LN – Emiliano Grillo matched his best finish at the British Open by finishing 12th; Morikawa obtained the title

Until a few weeks ago Emiliano Grillo I was not classified for him 149 ° British Open, but some desertions made him a place that he used very well. With a final lap of 68 strokes (a total of -6), the chaqueño finished 12th and equaled his best position in the oldest major in golf, achieved in Royal Troon 2016, The new champion of the most traditional of the four majors is the North American Collin Morikawa, who with 66 strokes (-15 in total) won on the attack over the South African Louis Oosthuizen (-11), who led the board in the previous three days. The North American finished second Jordan Spieth (-13).

It was a very positive week for Grillo, whose resignation from the upcoming Tokyo Olympics had raised some questions. A bogey on the last hole – his putter for par 4 was inches from the hole – prevented him from improving a course that was very worthwhile anyway, with two strokes under par. Obviously, it was going to be very difficult to match his exceptional second day, when he made the record of 64 strokes (-6). “It was as if I was playing with my friends,” he said about his bright day.

The eagle on the seventh hole

This Sunday, the Chaco showed off with an eagle in the par 5 of the seven, a fairly benign hole that several golfers took advantage of to lower their score. His putter stroke from off the green was recognized with loud applause by the audience. His general lap was very even, with 34 strokes for the first nine holes, the same number as for the other nine. His three bogies were on par 4s on 1, 15 and 18. In addition to the eagle, he added birdies on holes 14, 16 and 17. A very good final sprint that was stopped by the bogey on 18. That bogey on the final hole It came at a high price for Grillo, as it set him back some positions on the board and prevented him from being in the top 10, which will automatically qualify for next year’s British Open, which will be played in a very special setting to celebrate the 150th anniversary: ​​St. Andrews.

To make the great leap, Grillo must achieve the mental and emotional balance to avoid the unevenness of going from one day with 64 strokes to another of 72. Likewise, his adaptation to a court is still valuable, which penalizes any shot that is diverted to the rough, a trap

Grillo analyzes the fall of a green

Grillo analyzes the fall of a green (Christopher Lee /)

This Grillo production connects with his auspicious debut in 2016 and leaves behind his last three appearances at the British Open, in which he failed to make the qualifying cut at Royal Birkdale, Carnoustie and Royal Portrush. After making par on the court (70) on the first day, the Argentine continued with 64, 72 and 68. He shared 12th place with Norwegian Viktor Hovland and Englishman Shane Lowry.

In the other majors, his best performances were a 13th place at the PGA Championship, 17th at the Augusta Masters and 54th at the US Open.

Located in 80th place in the last classification of the world ranking, Grillo took an important step in his goal of scoring points to climb to the last FedEx Cup playoff, to be held at East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, from September 2-5.

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