DUBLIN, Ohio – What are the odds?
Not once, not twice, but three times Collin Morikawa looked to be done Sunday in the Workday Charity Open at Muirfield Village Golf Club. In the end, however, he was the one atop the leaderboard.
Morikawa overcame every obstacle in front of him on a topsy-turvy day that had heads spinning with all the plot twists to claim his second PGA Tour title. He did so by first forcing a playoff by making up three shots with three to play with two pars and a birdie as Justin Thomas bogeyed two of his last three holes.
Then, after Thomas made his longest putt of the season, a 50-footer with 10-feet of break on the first playoff hole, Morikawa knocked in his make-or-lose putt from 25 feet.
Then all Morikawa could do was watch as Thomas just missed his chance to win on the second playoff hole when his putt from 9 feet just burned the right edge.
Finally, on the third extra hole, Morikawa split the fairway, knocked his approach to 10 feet and two-putted for par as Thomas, who drove his tee shot behind a tree, made bogey.
“Amazing, that’s how the day went,” Morikawa said. “It was a long, long 21 holes. It was a grind. I knew from the start nothing…