Emiliano Grillo (31-Argentina) claimed his second career victory on the United States Professional Golf (PGA) Tour in seven years and seven months.
Grillo carded six birdies, two bogeys and a double-bogey to finish at eight-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 finished on the same level as Adam Schauck (31-USA), earned $1.56 million for his victory in a two-stroke playoff. It was the second win of his career, seven years and seven months after lifting the trophy atop the Price.com Open in October 2015. Grillo is the Tour’s Rookie of the Year for the 2015-2016 season.메이저사이트
Grillo, who was tied for fourth place after three rounds, took a two-stroke lead into the 17th hole (par-4) with four strokes to spare. However, 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 failed to reduce his deficit on the 18th and Hall bogeyed the hole, sending the match into extra holes.
Both Grillo and Shank made par on the 18th in the first extra hole. Grillo birdied the 16th (par-3) on the second playoff hole to lift the trophy. 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 after the match. With the win, Grillo improved his world ranking from 80th to 42nd.
World No. 1 Scottie Schauffler (USA), 27, holed out for a birdie on the eighth (par-3) to finish in a tie for third at seven-under-par 273. Ahn Byung-hoon (32) was the highest South Korean finisher, tying for 21st at 1-under par 279.
Yang Yong-eun (51) finished fourth on the same day at the Senior PGA Championship, a PGA Tour Champions event for players aged 50 and over, at the par-72 Fields Ranch East Golf Course in Frisco, Texas, USA, with a final total of 11-under-par 277. Seven strokes behind winner Steve Stricker (56-USA).