Collin Morikawa cannot wait to embrace everything St Andrews has to offer when he defends the Claret Jug in front of record-breaking crowds at The 150th Open.
Morikawa made history with a stunning debut victory at Royal St George’s last year, as he followed up his win in the 2020 PGA Championship by becoming the first man to win on his first appearance at two different majors.
Speaking to the media after it was announced that 290,000 fans will be present at the Old Course this July, Morikawa expressed excitement ahead of his first trip to the Home of Golf.
“I've never been to a golf course or a golf club like that, where I think really just the entire town is encompassed around (the Old Course at) St Andrews,” Morikawa said.
“The love for the game, the love for the sport, I think it kind of breathes and lives through the town. I've never been in a place like that, and what I think I'm going to look forward to experiencing is just being a part of that town, being there for The Open when everything is about The Open.
“Places we go and play normally, they're kind of – golf is the highlight of that week, but there's also other things going on in some cities that we go to.
“I really look forward to going there in St Andrews and just really embracing and enjoying everything that it has to give for me.”
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