sport news Collin Morikawa BLOWS chance to become World No 1 and five-shot lead at the ...

sport news Collin Morikawa BLOWS chance to become World No 1 and five-shot lead at the ...
sport news Collin Morikawa BLOWS chance to become World No 1 and five-shot lead at the ...
Collin Morikawa BLOWS chance to become World No 1 by giving up five-shot lead at the Hero World Challenge... as Viktor Hovland wins a thrilling final round at Albany Collin Morikawa threw away a five-shot lead at the Hero World Challenge Morikawa also blew the chance to overtake John Rahm as the world No 1 golfer Viktor Hovland emerged victorious from an extraordinary final round at Albany

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Collin Morikawa squandered a five-shot lead and the chance to become world No 1 as Viktor Hovland emerged victorious from an extraordinary final round of the Hero World Challenge.

Hovland began the day six shots off the pace but carded a closing 66, which included back-to-back eagles on the 14th and 15th, at Albany to secure his third title of the season.

The 24-year-old Norwegian, who successfully defended his Mayakoba Classic title on his last start, bogeyed the last two holes to finish 18 under par, a shot ahead of American Scottie Scheffler.

Collin Morikawa squandered a five-shot lead and the chance to become World No 1 on Sunday

Collin Morikawa squandered a five-shot lead and the chance to become World No 1 on Sunday

Viktor Hovland (above) emerged victorious at the Hero World Challenge at Morikawa's expense

Viktor Hovland (above) emerged victorious at the Hero World Challenge at Morikawa's expense

Scheffler had looked out of contention when he ran up a triple-bogey seven on the fourth, but birdied the sixth and ninth and picked up six more shots in a seven-hole stretch from the 11th to briefly share the lead.

Hovland had made a hat-trick of birdies from the sixth and also birdied the 11th before dropping his first shot of the day on the next, but then holed a bunker shot on the short par-four 14th and followed it with another eagle on the par-five 15th to take

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