Collin Morikawa bests GOAT Tiger Woods’ record score at Tour Championship after 36-holes following IMPRESSIVE performance at East Lake

Collin Morikawa continued his impressive show of display at the Tour Championship on the second round. He has now broken the record of the lowest score after 36 holes held previously by Tiger Woods.


Collin Morikawa bests GOAT Tiger Woods’ record score at Tour Championship after 36-holes following IMPRESSIVE performance at East Lake

Collin Morikawa along with Tiger Woods (Pic Credit: Imago)

Over the years gone by, golf great Tiger Woods has claimed several records along his name. On Friday though, he saw one of his records being taken away by him through the hands of Collin Morikawa. The two-time major winner has now recorded the lowest 36-hole score at the Tour Championship, surpassing the previous record of Woods set in 2007.

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The 26-year-old fired a low score of 61 in the first round. He would follow this up with another gritting performance on Friday and fired six-under 64 to post a score of 16-under 125. In doing so, he broke the record score of 127 held by Woods for nearly 16 years.

Back then, the tournament did not follow the handicap rule. This meant every player started with the same score. However, the FedEx Cup playoffs have seen some changes and players start the Tour Championship on their seasonal rankings. Morikawa started the event at 26th position with one-under. He though has not led that affect him and brought his A-Game during the first two rounds.

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Collin Morikawa claims Tour Championship is far from over as challenge awaits from top players

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Collin Morikawa at the Tour Championship (Pic Credit: CBS Sports)

It might just have been two rounds, but the performances of Collin Morikawa have surprised everyone. The American who started the tournament way below the rankings would soon start climbing up the leaderboard with his impressive showing. He currently shares the top spot tied with Viktor Hovland who is firing on all cylinders. The Norwegian has momentum on his side following his record-setting victory at the BMW Championship.

Morikawa himself has admitted that the challenge has just begun but claimed that he is ready to face off against some of the world’s best. While sharing the top spot with Hiovland and having a two-stroke lead above the others, Morikawa mentioned how much he loves the sport.

The best players in the world don’t shy away from these moments,” he said after the conclusion of the second round. “There is a bunch of chasers right there. There’s going to be a lot of low scores tomorrow,” Morikawa further added giving the scope of the challenge he faces ahead.

Sitting third just behind the leaders is Scottie Scheffler. The World No.1 started the tournament at 10-under but has suffered a little dip. He though is still in contention and the course of action can change within a few moments. If Morikawa is able to hold on and come away as the winner, it would make a strong case for a captain’ pick for the Ryder Cup next month.

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