Emiliano Grillo survives late collapse to win Charles Schwab Problem… beating Adam Schenk on a two-hole playoff to say enormous $1.5m prize and his second PGA Tour victory
- Emiliano Grillo first received on the PGA Tour seven years and 7 months in the past
- He bounced again from a double-bogey 18th to win within the second gap of playoff
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Emiliano Grillo of Argentina survived a memorable double bogey on his 72nd gap and beat Adam Schenk on the second playoff gap to win the Charles Schwab Problem on Sunday in Fort Value, Texas.
Grillo captured his second profession PGA Tour victory — which got here seven years and 7 months after his first, in October 2015.
‘They are saying second is more durable than the primary, and it positively was,’ Grillo mentioned on the CBS broadcast. ‘I am on high of the world proper now.’
After Grillo and Schenk re-played the par-4 18th gap and every made par, they headed to the par-3 sixteenth at Colonial Nation Membership. Grillo’s tee shot rolled to inside 5 ft, and Schenk flew his ball over the inexperienced.
Schenk made Grillo work for it when he performed his second shot to 2 1/2 ft of the pin. However Grillo’s left-to-right birdie putt was by no means unsure.
Emiliano Grillo celebrates with the large Charles Schwab Problem trophy after profitable
Grillo endured a tricky 18th gap however rallied again to win on the second playoff gap in Texas
Grillo shot a final-round 68 and Schenk had a 72 for them to each wind up at 8-under 272, although Grillo owned a two-stroke lead when he hit his tee shot at No. 18.
The shot flew far proper and wound up in a stream of water within the heart of a footpath. In keeping with the CBS broadcast, the water carried the ball roughly 100 yards again within the course of the tee field earlier than a small rock introduced it to relaxation. Grillo took a penalty stroke and dropped his ball onto the trail the place the ball entered the stream.
He reached the inexperienced in 4 and two-putted.
‘At this time I made a double on 18 and truthfully I did not care,’ Grillo mentioned about his perspective. ‘Clearly, I’d have preferred to get it on the 72nd, however to shut with some nice swings, nice swings there on 18, two nice birdies on 16.’
Grillo had a busy entrance 9, making 4 birdies and two bogeys as he began to claw towards the highest. He added birdies at Nos. 12 and 16 — the latter on a putt of almost 20 ft — to hit 10 underneath earlier than his adventurous double bogey.
Schenk, who went 66-67-67 to begin the match, posted three bogeys by his first 13 holes and landed his solely birdie of the day on the par-3 sixteenth. His shot there landed quick and to the appropriate however bounced onto the inexperienced, caught a slope and rolled to eight ft, the place he made the birdie putt that in the end bought him into the playoff.
There was a weird second on the 18th gap when Grillo’s ball floated down a drainage canal
He was ultimately made to play from the cart path and double bogeyed to spark a playoff
Harry Corridor of England, who held at the least a share of the lead after every of the primary three rounds, birdied his first two holes of the day earlier than carding 5 bogeys for a final-round 73. He was tied with Schenk and Grillo at 8 underneath stepping to the 18th tee, however his drive sailed left and right into a water hazard.
The 25-year-old PGA Tour rookie bogeyed and settled for a tie for third at 7 underneath with world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler, whose 67 featured the second hole-in-one of his PGA Tour profession. On the par-3 eighth gap, he took goal on the pin and watched his ball take a number of hops and roll straight in.
‘Only a three-quarter 7-iron,’ Scheffler mentioned. ‘Just about the very same shot I hit there (Saturday). Tee field was a bit of additional up, and there was a bit of bit extra wind in our face, so it type of arrange properly. … That was positively loads of enjoyable.’
Paul Haley II (final-round 67) positioned fifth at 6 underneath. Rickie Fowler additionally shot a 67 and tied for sixth at 5 underneath with Michael Kim (67) and defending champion Sam Burns (68). Max Homa (69), Mark Hubbard (69) and Kevin Streelman (71) tied for ninth at 4 underneath.