Collin Morikawa on joining TGL’s LAGC: ‘I got my Ryder Cup call this year, but I think this tops it almost’

On Wednesday, the TGL announced that Collin Morikawa was the first player to sign with its Los Angeles team owned by Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian along with Serena and Venus Williams.

“We’re incredibly excited to welcome Collin to the Los Angeles Golf Club family,” Ohanian said. “Collin’s exceptional skill, commitment to the game, and resonance with fans make him the perfect fit for LAGC.”

Morikawa is the second player-team signing for the league so far after Justin Thomas signed with the Atlanta-based squad Tuesday.

In a video posted to LAGC’s Instagram account, Morikawa said: “I just got chills through my body, I don’t think I’ve ever answered a call like this, I got my Ryder Cup call this year, but I think this tops it almost.”

As you’d expect, golf Twitter found the comments interesting. Is it a bit? Are players taking the new tech-infused league led by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy too seriously?

Here are several posts reacting to Morikawa’s comments.

KVV of No Laying Up

Brendan Porath of the Shotgun Start podcast

D.J. Piehowski of No Laying Up

Matt Vincenzi of GolfWRX

Andy Johnson of The Fried Egg

No Laying Up

Talor Gooch vibes

Isn't that serious

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