Whyte said he will go for the knockout this time, having floored the Russian twice in their previous meeting.
LeBron James led the scoring for the victors with 19 points.
Wales won, Liverpool got back on track and Romelu Lukaku gave Inter Milan a lightning-quick lead.
The golfer previously said he was in ‘good spirits’ after being moved to a second hospital in Los Angeles.
Morikawa carded a closing 69 at The Concession Golf Club to finish 18 under par.
On the face of it, it appeared to be just another normal weekend in the top flight.
Gareth Bale took Burnley apart, Arsenal bounced back at Leicester while there were stalemates at Chelsea and Crystal Palace.
Reds goalkeeper Alisson Becker missed the Bramall Lane clash following the death of his father in Brazil.
Ellis Genge revealed he had been sent death threats after the game.
The Hammers remain in the hunt for a top-four finish despite losing at Manchester City.
The Saints have plummeted down the table in 2021.
Manchester City’s record goalscorer has had a season ravaged by injury and illness.
Tournament favourites France visit Twickenham on Saturday week before England face Ireland in Dublin in the final round of this year’s Six Nations.
Higgins wrapped up his win with a 127 clearance to black in the final frame.
Jurgen Klopp’s champions had lost their previous four league games.