Lessons learned: Collin Morikawa's humorous response following Masters disappointment

Collin Morikawa learned a lot during his 3rd Place Masters finish.
Collin Morikawa - The Masters
Collin Morikawa - The Masters / Warren Little/GettyImages

After finishing in 3rd place at this year's Masters, Collin Morikawa shared on social media about lessons learned from his 2-over-par final round. One of the lessons was to not hit the ball in the water on the 11th hole. At least he has a sense of humor about the finish and he should use the lessons to become a stronger golfer.

Collin Morikawa confirmed a coaching change at this year's Masters

Per Adam Schupak of Golfweek, Morikawa admitted he had parted ways with his golf coach, Mark Blackburn during a transition period in his career. Morikawa said he may now go back to former coach Rick Sessinghaus. Under Blackburn, Morikawa won last year's ZOZO Championship in October.

On Sunday at the Masters, Morikawa took a share of the lead at 7-under after making birdie on the 8th hole. He followed that with a double bogey on the 9th. He got aggressive on his second shot which cost him on the hole. After making par at the 10th, he recorded another double bogey on the 11th after hitting into the water.

He did overcome the setback by birdieing the 13th and 15th holes at Augusta National to record his highest finish in the Masters Tournament. He entered the tournament in 20th place in the FedEx Cup standings.

The lessons learned and what he chooses to do moving forward will determine if he can get back to his old form. He burst onto the scene in 2019 and won five tournaments in his first three years on tour. Collin Morikawa won the PGA Championship in 2020, and the British Open in 2021.

If he can return to his championship form and learn from his slip-up on the 9th hole at Augusta National, he should be in the running for multiple titles and top 10s this year.

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He has two top 10s this season and has made six cuts out of eight tournaments he's competed in.

Morikawa is hoping to make the cut in his fourth straight tournament at the RBC Heritage this week.