Emiliano Grillo, 31-Argentina, won his second career PGA Tour event in seven years and seven months.
Grillo carded six birdies, two bogeys and a double-bogey to finish at 8-under-par 272 in the final four rounds of the PGA Tour’s Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club (Par 70) in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, on Monday. Grillo, who tied Adam Schauck (31-USA) for the lead, earned $1.56 million for his victory in a two-stroke playoff. It was the second victory of his career, seven years and seven months after winning the Price.com Open in October 2015. Grillo is the Tour’s Rookie of the Year for the 2015-2016 season.
Grillo, who was tied for fourth after three rounds, took a two-stroke lead into the 17th hole (par-4). But his tee shot on the final 18th (par-4) went into a creek above the cart path and drifted about 50 yards into the penalty area. After taking the penalty and finishing the hole with a double bogey, Grillo was in danger of allowing an upset as he was level par with Shank and Harry Hall (26-England), who had yet to finish. Shank was unable to reduce his deficit on the 18th and Hall bogeyed the hole, sending the match into extra play.
Both Grillo and Shank parred the 18th in the first overtime. Grillo birdied the par-3 16th to win the tournament. Grillo, who also defeated Kevin Na (40) in a second-round playoff to win the 2015 Price.com Open, has now won both of his Tour victories in extended playoffs. “It’s definitely harder to win the second one than the first one, it’s been a long time (between wins), but it was worth it,” Grillo said afterward. With the win, Grillo improved his world ranking from 80th to 42nd.안전놀이터
World No. 1 Scottie Schauffler (USA), 27, holed out for a birdie on the eighth (par-3) hole of the day to finish in a tie for third place at 7-under par 273. Ahn Byung-hoon (32) was the highest South Korean finisher, tying for 21st at 1-under par 279.
Yong Eun Yang, 51, finished fourth with a final total of 11-under-par 277 in the Senior PGA Championship, a PGA TOUR Champions (50 and over) event held the same day at Fields Ranch East Golf Course (Par 72) in Frisco, Texas, USA. Seven strokes behind winner Steve Stricker (56-USA).