After playoff victory at Colonial, Emiliano Grillo finally wins his second championship

Grillo won his second PGA Tour title by overcoming a spectacular double bogey on the 72nd hole.

The Charles Schwab Challenge was won on Sunday in Fort Worth, Texas, by Emiliano Grillo of Argentina, who overcame a spectacular double bogey on his 72nd round and defeated Adam Schenk on the first hole of the playoff.

Grillo won his second PGA Tour match of his career in October 2015, seven years and seven months after his first.

According to Grillo on the CBS broadcast, “They say second is harder than the first, and it definitely was.” Currently, I feel on top of the world.

Grillo and Schenk moved on to the par-three 16th hole at Colonial Country Club after retaking the par-four 18th hole and each making par. Schenk’s ball sailed past the green as Grillo’s tee shot rolled to within five feet of the hole.


Although Grillo had a two-stroke lead when he struck his tee shot at hole number 18, Schenk finished with a 72 to tie them both at eight under par.

The bullet was fired far to the right, landing in the middle of a pathway in a stream of water. The ball was reportedly carried by the water for about 100 yards before coming to rest on a tiny rock, according to the CBS program. Grillo used his penalty shot to place his ball on the pathway where it had previously entered the stream.

He reached the green in four and two-putted.

“Today I made a double on 18 and honestly I didn’t care,” Grillo said about his perspective. “Obviously, I would have liked to get it on the 72nd, but to close with some great swings, great swings there on 18, two great birdies on 16.”

Grillo started to climb the leaderboard over his eventful front nine, making four birdies and two bogeys. Before his risky double bogey, he scored birdies at holes 12 and 16, the latter coming on a putt that was about 20 feet long. This brought him to 10 under.

Schenk, who opened the competition with rounds of 66-67-67, recorded three bogeys in his opening 13 holes before recording his first birdie of the day at the par-three 16th. In that situation, he hit a shot that fell short and to the right but bounced onto the green, caught a slope, and rolled to 8 feet, where he made the birdie putt that finally advanced him to the playoff.

Harry Hall of England, who had at least a share of the lead after each of the previous three rounds, aced his opening two holes before recording five bogeys to finish with a final-round score of 73. As he stepped up to the 18th tee, he was tied for first place with Schenk and Grillo at eight under, but his shot went left and into a water hazard.

The World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler, whose 67 included the second hole-in-one of his PGA Tour career, and the 25-year-old rookie from the PGA Tour tied for third place at seven-under after the 25-year-old made a bogey. He took aim at the pin at the par-3 eighth hole, where his ball made a couple bounces before rolling directly into the hole.

“Just a three-quarter 7-iron,” Scheffler said. “Pretty much the exact same shot I hit there (Saturday). Tee box was a little further up, and there was a little bit more wind in our face, so it kind of set up nicely. … That was definitely a lot of fun.”

Paul Haley II finished sixth at 6 under (final-round 67). Along with Michael Kim (67) and the reigning winner Sam Burns (68), Rickie Fowler had a 67 as well, tying him for sixth place at five under. Mark Hubbard (69), Kevin Streelman (71), and Max Homa (69) shared for ninth place at 4 under.

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