Podcast: Morikawa Crowned Champion Golfer Of The Year

Tom and Elliott discuss all the fallout from the 149th Open at Royal St George's...

Podcast: Morikawa Crowned Champion Golfer Of The Year
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Tom and Elliott discuss all the fallout from the 149th Open at Royal St George's...

Podcast: Morikawa Crowned Champion Golfer Of The Year

We recap the 149th Open Championship where Collin Morikawa finished two clear of Jordan Spieth to win the Claret Jug.

We discuss all the big stories from the week at Royal St George's including Morikawa, Spieth, Oosthuizen, the fans, McIlroy, DeChambeau and more.

Listen below:


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The Clubhouse is brought to you by Titleist, the #1 brand in golf, and the most played golf ball, driver, iron and wedge at The Open Championship last week. For more information head to Titleist.co.uk (opens in new tab).

The success story of the week for the #1 brand in golf was no doubt from Titleist brand ambassador Jordan Spieth, who had new T100 and T200 long irons in-play for the first time in competition en route to tying the record score to par for an Open runner-up.

When asked about the irons, he said: “I don’t understand why you’d play any other iron to be honest.”

Spieth also played the new TSi3 driver, Vokey SM8 wedges, Scotty Cameron putter, and a new Pro V1x golf ball at Royal St George's. As Titleist swept the major equipment counts in the golf ball, driver, iron, and wedge categories in Kent.

To find out more about every Titleist Brand Ambassador and the equipment they use, head to Titleist.co.uk (opens in new tab).

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x