Why Morikawa never made it to the Ryder Cup party

Collin Morikawa's Ryder Cup debut could hardly have gone better at Whistling Straits. The American qualified for the team in top spot, he and Dustin Johnson then contributed three points from three matches and he then added a further half point from his singles clash with Viktor Hovland.

But the post-match celebrations following the 19-9 rout then got the better of him as not much food and too much drink added up to an early night for the two-time major winner.

“I’ll be honest — those Moet champagne bottles that are, like, however large? I don’t think you’re supposed to drink those,” Morikawa said. “I was so, like, determined to drink the half-bottle after I had let it out, and then I don’t know what I drank. I had a cocktail made for me for the press conference after, and I just, like, drank it. Like, it was just going down like water.

“I didn’t eat anything that day. The only thing I ate that day was breakfast. I had like, an avocado toast and some potatoes. And I didn’t eat anything through the day, through the round, I didn’t snack at all after I finished. People were handing out drinks already right when I finished my match. So yeah, let’s just say I did not make it to the afterparty, which I’m a little disappointed about.”

Morikawa won't be the first nor the last to miss the celebrations, the good news being that he was up bright and early for the Monday.

“A couple other people told me that they never made it to their first Ryder Cup afterparty,” he said. “I was up at 6 am wondering where the hell everyone was. I was saying goodbye to everyone as they left the hotel room."