Morikawa in Bahamas with shot at No. 1

(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) The Hero World Challenge has all the trappings of a working vacation on a Caribbean island with a 20-man field, no cut and warm tropical air in December. It just doesn't feel that way to Collin Morikawa.

A historic year for the 24-year-old Californian can still get better.

At stake for Morikawa this week at Albany Golf Club is a chance to reach No. 1 in the world in only his 61st tournament worldwide as a pro. That would be the second-quickest ascent to the top of the world in golf behind Tiger Woods (21 starts).


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