PGA Tour golfer Emiliano Grillo wins the Charles Schwab Challenge. May 28, 2023; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Emiliano Grillo plays his shot from the second tee during the final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports

Sunday’s final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge saw Argentinian golfer Emiliano Grillo almost choke away a two-stroke lead after a rough bounce on the 18th hole found him in the water. He miraculously made up for this once it went to a playoff to come away with just his second victory on the PGA Tour.

Grillo went to the 18th hole leading the tournament by two strokes. The two golfers trailing behind him had only a few holes left with scoring conditions playing very tough. All Grillo had to do was not make worse than a bogey. Unfortunately, he would make a mess of the final hole.

He hit an errant tee shot way out to the right on the Par-4 18th, which caught a really rough break by finding a small water stream. This would result in nearly a five-minute break as the ball went down the stream.

He had to take a penalty stroke and play off the cart path for his third shot, which he left short of the green. Grillo then pitched onto the green and two-putted, making a double-bogey.

Both Adam Schenk and Harry Hall had a chance to take control of the tournament. It would be Schenk who would par the final two holes to force a playoff.

The playoff would go to a second hole on the 16th after both made par on the first playoff hole. Grillo then hit his best shot of the day, narrowly avoiding the bunker on his second shot to put it within a couple of feet for birdie.

Schenk would find himself in trouble on the hole, which allowed Grillo to bury a birdie putt to bring home his first PGA Tour victory in over seven years.

Many around the golf world praised him for his ability to overcome adversity to come away with the win.

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