Argentine Emiliano Grillo closed the best week of his season by tying for second place at RBC Heritage, which was played at Harbor Town Golf Lins, in Hilton Head, South Carolina.
Grillo finished with a round of 3 under 68 and totaled 269 (-15) to be four strokes behind winner Stewart Cink, who won this event for the third time, the previous ones in 2000 and 2004.
“It is one of those weeks that I am happy to have finished second, to be the first loser, it is a week that we have to take the positive and move on” “said the Argentine who rose to 36th place in the FedEx Ranking Cup and that he achieved his third top-10 of the season, the other two at Corales Punta Cana Resort & Championship (T6) and Mayakoba Golf Classic (T8).
“It was a busy week, I gave everything I had, but Stewart played very well, so I will have to keep looking for my second win. Anyway, I get good feelings, the chip on 16, the two putts I made on 17 and 18, are positive things for when you’re in the fight, the point is that Stewart made little mistakes “commented who tied for second place with Harold Varner III.
Contrary to Saturday’s round, this time Grillo took advantage of the two par-5 of the first leg and with these two birdies, plus another in the 7, he was the only one who approached Cink, who in any case was always in control of the game. tournament.
After the birdie at the 7th, Grillo missed numerous chances to cut the lead by missing several short-range putts, but got back to three strokes after hitting a fantastic chip on the 16th hole. But Cink closed the door for a few minutes. then with a brilliant birdie on 17.
“My only regret is the three putts on 12, the only one of the week, it would have been a record for me not to do three-put greens in the entire tournament, but I think that speaks to how solid my week was and I am happy about that ”, closed Grillo.
Grillo had not finished shooting guard in a PGA TOUR tournament since the CIMB Classic (Malaysia) in October 2018. This is the fourth time the 29-year-old Chaco has finished second in his six seasons on the PGA TOUR.
Cink, 47, posted his eighth PGA TOUR victory in 610 appearances since joining the Tour in 1997. And he is the second player to claim two victories in 2021, taking him to third place in the FedEx Cup. .
The other two Latinos who made it through the qualifying cut finished in the top-25. Abraham Ancer finished with a 1-under-70 round, after three birdies and two bogeys to finish 18th. Meanwhile, Colombian Camilo Villegas closed with 71 (even), with three hits and three errors.
(Courtesy PGA TOUR)