Emilliano grillo

Tipster Lands 60/1 Winner as Grillo Makes History

One of the golf tipsters we are trialing landed a massive 60/1 winner in the early hours of Monday morning when Emilliano Grillo triumphed at the Frys.com Open after overcoming Kevin Na in a playoff. 

The Golf Profiteer had tipped up the young Argentine in their weekly post on Wednesday at odds of 60.0 for the win and 5.3 for the top ten finish.

His victory made Grillo only the fourth player in 15 years to win on their first start as a PGA Tour member, joining Russell Henley, Henrik Stenson and Garrett Willis in that roll of honour.

The win came in dramatic circumstances as Grillo holed a 25 foot putt on the final green to get into the playoff.

Then on the first playoff hole, the 23-year old Argentine looked devastated after missing a four-foot putt for the win, handing his opponent a huge boost in the process.

However, the Argentine remained unphased, making birdie on the next playoff hole after hitting his tee-shot in the bunker.

Na looked to be in control having hit his drive up the middle of the fairway, but could not repeat the shot he had hit on the same hole in regulation play, when he had hit a driver off the deck to almost pin-high just right of the green.

Instead he mishit the shot, hitting a low hook to behind a tree and leaving himself a very difficult third shot.

In the end Na could only manage a bogey, meaning Grillo had two putts to win from 9 feet after hitting a fine approach for his third. He only needed one of the putts however and looked mighty relieved that missing the short putt on the previous playoff hole had not ended up costing him.

It was a second win in two weeks for Grillo after his win at the Web.com Tour Championship, where he also holed a 25 foot putt on the final green.

The victory gains the Argentine entry into the 2016 Masters and the young man sounded delighted, “You say Masters, I can’t believe it. 

“This is awesome. There is no words to put in to explain this. This is the greatest moment of my life golf-wise.”

Perhaps his worst moment had come just seven months earlier when Grillo missed a short putt to win the Puerto Rico Open. “I couldn’t sleep for a week,” he said. “It was one of the most painful times of my life, that’s for sure.”

For Kevin Na it took his playoff record to 0 for 3, but hopefully  he will reflect on the high standard of golf he played during the week. 

For the Golf Profiteer, it marked a fine week as they also tipped up Chris Wood on the other side of the Atlantic for the Portugal Masters at odds of 20/1 for the win and 3.55 for the Top Ten finish, with the Englishman finishing second. 

 

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