Omega’s pre-PGA publicity was all about how this year’s first golf Major was the tenth anniversary of its association with the tournament along with a highlight on brand ambassadors with a shot at winning such as Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood.
Collin Morikawa, who lives in California, was certainly in the Omega press pack.
And, as the world’s number 12 ranked player in the world, should not have been considered a long-shot at the PGA, particularly as it was held close to his home at the Harding Park golf club in San Francisco.
The 23-year-old Morikawa, playing in just his second major, carded a six-under 64 to win the tournament at 13 under.
Among the other Omega ambassadors, Tommy Fleetwood was 29th at 3 under, Rory McIlroy was 33rd at 2 under.
Sergio Garcia missed the cut with a 6 over score after two rounds.