The on-course fit behind Collin Morikawa’s ‘athlete’-driven breakthrough

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Morikawa's PGA Championship victory came thanks in part to a renewed focus on 'reacting like an athlete.' In cold temperatures at Harding Park, his Adidas fit did just that.

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Two months before Collin Morikawa became a cold-blooded, world-beating major champion, he was a 23-year-old neophyte who’d handed away a victory at Colonial. Locked in a playoff with Daniel Berger, Morikawa yanked a three-footer on the 74th hole at the Charles Schwab Challenge and fumbled away the PGA Tour’s first event since the restart.

On Sunday at the PGA Championship, he was a different golfer. Morikawa’s game was steadier than Harding Park’s cypress trees en route to a final round 64 and his first major championship victory.

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Before the start of this week’s PGA, Morikawa admitted there’d been a change in his game since Colonial. A change that came not from equipment or technique, but rather from mindset.

“It was just to be more of an athlete, be an athlete that reacts to your target,” Morikawa said. “You look at all other sports, basketball, you think basketball, they’re always looking at their target. I thought of Jordan Spieth when I was putting, when he used to look at his target, he was reacting.”

But athleticism isn’t something that comes easily to golfers. Golf can be a buttoned-up sport, a point that’s reflected nowhere more than in its attire.

Swinging freely and ‘reacting’ (like Morikawa suggests) isn’t easy to do in long pants, a collared shirt and a sweater. It requires on-course gear that responds to your demands while still being acceptable to wear to dinner. Or in other words, it requires the Adidas golf gear worn by Morikawa in Sunday’s win.

From his Tour360 XT spikes straight through to his polo, Morikawa’s style is geared for comfortable, clean execution. But perhaps the most notable portion of his look comes through Adidas’ Ultimate365 pants, which have led the market in sales for 50 (!) consecutive months.

These ultra-comfortable pants are made with stretch fabric for — you guessed it — an athletic feel for players seeking to unleash their inner-major champion on the course.

Below is Morikawa’s Sunday apparel, brought to you by the GOLF.com Pro Shop. Unfortunately, Adidas is completely sold out of Morikawa’s 3-stripe sweater, but we’ve taken the liberty of linking up one of our other cold-weather favorites from Adidas for those looking to add some weatherproof gear in time for the fall.

Adidas Ultimate365 Tapered Pants

$80
The Ultimate 365 Tapered pants offer extra stretch in the waistband for a full range of motion as you move throughout the fairways and between the links. These pants are constructed with recycled polyester to save resources and decrease emissions. These pants are popular from your average player to the top professionals in the world — GOLF.com highlighted these pants in an article detailing how to dress like Dustin Johnson.
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Adidas Tour360 XT

$199
Prepare for the golf course with the Adidas Tour360 XT golf shoe. The premium leather upper provides durability and an easy to clean surface. The upper portion features Climaproof weather resistance and a 360Wrap that circles the entire foot and locks it into place for support. Your foot is also supported by the responsive Boost midsole that cushions each step for all-day comfortable travel. Another support feature includes the green-friendly Torsion Tunnel on the outsole that sports flexibility while also offering increased arch support. For superior grip on the golf course, the Tour360 XT golf shoe offers strategically placed X-Traxion secondary lugs and an eight cleat TPU Puremotion outsole with Thintech EXP cleats. **A 2 year weatherproof warranty is also included
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Adidas Ultimate365 Polo

$75
The Adidas Ultimate365 Engineered Heathered shirt is designed with a colorblock pattern and a regular fit. The shirt’s fabric is a smooth, stretchy, medium weight material. Adidas Ultimate365 Engineered Heathered is a must add to any summer wardrobe for Adidas fans.
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Adidas 3-stripe midweight sweatshirt

$65
The 3-Stripe Midweight Layering Sweatshirt is the perfect layering piece for chilly days on the course. This medium weight pullover has a straight silhouette and features a half zip and stand up collar. It’s made from a stretchy fabric to allow for ease of motion during every swing.
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