2023 Charles Schwab Challenge Recap

Fort Worth, Texas – Argentinian golfer Emiliano Grillo claims his second PGA Tour win as the 2023 Charles Schwab Challenge Champion.  Emiliano’s first win on the PGA Tour was almost eight years ago so winning came with a lot more emotions.

The final round started with PGA Tour rookies Harry Hall and Adam Schenk at the top of the leaderboard.  They held the lead most of the final round too.  Harry unfortunately made 5 bogeys in his final 13 holes which dropped him out of the top spot.  Schenk did not have his best stuff either but managed a birdie at the 16th to get to 8 under along with Grillo.  Grillo should have won this outright after 72 holes.  Emiliano made 5 birdies in his final round and had the tournament in his grasp coming to the 18th tee.  He pushed his driver way right and had to take a drop after the ball landed in a creek of sorts.  He would walk away with a double bogey but it was still good enough for a spot in playoff with Adam Schenk.

The playoff only took two holes.  The first was at the 18th and yielded two pars.  The second hole was at the 16th when Grillo’s tee shot landed in the right rough and kicked down to 10 feet.  He made his birdie putt for the win.  Grillo seems to enjoy playoffs as his other win also came as a result of a playoff.

Although he didn’t win, 2022 Masters Champion Scottie Scheffler continues to show up at the top of every leader board.  Scottie made an ace in his final round at the par three eighth hole and managed to finish in a tie for third place.  Second place finisher at last week’s PGA Championship Viktor Hovland also continued his good play with a tie for sixteenth, although if it weren’t for a double on the 14th, would have had a top 10 finish.  Other notables that played well at Colonial is fan favorite Rickie Fowler.  Fowler carded four solid rounds including a final round 67 to finish in a tie for sixth.

Fan favorite and PGA professional Michael Block, who managed a top 15 finish at last week’s PGA Championship, finished dead last and missed the cut after two days.  It is also important to note that both Jordan Spieth and Tony Finau also were among the group who missed the cut at Fort Worth.

Next week, the PGA Tour heads to Dublin, Ohio for the 2023 Memorial Tournament presented by Workday.

Emiliano Grillo’s What’s In The Bag:

Driver: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond 9 degrees (Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Blue 60 TX)

3-wood: Callaway Rogue 13.5 degrees (Project X HZRDUS Smoke Blue RDX 70 TX

Hybrid: Callaway Apex 20 degrees

Irons: Callaway Apex TCB (4-9) (Project X 6.0)

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 3 Milled (46-8S), Callaway Mack Daddy Forged (50-10, 54-12, 60-10) (True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400)

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG Stroke Lab #5

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X

 

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