Collin Morikawa

Grant Thornton ambassador


Get to know Collin

At just 25, Collin Morikawa is already a two-time major champion and Olympian with a list of history-making wins to his name. He and Tiger Woods are the only two players to have, before age 25, won a major and a WGC title, as well as both the PGA Championship and Open Championship. He is the only player in history to win a major in his first attempt twice. After top 10 performances at both the 2021 PGA Championship and U.S. Open, Collin was named Champion Golfer of the Year with his commanding performance at the 2021 Open Championship. He was also named the 2021 Male Player of the Year by the Golf Writers Association of America. Collin was raised in Los Angeles, CA, and has excelled beyond golf as a 2019 graduate of the prestigious Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley. When not competing, Collin devotes himself to spending time with his fiancée, dog and finding the best eats in town.

What do you think is a challenge people face while getting started with golf?

I think the notion of “what golf is” to a lot of people can be a challenge. It’s often a misperception that needs to be changed. You don’t have to be tall. You don’t have to be short. You don’t have to look a certain way. You can play from different tee boxes or play par 3 courses – you can play miniature golf. There are so many different ways to play.


How can we make golf more inclusive?

We can make golf more inclusive by simplifying the idea of what it means to golf. That could be shorter courses or fewer holes. It could also be providing easier access to putting greens and driving ranges for more people from more diverse backgrounds.