Who is Katherine Zhu?
Katherine was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on 13 January 1996 – her zodiac sign is Capricorn, and she holds Canadian nationality. She’s a golfer, tennis player and social media personality, but probably known best for being the girlfriend of Collin Morikawa, an American professional golfer.
Early life and education
Katherine was raised in Vancouver alongside her younger sister Sydney, by their father Mike Chu who’s a professional tennis player, and their mother about whom not a lot is known, as she prefers to stay away from the media’s attention.
Katherine grew up being interested in sports, and was only seven years old when her father began teaching her to play tennis. She studied at Zhuji Hailiang Private High School, at which she played both tennis and volleyball for school teams, while she also enjoyed playing a couple of other sports, such as table tennis, soccer and basketball.
Upon matriculating in 2014, Katherine enrolled at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2018.
Katherine was 13 years old when she competed in her first amateur tennis tournament, which she also won.
She turned to golf following the tennis victory, and has since entered various popular competitions, such as 2013 FHC Collegiate Series, 2013 SCPGA Jack Kramer Memorial and 2014 World Ladies Championship.
Not a lot else about Katherine’s sports career is known.
Katherine’s followed by close to 70,000 people on Instagram, while she’s uploaded nearly 250 pictures onto the network, most of which feature her during her everyday life. She’s revealed many things about herself in these pictures, including that she’s a huge lover of animals, with dogs being her favorites; Katherine’s pet dog can be seen featured in many of her pictures.
She’s also shown that summer’s her favorite season, as she enjoys swimming in the ocean, going scuba diving, and sun tanning at the beach.
Katherine launched her Twitter account in April 2012, however, she’s since tweeted only 38 times, and the account’s today followed by just 16 people.
She has a Facebook profile, but seems to be using it just to keep in touch with her closest friends and family members.
Katherine’s only recently launched her TikTok account, but it’s today followed by less than 100 people, and numbers close to 200 likes of all her videos combined.
Love life and relationships
Katherine’s quite open when it comes to sharing the details of her love life with her fans, and her Instagram account is filled with pictures and videos which feature her spending time with her boyfriend Collin. The two met in 2017, and while neither has spoken about how and when, it’s believed that they were introduced by a mutual friend at a charity event in April that year. Katherine keeps Collin company during most of his golf tournaments, and the two have thus travelled together to various countries around the world.
They revealed in December 2021 that they’d become engaged, Katherine showing off her ring in a couple of her Instagram pictures and videos.
She hasn’t mentioned any other men whom she’s perhaps been with, and as of July 2022, Katherine’s engaged to Collin Morikawa, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Katherine’s physically quite active, and has multiple training sessions at the gym every week, thus her slim figure; she’s also done a bit of modelling work thanks to her looks and hourglass figure, although the brands for which she’s posed remain undisclosed.
She’s a fashionista, and reads various fashion magazines on a daily basis.
Katherine loves to travel, and has been to many Asian countries as she’s of Asian descent and doesn’t want to forget her roots; she’s also been to Australia on a number of occasions, and her dream travel destination is Paris, France.
Katherine enjoys watching movies late at night – her favorite actor and actress are Richard Gere and Meryl Streep, while some of her favorite films include “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale”, “The Devil Wears Prada” and “The Bridges of Madison County”.
Age, height and net worth
Katherine’s age is 26. She has long black hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) and she weighs around 130lbs (60kgs).
As of July 2022, her net worth stands at over $1 million, while her boyfriend Collin’s net worth’s been estimated at more than $7 million.
Who is her boyfriend Collin?
Collin was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 6 February 1997 – his zodiac sign is Aquarius, and he holds American nationality. He’s mostly focused on competing in European Tour and PGA Tour (USA) events, winning five PGA tournaments, which include the 2020 PGA Championship, and the 2021 Open Championship.
Collin was raised in Los Angeles alongside his younger brother Garrett Morikawa, by their father Blaine and mother Debbie; not a lot is known about Collin’s family, as he respects their privacy. He studied at La Canada High School in California, at which he became interested in playing various sports, including golf; Collin matriculated in 2015 and then enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2019.
I know you all have some free time so go give it a watch… https://t.co/bRnT6qJksK
— Collin Morikawa (@collin_morikawa) May 11, 2022
Collin played collegiate golf between 2015 and 2019, and won the 2019 Pac-12 Conference Championship; some of his other wins included Northeast Amateur, Sunnehanna Amateur and Trans-Mississippi Amateur.
Collin launched his career as a professional golf player by competing in the 2019 RBC Canadian Open, at which he placed #14 (tied with another player); on 7 July of the same year, he tied for second place at the 3M Open, and on 14 July tied for #4 at the John Deere Classis, before on 28 July, winning the Barracuda Championship.
He placed #2 at the 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge, played on 14 June, and won the Workday Charity Open played on 12 July, and then won the 2020 PGA Championship in early August.
What marked the year 2021 for Collin were his wins at the WGC-Workday Championship, the Open Championship at Royal St George’s Golf Club in England, and the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai.
Most recently, in February 2022, Collin tied for second place at the Genesis Invitational.