Emiliano Grillo overcomes ball traveling in stream for almost seven minutes to win first PGA Tour event in nearly eight years

Emiliano Grillo overcame a dramatic turn of events to secure his first PGA Tour win in nearly eight years at the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas. Holding a two-shot lead with one hole remaining, Grillo's drive on the 18th hole veered right, eventually landing in a stream that flowed back towards him. The ball took almost seven minutes to make its way back, capturing the attention of TV cameras and adding to the suspense. Finally, after traveling around 100 yards and stopping against a rock, Grillo was able to take a drop. Despite scoring a double-bogey on the final hole, he tied with Adam Schenk at eight-under, forcing a playoff. Grillo eventually clinched victory by birdieing the second hole of the playoff. Reflecting on the nerve-wracking wait as the ball slowly trickled downstream, Grillo mentioned having hit a similar shot before and anticipated a lengthy delay. Although he had hoped for a better outcome, he remained focused and managed to rally in the end. This triumph marked Grillo's second PGA Tour win, with his previous victory dating back to October 2015. The 30-year-old golfer expressed his joy and relief, stating that the win was worth the wait and that he was delighted to have his name associated with legendary Argentine golfer Roberto De Vicenzo, who won at the same venue over 40 years ago. Grillo received a prize of $1.566 million for his remarkable performance.