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Ohanian FaceTimed the two-time major winner to extend an invitation to join his franchise, which Morikawa enthusiastically accepted.
The response was perhaps too enthusiastic as the American compared the call to getting the call-up for the Ryder Cup - considered by many to be one of the greatest honors in golf.
'I just got chills through my body. I don't think I've ever answered a call like this,' Morikawa said. 'I mean, I got my Ryder Cup call this year, but this is … I think this tops it almost.'
Collin Morikawa received a call from co-owner Alexis Ohanian to join Los Angeles Golf Club
The two-time major winner compared the call to getting the call-up for the Ryder Cup
Morikawa was a member of Zach Johnson's Team USA for the Ryder Cup in Rome in September, marking the second time he's competed in the event.
However, the US's performance at Marco Simone was a disaster as they were routed 16.5-11.5 by Europe amid rumors of internal fractions and hat-gate.
And Morikawa's reaction to the TGL call up could be a reflection of the negativity surrounding Team USA and the Ryder Cup.