WITB for Emiliano Grillo, 2023 Charles Schwab Challenge winner at Colonial Country Club? With a full set of Callaway, Cobra wedges and his Odyssey putter, Emiliano won with birdie in the second hole of the playoff. Getting there was both entertaining and sad. Grillo had a two-shot lead when he sliced his drive into the concrete ditch on 18.
A memorable twist of fate for Grillo’s ball, it was caught by the water and traveled nearly 300 yards almost back to the tee. With fans standing by and humorously shouting “stop,” “bite,” “mark it;” Grillo chose the option to take a drop at where the ball last crossed into the hazard. Another surprise, Grillo opted to drop on the cart path, which was outside the hazard, helping him punch underneath a tree branch and back into the fairway. He ended with double bogey dropping back to a 3-way tie.
Harry Hall, a PGA Tour rookie who led most of the tournament, was also tied at -8 under. In the last group with Schenk, Hall finished bogey after pulling his drive into the water. Schenk got his par. This left Schenk and Grillo for the playoff.
Winning WITB: Emiliano Grillo, 2023 Charles Schwab Challenge
- Driver: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond 9 degree with the Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Blue 60 TX shaft.
Paradym, one of the most popular drivers on the PGA Tour, has just secured another win. The 10th win of 2023, the Paradym’s lighter, faster and lower CG provides an impressive upgrade to the Rogue and Epic drivers. If you haven’t yet, you must see all the new tech packed into the Paradym.
- Fairways: Callaway Rogue 13.5 degrees 3-wood with the Project X HZRDUS Smoke Blue RDX 70 TX shaft. Plus, a Callaway Apex 20 degree hybrid.
- Irons: The Callaway Apex TCB 4-iron through 9-iron with the True Temper Project X 6.0 shafts.
Released in 2021, the TCB irons were a limited release set. The incredibly soft feel and workability made these irons popular among low-handicap, amateur and tour players. Just months away, we’re all anticipating the next generation of Callaway Apex irons to be unveiled this year.
- Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 3 Milled 46 degree and Callaway Mack Daddy Forged 50 wedges with the True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts. Also, the new Cobra Forged 54- and 60-degree wedges with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts.
- Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5