Katherine Zhu Biography – Katherine Zhu Wiki
Katherine Zhu is a Chinese-Canadian golfer. She is popularly known as the girlfriend of Collin Morikawa an American professional golfer who is the 2020 PGA Champion. She went to Zhuji Hailiang Private High School, in loin China. After completing high school in 2014, she moved to California where she joined Pepperdine University. She studied international management and also played golf.
Over four seasons, she appeared in 39 events and 107 rounds with a scoring average of 76.54. She earned multiple WGCA All-American Scholar, Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar and WCC All-Academic honors. She graduated from Pepperdine University in 2018. Prior to her love for golf, she was also a good tennis player as a youngster and won her first amateur tournament at the age of 13. She also participated in the 2014 world ladies championship.
Zhu was born in Vancouver, Canada, and attended high school in China. Growing up with a father who was an educational entrepreneur and avid tennis player, Zhu first pursued competitive tennis. But after being nudged by a family friend, she tried golf as a preteen and realized she preferred a life on the links. Her beloved sport took her to Pepperdine in Malibu, California.
She chose to attend Pepperdine “because of three reasons. First, I really like Coach Gibbs. I believe all good players have good coaches and I believe Coach Gibbs can help me become a good player. Second, Malibu has great weather conditions, which create a better environment for me to practice. Third, Pepperdine is a small school that is strong in both academics and athletics.”
Katherine Zhu Age
She was born on January 13, 1996, in Vancouver, Canada.
Katherine Zhu Parents
She is the daughter of Mike Chu. Her father was an educational entrepreneur and a competitive tennis player. He graduated from Beijing Sport University and was an ITF tennis champion. Little is known about her mother.
Collin Morikawa Katherine Zhu – Katherine Zhu Boyfriend
She is the girlfriend of Collin Morikawa, an American professional golfer. The couple met after being set up in college, while Zhu was playing for Pepperdine and Morikawa for University of California Berkeley. During a tournament in the Bay Area, Zhu was paired with a female member of the Cal team, who asked if she was single.
They have been dating since April 2017. Morikawa has in the past talked about how important she has been to his life. “I am very lucky to have her,” Morikawa told Golf Monthly. “Kat has been by my side through it all. She would hate me if I didn’t say this, but I didn’t start winning in college until she showed up in my life, so thanks Kat.
“Whenever she’s there, it always just gets me away from golf. She knows how I’m feeling after golf, like you said, she’s played collegiately, she knows golf can take a toll on you, whether it’s a good or bad day.
“So she’s on that same swing of if we’re playing well or not well, but, yeah, I’m very lucky to have her. Having someone at dinner makes things a lot nicer than sitting down there at the hotel by myself.”
Collin Morikawa and Katherine Zhu got engaged on Tuesday November 30, 2021. The 24-year-old announced the engagement to long time girlfriend Katherine Zhu via his officail social media channels. Morikawa shared a photo of his wife to be on Instagram writing: “My forever and ever, I love you @katherinezhuu. 11.30.2021.” Zhu shared the same photo writing, “A lifetime together forever.”
Katherine Zhu Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.67m) tall.
Katherine Zhu Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $1million.
Katherine Zhu Nationality
She is of Chinese-Canadian nationality.
Katherine Zhu Instagram
Golfer Katherine Zhu’s Instagram handle is @katherinezhuu.