Collin Morikawa relishing Hero World Challenge battle with Bryson DeChambeau

Collin Morikawa will not worry about Bryson DeChambeau playing a different style of game to him as the Open champion bids to crown a sensational year by becoming world No 1.

Collin Morikawa relishing Hero World Challenge battle with Bryson DeChambeau
© Collin Morikawa hits his tee shot on the second hole during the second round of the Hero World Chall…

Heading into the weekend in the Hero World Challenge, DeChambeau holds the lead after carding a brilliant eight-under 64 in the second round at Albany Golf Club in the Bahamas.

But the 2020 US Open champion has Morikawa and two other of his Ryder Cup team-mates, Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau, breathing down his neck in an event hosted by Tiger Woods.

Morikawa, who won the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai less than a fortnight ago to become the first American to top the Race to Dubai, is once again proving his machine-like qualities here.

The two-time major champion carded an eagle and six birdies as he moved to 10-under, having shared the lead with DeChambeau before finishing with a bogey for the second day running.

“When I put myself in the fairway, I was converting, I was making the birdies when I needed to,” said Morikawa of his day’s work.

“Still felt like the driver’s a little off, but, you know, get a little timing a little bit better tomorrow and the next day and we’ll be just fine.”

The 24-year-old, who got engaged earlier in the week, smiled when it was pointed out that the fans could be set for a clash of styles over the final 36 holes.

“There hasn’t been one style of golf that has won every tournament out here, right?” said Morikawa, who will topple Jon Rahm as world No 1 if he can land the title on Sunday.

“Look, Bryson’s changing the game and he’s doing what he thinks is going to help and I’m doing what I think is going to help.

“I think when it comes down to it, you know, who’s going to put the ball in the hole with the least amount of strokes and we’re all trying to figure that out.”

DeChambeau moved into pole position with an effort containing an eagle and 10 birdies, with his only blemish being a double-bogey 6 at the 16th after he found a bush.

Rory McIlroy, who shared the overnight lead, slipped four shots off the pace after having to settle for a 71.

A message from the Editor:

Get a year of unlimited access to all of The Scotsman’s sport coverage without the need for a full subscription. Expert analysis, exclusive interviews, live blogs, and 70 per cent fewer ads on – all for less than £1 a week. Subscribe to us today

News Related


Video: Alicia Keys gets the party started early ahead of 41st birthday as she enjoys a 'bubble room' art exhibit with pals

Read more »

Video: Married At First Sight's Jessika Power reveals herself to be a Harry Potter superfan as she enjoys a day out at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London with hunky Connor Thompson

Read more »

REVEALED: Bill Barr spoke to Capitol riot committee about Trump administration's plan to use military to seize voting machines in 2020 battleground states

The former attorney general left Trump administration in late December 2020 Days earlier Trump was allegedly presented with a draft executive order that would have had the Defense Secretary seize voting machines It would have also seen a special counsel appointed to investigate baseless 2020 election fraud claimsRep. Thompson confirmed such a draft existed during an interview on Sunday'A plan was put forward to potentially seize voting machines in the country and utilize Department of Defense assets to make that happen,' he said Read more »

A clean getaway! Runaway robot vacuum makes a break for freedom at Travelodge hotel after failing to stop at front door

The robot vacuum escaped from a Travelodge in Orchard Park, CambridgeOne social media user joked it would not last long as 'nature hates a vacuum'In a Reddit post, the hotel's assistant manager offered a beer for its safe return Having escaped on Thursday, the AWOL robot was found on Friday in a hedge  Read more »

Report: Steelers expected to promote Teryl Austin to defensive coordinator

© Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Pittsburgh will promote senior defensive assistant/secondary coach Teryl Austin to DC. Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler is retiring, and Pittsburgh will replace him internally. Per Aaron ... Read more »

Real Madrid thwarted by Elche as Benzema injured in surprise draw

© PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU Karim Benzema missed a penalty and then went off injured in Real Madrid’s 2-2 draw with Elche on Sunday. Real Madrid gave hope to their title rivals ... Read more »

Klopp relieved 'Jekyll and Hyde' Liverpool ride out January

© Daniel LEAL Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool won 3-1 at Crystal Palace on Sunday Jurgen Klopp said he was relieved to get through January with Liverpool still in the Premier League ... Read more »

Chelsea FC 1-0 Tottenham LIVE! Ziyech goal - Premier League match stream, latest score updates today

LIVE – Updated at 17:44 Chelsea FC vs Tottenham LIVE! A draw to Brighton in their last match means Chelsea have won none of their last four Premier League matches, ... Read more »

DIRECT. Burkina Faso-Gabon : Bruno Ecuele Manga permet aux Panthères d'arracher la prolongation en huitièmes de la CAN 2022, suivez la rencontre

Bertrand Traoré avait ouvert le score pour les Burkinabés. © Fournis par franceinfo Issu du groupe de la mort, le Gabon affronte le Burkina Faso dimanche 23 janvier (17 heures) ... Read more »

Champions Cup (J4) : Le Stade Français Paris renverse le Connacht et verra les huitièmes de finale

Malgré tout une deuxième période en infériorité numérique, le Stade Français Paris l’emporte face au Connacht (37-31) et fait un pas de plus vers les huitièmes de finale de la ... Read more »

Toulouse : enfin une bonne nouvelle pour le Stade Toulousain en Champions Cup

Finalement, le week-end ne se termine pas si mal… © Icon Sport Stade Toulousain Finalement, le week-end ne se termine pas si mal… Le Stade Toulousain a vécu un week-end ... Read more »

XV de France : neuf joueurs dont Antoine Dupont et Romain Ntamack absents du premier groupe pour préparer le Tournoi

Neuf autres joueurs, dont cinq nouveaux, ont été appelés dimanche pour pallier ces absences. © Fournis par franceinfo La Fédération française de rugby a annoncé, dimanche 23 janvier dans un ... Read more »

Challenge Cup: Saracens run out comfortable winners over London Irish

© PA Images Saracens v London Irish – EPCR Challenge Cup – Pool C – StoneX Stadium Saracens picked up their first victory of this season’s Challenge Cup after they ... Read more »

'Mercedes zet grote stap met motor, doet concessies aan ontwerp chassis'

© Aangeboden door GPblog NL Nadat eerder deze week de Italiaanse tak van al wist te melden dat Mercedes in 2022 aan de start verschijnt met een compleet nieuwe turbo, ... Read more »

Nicolas Pepe hints Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will STAY at Arsenal amid transfer talk, heart scare and captaincy axe

NICOLAS PEPE has tentatively suggested Arsenal team-mate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is staying put. The Gabon international has been the subject of intense transfer speculation after falling out of favour at the ... Read more »

Ajax gooit olie op het vuur met tweet na discutabel moment in duel tegen PSV

© Aangeboden door Voetbalzone Ajax heeft op Twitter de discussie over het tweede doelpunt in de met 1-2 gewonnen topper tegen PSV aangezwengeld. De Amsterdammers plaatsen een video van een ... Read more »

Roger Schmidt is kalm over zijn PSV-toekomst

© ProShots Roger Schmidt is kalm over zijn PSV-toekomst Een beslissing over een vervolg van de samenwerking tussen Roger Schmidt en PSV laat nog op zich wachten. De Duitse trainer ... Read more »

FC Utrecht spoelt Ajax-kater weg met eclatante overwinning in Rotterdam

© Aangeboden door Voetbalzone FC Utrecht heeft zondag een overtuigende zege geboekt op bezoek bij Sparta Rotterdam. De ploeg van René Hake spoelde de kater die overbleef na de grote ... Read more »

Bezoek aan Het Kasteel is precies wat FC Utrecht en Douvikas nodig hadden

© ProShots Bezoek aan Het Kasteel is precies wat FC Utrecht en Douvikas nodig hadden FC Utrecht heeft zondag een einde gemaakt aan een reeks van vijf wedstrijden op rij ... Read more »

Karim Benzema schiet strafschop hoog over; Real Madrid staat op uit de dood

© Aangeboden door Voetbalzone Real Madrid heeft ternauwernood een punt overgehouden aan de ontmoeting met Elche. Lang zag het ernaar uit dat de bezoekers er met de overwinning vandoor zouden ... Read more »

Alleen uitgebreide medische test scheidt Eriksen nog van terugkeer in Engeland

© Aangeboden door Voetbalzone Christian Eriksen gaat binnenkort zijn handtekening zetten onder een contract bij Brentford, zo verzekert onder meer Sky Sports zondag. Naar verluidt bieden the Bees de Deen ... Read more »

Arsenal fans left outraged as Ashley Westwood avoids a red card after an 'awful challenge' on Kieran Tierney in Burnley's draw at the Emirates

Arsenal and Burnley played out a 0-0 draw at the Emirates on Sunday afternoonAshley Westwood's tackle on Kieran Tierney was one of the game's key momentsThe Burnley man was only shown a yellow card for his tackle on TierneyHowever, some Arsenal fans believe that he should have been shown a red card  Read more »

Saints coaching rumors: Sean Payton reportedly mulling 'mini retirement' in 2022

© Provided by Sporting News Saints coach Sean Payton may not return to the team in 2022. Per a report from’s Ian Rapoport, sources close to the 16th-year head ... Read more »

Australian Open, Barty rimanda Anisimova e vola ai quarti-

© Fornito da Quotidiano.Net La favorita del torneo va avanti senza problemi. Ashleigh Barty è per il quarto anno consecutivo ai quarti dell’Australian Open, dopo il successo di stamattina su ... Read more »

Les Français cinquièmes, les Françaises quatrièmes

© Fournis par Rugby à 7 – Circuit mondial : Les Français cinquièmes, les Françaises quatrièmes La troisième étape du Circuit mondial de rugby à 7 se termine ce ... Read more »

D1B : Waasland-Beveren écrase Virton

Les Waeslandiens ont bien entamé leur seconde partie de saison. © Virton n’a pas fait le poids lors de la récéption de l’actuel second de D1B, Waasland-Beveren. Les Gaumais ... Read more »

Kaizer Chiefs' teenage wonderkid SCORES first goal for Amakhosi

© Provided by The South African It hasn’t taken Kaizer Chiefs’ newest signing, 15-year-old Mfundo Vilakazi, long to make an impact on Amakhosi supporters. MUST READ: BONGANI ZUNGU ELIGIBLE TO SIGN ... Read more »

Chelsea vs Tottenham LIVE: Premier League latest score and goal updates from fixture today

LIVE – Updated at 17:35 Welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of a huge London derby between Chelsea and Tottenham at Stamford Bridge. Thomas Tuchel’s side have already beaten Spurs ... Read more »

Dolphins' first-round pick falls again after 49ers' win vs. Packers

© Provided by Dolphins Wire After the Dolphins traded their first-round pick in 2021 to move up and select wide receiver Jaylen Waddle out of Alabama, they were left with ... Read more »

NFL World Reacts To Sunday’s Giants Coaching News

© Provided by The Spun A picture of two New York Giants helmets. As the New York Giants continue their search for their fourth head coach in the last seven ... Read more »

Report: SEC Assistant Football Coach Fired On Sunday

© Provided by The Spun An interior view of the college football stadium for Arkansas Razorbacks. An SEC football assistant coach was reportedly fired on Sunday, according to a report ... Read more »

Look: Old Aaron Rodgers Draft Interview Is Going Viral

© Provided by The Spun Erin Andrews interviews Aaron Rodgers after a game. Aaron Rodgers and the San Francisco 49ers have a long, complex history that added a new chapter ... Read more »

Tom Brady Has A Pretty Big Bonus On The Line Today

© Provided by The Spun Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady. Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has a massive bonus on the line for Sunday’s game against the Rams. If the ... Read more »

Video: Compulsory Covid jabs for NHS workers set to be put on hold after Tory revolt and warning from Royal College of GPs it will lead to chronic staff shortages - while healthcare workers dump their scrubs outside Downing Street during protest march

Read more »

Armenian president resigns citing 'difficult times' for nation

© Karen Minasyan / AFP Armenian President Armen Sarkissian announced Sunday that he is resigning his largely symbolic position, citing the inability of his office to influence policy during times ... Read more »

Bayern Munich target move for Barcelona's Frenkie de Jong

Bayern Munich are interested in securing the services of Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong having contacted the players agent, according to Marca. De Jong, 24, joined the Catalan giants from ... Read more »

Roy Keane and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink agree on Chelsea's Premier League title problem

Thomas Tuchel praises Ousmane Dembele See more videos What to watch next Thomas Tuchel discusses Romelu Lukaku's recent form and the unfair spotlight on the Belgian Thomas Tuchel discusses Romelu ... Read more »

The latest multi-million pound homes for sale in Greater Manchester that will make you want to win the lottery

Amongst the many reasons to want to win the lottery, for most of us it would be to buy our dream home. From an abundance of bedrooms and sprawling open-plan ... Read more »

Southampton prove Pep Guardiola right as 'boring' Man City claims are made to look foolish

After a 1-1 draw with Southampton on Saturday ended Manchester City’s 12-match winning streak in the league, Pep Guardiola repeated the message he has been giving for weeks. “I don’t ... Read more »

The warning sign in your urine of a 'life-threatening' complication

Checking the colour of your urine from time to time could provide you with a wealth of health information – such as signs of a bacterial infection, levels of hydration ... Read more »
On you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic