People name it one factor, whereas the remainder of the world refers to it as the opposite. Sound acquainted?
You may guess which group calls it the British Open.
Alas, Collin Morikawa, the 2021 champion golfer of the 12 months, feels this alternative is as much as him.
“On the finish of the day, if you happen to win it, you may name it regardless of the hell you need,” Morikawa stated Tuesday in his pre-tournament press convention. “I feel individuals perceive whether or not you say British Open or The Open.”
Morikawa held off Louis Oosthuizen and Jordan Spieth at Royal St. George’s in 2021 to seize the Claret Jug. It was his second—and most up-to-date—main championship.
His victory in Southern England marked the primary time since 2003 that the champion had received the event of their debut.
The previous California Golden Bear started the ultimate spherical one shot off the lead, however his bogey-free 4-under 66 led him to glory on Sunday.
“I undoubtedly known as it the British Open the 12 months I received, after which individuals gave me hate for it,” Morikawa defined. “So then I known as it The Open final 12 months, however I performed higher once I known as it the British Open, so I would name it the British Open.”
Final 12 months at St. Andrews, Morikawa missed the reduce by a shot after taking pictures a 1-over 73 throughout Friday’s second spherical.
So maybe his argument carries some weight.
However his level stems from a lack of information of world geography, one thing he admitted throughout his session with the media.
Both manner, The Open Championship is golf’s oldest main championship, contested yearly inside the UK, which incorporates England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Eire.
But, Morikawa doesn’t care what he or different individuals name this event, however he undoubtedly cares about successful the Claret Jug once more.
Jack Milko is a golf employees author for SB Nation’s Taking part in By. You may observe him on Twitter @jack_milko for extra golf protection. You’ll want to try @_PlayingThrough too.