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Collin Morikawa, Phil Mickelson and Nelly Korda win 2021 GWAA awards

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Collin Morikawa, Phil Mickelson and Nelly Korda win 2021 GWAA awards

Patrick Cantlay was the PGA Tour Player of Yr Award winner, which is a vote of the circuit’s membership, but it was Collin Morikawa who gained the participant-of-the-year nod from the golfing writers.

The Golfing Writers Association of The usa introduced Thursday that Morikawa has won the association’s Male Participant of the Yr award, while Nelly Korda was voted the Female player of the yr and Phil Mickelson received the Senior Participant of the Calendar year award.

Morikawa – a two-time winner in 2021 together with the Open Championship, his next major victory – obtained 48{cf07cd047201b183b19c0b335dbd7d35a498f84568531c8abe8643bd3ccfd494} of the GWAA vote even though world No. 1 Jon Rahm concluded runner-up in the voting with 37{cf07cd047201b183b19c0b335dbd7d35a498f84568531c8abe8643bd3ccfd494} of the vote.

“I have a deep appreciation for the journalists devoted to selling our wonderful game, and to be identified among the names of past winners is humbling,” Morikawa claimed.

Korda was a 4-time winner on the LPGA Tour in ’21 and also gained the gold medal at the Olympics. She been given 72{cf07cd047201b183b19c0b335dbd7d35a498f84568531c8abe8643bd3ccfd494} of the GWAA vote.

Although Mickelson was a unwilling participant on the PGA Tour Champions, he made the most of his opportunities and gained the Senior Player of the Year award with 59{cf07cd047201b183b19c0b335dbd7d35a498f84568531c8abe8643bd3ccfd494} of the vote. Mickelson performed just six occasions on the in excess of-50 circuit for the duration of the 2020-21 season, profitable 4 of all those starts including the Schwab Cup Championship. He joined Jack Nicklaus as the only player to acquire 4 of their first 6 senior begins. 

“I had a truly enjoyable time actively playing some Champions tour functions and last calendar year was a seriously unique year, certainly profitable the PGA Championship and actively playing and competing in the Champions tour situations, and obtaining achievement was actually particular,” Mickelson mentioned. “Being in a position to shell out time with so several men that I grew up participating in with, I’m just honored.” 

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