Collin Morikawa (born February 6, 1997) is an American professional golfer with a net worth estimated at $7 million. He was born in Los Angeles, California, and is a two-time major champion who made his first professional debut in 2019.
Morikawa won the 2019 Baraccuda Championship and the 2020 Workday Charity Open, of which he was the third youngest champion in the 2020 US PGA Tour. He is the eighth player since 1920 to win multiple majors before turning 25. Below are more intriguing facts about him.
Collin Morikawa’s Biography Summary
- Name: Collin Morikawa
- Date of Birth: February 6, 1997
- Birth Place: Los Angeles, California
- Ethnicity: Asian (Chinese – Japanese)
- Nationality: American
- Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada
- College: University of Berkeley, California
- Height: 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm)
- Weight: 73 kg (160 lbs)
- Marital Status: Engaged
- Fiancée: Katherine Zhu
- Parents: Debbie and Blaine Morikawa
- Siblings: Garret Morikawa
- Instagram: Collin_morikawa
- Twitter: colin_morikawa
What is Collin Morikawa’s Net Worth?
Collin Morikawa has a net worth estimated at $7 million and has earned a total amount of $9.9 million in his career since he turned professional when he was 21. The golfer has had six professional wins and five PGA tour wins. From his two major break-out wins, he has earned $4 million. Collin made a total of $1.98 million when he won the PGA tour.
Morikawa also has sponsorship deals, some of which include a signed multimillion-dollar deal with Adidas, which started in 2019 when he was still an amateur. It also extends with Thornton’s tailor-made golf clubs and the US Bank, where he got branding rights for his golf bag (2021). In 2018-19, he had an official money of $1,754,890, which increased to $5,250,868 in 2019-20, and $7,059,908 in 2020-21. His statistics show that he is going to have more buoyant finance as the years go by.
Collin Morikawa is Asian American
Colin Morikawa was born to Debbie Morikawa and Blaine Morikawa on February 6, 1997, in Los Angeles, California. His mother, Debbie Morikawa, is of Chinese Descent but holds American citizenship. She is an alumnus of the university of southern California, while his father, Blaine Morikawa, is of Japanese descent and also of American nationality, just like his wife. His own parents (Collin’s grandparents) reside in Hawaii, where the family visits from time to time.
Debbie and Blaine Morikawa have another son, Garrett Morikawa, who in the world of sports is much more interested in soccer, unlike his celebrity brother, who is eight years older than him.
The Morikawas run a laundry business called Yee Yuen Laundry and Cleaners Inc. in Los Angeles. It’s a family enterprise where Debbie Morikawa is the President and Blaine Morikawa is the Vice President. The celebrity golfer shared that his parent’s business was their major means of survival while growing up.
He Attended Berkeley and Has a Business Administration Degree
Collin Morikawa had his early education at La Cañada High School in La Cañada Flintridge, California, Los Angeles County. He went on to have his college education at the University of California, Berkeley, and graduated with a business administration degree. He was a top player who was named as a first-team All-American four times (4 years) in his university and won five times (5 wins), namely the Western Junior, Trans-Mississippi Amateur, Sunnehanna Amateur, and the Northeast Amateur, respectively.
Morikawa Began Playing Golf at a Very Young Age
Collin Morikawa’s parents were said to have introduced him to sports at the age of five, after which he proved to have a great skill in golf. His early progress in the sport is attributed to his mother’s frequent arranged family visits to Hawaii, where they have family members, membership, and space to practice.
In 2002, when Collin was just 5 years old, his parents convinced the organizers of the junior golf camp at Scholl Canyon Golf and Tennis Club in Glendale to let him play. In 2005, Rick Sessinghaus started serving as his coach. Collin thereafter grew up playing in the Chevy Chase country club owned by William P.Bell. He was recognized as a top-ranked golfer in the World Amateur Golf Ranking (2018). He also made history as the first American to win the Race to Dubai on the European tour in 2021. He has made total cuts of 60 scoring an average of 69.839. In the FEDEX CUP, he has total points of 1089 and ranks 23rd.
Collin Morikawa is in a Relationship with Katherine Zhu
Katherine Zhu is Collin Morikawa’s fiancée. She, just like her fiancé, has an outstanding sporting career. Interestingly, she is into women’s golf. She was born in Vancouver and later had her high school education in China. Still, in the spirit of sports, her father, Mike Chu, was also a great tennis player. She followed in his footsteps and started playing tennis at a very young age.
Collin’s girlfriend’s career as a golfer continued when she moved back to North America for her college education at Pepperdine University, where she earned multiple EGA All-American honors. Here, she also scored an average of 76.54 strokes. According to her, she says that golf has created opportunities that have made lifelong memories that she’ll cherish forever.
On multiple golf course occasions, Katherine is to be seen caddying for her fiancé. The couple met in 2017, a week before Collin Morikawa had a golf win in college, which led to him describing her as a major support in his life. Going down memory lane, it all started at a collegiate match at Pepperdine University, and at that point, they both attended separate universities.
Colin and Katherine’s relationship is public, with pictures of them celebrating his wins and sharing their leisure time activities. Their relationship is somewhat competitive, as described by Collin, who shared that while practicing with Katherine, he enjoys the competition they share because it helps him get better.