Champion's Breakfast :: Oct 19 Grillo, Rory, Rose and the best back nine ever?

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Grillo gets better of Na

Emiliano Grillo couldn’t have wished for a better start to his rookie season on the PGA Tour after defeating Kevin Na in a play-off to win the Open – the first event of the 2016 season.

Starting the final round two shots behind overnight leader Brendan Steele, Grillo shot three-under-par to tie Na before the American made bogey on the second play-off hole to hand the Argentinian victory.

“This is the greatest moment of my life golf-wise,” said Grillo. “It's been incredible journey in the last five weeks.”

Grillo is part of the class of 2011, with its fame growing almost by the month as it includes the likes of Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Daniel Berger and Ollie Schneiderjans, with the former two quick to tweet their congratulations.



Rose rues poor final round

Like Grillo, the Englishman started the final round only two shots back but, as his rivals were making strides up the leaderboard, he could only manage a level par 72 to finish three shots back and in a tie for sixth alongside Charl Schwartzel, Patrick Rodgers and Kyle Reifers.

“I didn't have my best game this week,” he said. “Kind of got a little found out today. Got trickier. The wind blew this afternoon, and you need to have a bit more control of your golf ball. I think I hit seven fairways in the last two days, so didn't really have my best stuff.”

Rose now moves on to the UBS Hong Kong Open in the last regular season European Tour event before the Final Series gets underway. Open - Final Round

Rory bemoans bad putting

Four sub-par rounds might seem like a good return but McIlroy was never really in contention at the Open, finishing six shots behind Grillo and Na on nine-under-par.

And the four-time major winner said bad putting was the main reason why he wasn’t in amongst it.

“I don't think it's a technical issue at all because I putt the ball really well on the putting green,” McIlroy told the Irish Independent. “Then I go out there and I hole a couple, and maybe I'll miss one or two, and it gets into my head.

“It's more a mental thing and trying to trust myself a little bit more. Whether I need to talk to someone about that I'm not sure.”


The best back nine ever?

Amy Yang birdied EVERY hole on the back nine of her final round at the Hana Bank Championship in South Korea – but it wasn’t enough to win the tournament!

After failing to break 70 in her first three rounds, Yang shot 62 to finish two shots behind Lexi Thompson.

Here’s that scorecard…


Colsaerts makes a splash

Check out this shot from big-hitting Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts at the Portugal Masters, where he takes off his socks and shoes to play this shot from the water.

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