Collin Morikawa wins British Open
Collin Morikawa celebrates with the Claret Jug on the 18th green following his final round winning the Open Championship. Peter van den Berg-USA TODAY Sports

Collin Morikawa holds off Jordan Spieth to win British Open

Collin Morikawa won the British Open at Royal St. George's Golf Club on Sunday for his second major title in two years. It was his first time playing the Open.

The 24-year-old American secured a two-shot victory, holding off Jordan Spieth. He finished at 15 under 265, which is the lowest score in the 15 times the Open has been played at Royal St. George's.

According to the Twenty First Group's Justin Ray, Morikawa is the first player in men's golf history to win his debut in two different major championships. He also joins Tiger Woods as the only players to win both the Open and the PGA Championship before age 25. 

Morikawa now has five victories in his two years since turning pro, including two majors and a World Golf Championship. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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