Grillo, who washed out his 18th-hole tee shot, wins his second PGA Tour title after a string of overtime victories

Emiliano Grillo (ARG) won the final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge ($8.7 million) on the United States Professional Golf (PGA) Tour despite a double bogey on the final hole. The Argentine overcame an embarrassing situation on the 18th (par-4) hole, where his ball hit the water and ran downstream for nearly five minutes, to win in a playoff with a two-stroke lead.

Grillo carded six birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey to finish at eight-under-par 272 in the final round at Colonial CC (par 70-7209) in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, on 29 September, tied for the lead with Adam Shank (USA) before winning the second overtime. It was his second PGA Tour victory in seven years and seven months after winning the 2015 Open in a playoff over Kevin Na (USA).

Grillo, who started the day in a four-way tie for fourth place, birdied the 16th for a 10-under-par total and went into the final hole with a two-stroke lead. With a victory in sight, Griyo’s tee shot sailed over the trees on the right side of the fairway and onto the cart path, where the ball fell into the water running along the grooves in the path and drifted backwards a little.토토사이트

Faced with the option of hitting the ball in the ditch or taking a one-stroke penalty from the point where it entered the water, Grillo chose the latter and continued to play from the cart path, eventually making a double bogey and forcing a playoff. The ball travelled 50 metres in just over five minutes before stopping.

In the first extra session on the 18th hole, Grillo hit another tee shot to the right, but this time the ball bounced into the fairway and tied with a shank, forcing a second extra session. On the second extension at the 16th (par-3), Grillo’s tee shot was headed for the right bunker but narrowly missed the chin and veered left, landing 1.5 metres short of the hole. Shank had a chance to save par with an exquisite approach shot after hitting his tee shot too wide of the green, but Grillo calmly drained a birdie putt to end the match.

World number one Scott Schauffler (USA) finished in a tie for third at seven-under-par 273, including a hole-in-one at the eighth (par-3). Ahn Byung-hoon, who had finished in the top 10 for three consecutive days, dropped four shots on the day and slipped to tied 21st (1-under-par 279), while Kim Si-woo finished tied 29th (even-par 280) and Lee Kyung-hoon tied 57th (5-over-par 285).

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