [F] -3
T26 X. Schauffele -5 F [F] -3
T33 D. Willett 2 F [F] -2
T33 T. Gooch E F [F] -2
T33 B. DeChambeau -5 F [F] -2
T33 L. Griffin 1 F [F] -2
T33 B. Hebert -3 F [F] -2
T33 T. Fleetwood E F [F] -2
T33 C. Smith 4 F [F] -2
T40 J. Ritchie -4 F [F] -1
T40 D. Burmester 1 F [F] -1
T40 D. van Tonder 1 F [F] -1
T40 M. Wallace 2 F [F] -1
T40 J. Thomas -1 F [F] -1
T40 M. Homa -1 F [F] -1
T46 J. Dahmen 4 F [F] E
T46 J. Rose 3 F [F] E
T46 H. English -2 F [F] E
T46 J. Janewattananond -3 F [F] E
T46 J. Veerman E F [F] E
T46 A. Scott -2 F [F] E
T46 R. McIlroy 1 F [F] E
T53 M. Armitage E F [F] 1
T53 C. Kim -2 F [F] 1
T53 C. Bezuidenhout 1 F [F] 1
T53 J. Thomson E F [F] 1
T53 B. Horschel -1 F [F] 1
T53 R. Fowler -5 F [F] 1
T59 A. Ancer 1 F [F] 2
T59 J. Niemann E F [F] 2
T59 B. Wiesberger 1 F [F] 2
T59 L. Westwood 2 F [F] 2
T59 C. Reavie E F [F] 2
T59 M. Schmid 2 F [F] 2
T59 R. Kinoshita -1 F [F] 2
T59 A. Rozner 4 F [F] 2
T67 R. Bland E F [F] 3
T67 S. Horsfield 4 F [F] 3
T67 J. Senior 3 F [F] 3
T67 B. Steele -2 F [F] 3
T67 R. Fox 6 F [F] 3
72 P. Harrington 1 F [F] 4
73 K. Kisner -2 F [F] 5
T74 R. Mansell -1 F [F] 6
T74 Y. Lin 1 F [F] 6
T76 S. Burns 2 F [F] 8
T76 P. Saksansin 1 F [F] 8

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