Emiliano Grillo made birdie on the second playoff hole to defeat Adam Schenk at the Charles Schwab Challenge. It was the second career win for the Argentinian, the first in more than 7 1/2 years. Grillo made birdie with two holes remaining to go up by two strokes only to squander it with a double bogey on the final hole. Rookie Harry Hall bogeyed the final hole to finish in a tie for third with world No. 1 Scott Scheffler, who had a hole-in-one at No. 8 during his final round. Scheffler was runner-up at this event last year after losing in a playoff. PGA teaching pro Michael Block, who crafted an inspirational story a week ago at the PGA Championship, could not find the same magic this past week. He failed to make the cut and finished in the field.
NEXT EVENT: the Memorial Tournament (Jun 1)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Corey Conners, Adam Hadwin, Mackenzie Hughes, Taylor Pendrith, Adam Svensson
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS
Steve Stricker made a par putt on the first playoff hole to defeat Padraig Harrington and win the Senior PGA Championship. It was the sixth major title for the 56-year-old and his second straight after winning the Regions Tradition two weeks ago. Harrington was trying to become the first wire-to-wire winner of the Senior PGA since Rocco Mediate in 2016. Stewart Cink, who turned 50 last week, finished third in his Champions Tour debut, two shots back. He also recorded a hole-in-one in the third round …Stephen Ames recorded his fifth top-20 result of the season. Ames finished runner-up in this event in 2022. …This was the first time in three career starts that Mike Weir did not record a top-5 finish in this event.
NEXT EVENT: Principal Charity Classic (Jun 2)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Stephen Ames, Mike Weir
Pajaree Anannarukarn of Thailand made a birdie to win the seventh hole and never looked back, defeating Ayaka Furue of Japan 3&1 to win the Bank of Hope LPGA Match Play. Furue finished runner-up for the second straight year. Anannarukarn won for the second time on the LPGA Tour, and the first since 2021. …Brooke Henderson finished 2-1-0 in the group stage event and did not advance. She defeated Yaeeun Hong 3&2 in her first match, lost to Sophia Schubert 1 UP, and closed out the round-robin with a 4&2 win over Jeongeun Lee6. …Maddie Szeryk finished 1-1-1 in her group and did not advance. She fought back from 2 down with pars on the final two holes to halve her opening match against Linn Grant, defeated Eun-Hee Ji 3&2, and in her final round-robin match made double bogey on the final hole to lose 1 UP to Matilda Castren
NEXT EVENT: Mizuho Americas Open (Jun 1)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Brooke Henderson, Maude-Aimee Leblanc, Maddie Szeryk, Alena Sharp (reserve)
KORN FERRY TOUR
Rico Hoey made a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a one stroke victory at the Visit Knoxville Open. It was his first career win and moves him up to No. 2 on the points list. The top 30 players at the end of the season will earn PGA Tour cards for 2024. Chase Seiffert birdied three straight holes but couldn’t convert a fourth birdie putt on the final hole to force a playoff. Norman Xiong, the third round leader, only made one birdie and 17 pars in the final round to finish tied for second. …This was the first result outside the top-30 for Wil Bateman in five weekend cuts this season
NEXT EVENT: UNC Health Championship (Jun 1)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Wil Bateman, Roger Sloan
Pablo Larrazabal birdied three of his final four holes for a two-stroke victory at the KLM Open. It was his ninth European tour title and the second in the last four weeks. Fellow Spaniard Adrian Otaegui birdied two of his last three holes to finish runner-up. There were no Canadians entered in the event.
NEXT EVENT: Porsche European Open (Jun 1)
CANADIANS ENTERED: None
PGA TOUR LATINOAMERICA
Walker Lee overcame a three-stroke deficit and made a 15-foot birdie on the final hole for a one-shot win over Austin Hitt at the Colombia Classic. Stuart Macdonald was leading with six holes to play before three consecutive bogeys starting at No. 14. He managed to birdie the final hole to finish solo third. It was his second top-10 result of the season and fifth top-20 finish in as many starts. Twelve of his last 20 rounds have been sub-70. …Myles Creighton notched his third top-10 result of the season, first since March. …Blair Bursey posted his second top-30 finish in his last four starts.
NEXT EVENT: Inter Rapidlisimo Golf Championship (Jun 1)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Blair Bursey, Myles Creighton, Stuart Macdonald, Joey Savoie, Max Sekulic
Jiwon Jeon overcame a one-stroke deficit to start the final round on her way to a two-shot victory over Alyaa Abdulghany and Lindy Duncan in the Inova Mission Inn Resort and Club Championship. It was the first career victory for Jeon, who celebrated her 26th birthday on Friday. Abdulghany recorded her third top-10 finish of the season.
NEXT EVENT: Champions Fore Change Invitational (Jun 2)
CANADIANS ENTERED: Selena Costabile, Alena Sharp, Sarah-Eve Rheaume, Brogan McKinnon (reserve), Christina Foster (reserve), Josee Doyon (reserve), Megan Osland (reserve)