Morikawa, who admits the victory on the PGA was “very life-changing,” is adamant the celebrity that has include it will not “change who I am.”
“A lot of opportunities are given to you, a lot more sponsorships, people being aware of who you are,” he instructed CNN’s Dwelling Golf’s Shane O’Donoghue.
“I feel like I’m still the same 23-year-old kid that you guys call me. I’ve got a smile on my face, and I love food, and I hope that’s me for the rest of my life.”
Whereas many gamers may need been sated by that victory, that isn’t the case for Morikawa.
“It didn’t feel like I checked that box off of winning a major championship and I’m satisfied with the rest of my career. It just made me want more,” he stated.
“Now, whether I’m at a major championship or a regular event, European Tour event, whatever it might be, I want that winning feeling because when you win, it’s just a feeling that you can’t describe, especially in golf, with us really losing more than we win.”
A world participant
Having initially damaged onto the scene within the US with victories on the PGA Tour, Morikawa is now seeking to take his sport across the globe.
“If you look at the history of golf, there’s a lot of global players and those are the ones that are well-known,” he defined.
“It speaks a lot to their personalities as a person, but it also speaks a lot about their games. They’re able to adjust. That’s all about golf, adjusting to what we’re given ahead of us.”
Taking to the course alongside 2017 winner Sergio Garcia and European Ryder Cup heroes Tommy Fleetwood, Justin Rose and Tyrrell Hatton, the Californian’s expertise might be put to the check on the Emirates Golf Membership.
“My entire life, it’s always been about consistency. I’ve said that since day one, I believed in myself that I could do it, but I’ve only tested myself out really in the US on the PGA Tour,” he stated.
“And what better way to come out here on the European Tour, the Race to Dubai, and really make a statement for myself to show that my game travels. At the end of my career, I want to look back and be able to say that it does.”