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Despite His $1,566,000 Payday, PGA Tour Winner Drives Home an Expensive Vintage Ride

Published 05/29/2023, 2:45 PM EDT

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Since the 2023 PGA Championship buzz has waned over the days, the golf world is taken aback by the 2023 Charles Schwab Challenge. Fans marked their calendars from 25 to 28 May, as the Colonial Golf course hosted the 77th Charles Schwab Challenge this year. And as if the excitement build-up wasn’t enough, the tournament’s winner’s prize left everyone’s mouth wide open. 

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Famous golfers like Max Homa, Adam Schenk, Viktor Hovland, and others were spotted on the green at the event. However, the leaderboard was taken over by the Argentine golf professional, Emiliano Grillo, who happened to bag the expensive gift at the Charles Schwab Challenge. 

Emiliano Grillo bags a grand prize at the Charles Schwab Challenge 


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On Sunday, Emiliano Grillo won the winner’s title at the Charles Schwab Challenge by beating his opponent, Schenk. The two tied with a score of 8 while playing four rounds. However, Grillo claimed the victory with a score of two under par. Along with the PGA Tour winner’s title, he also won a trophy, $1.5 million, and a very splendid gift. 

The 30-year-old drove home in a 1973 Ford Bronco. The car was restored and modernized, as claimed by the PGA tour. They even posted a picture of the victor riding his new possession and captioned it with, “@GrilloEmiliano will go home with a fully restored and modernized 1973 Schwab Bronco 🚙.”


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Grillo was lucky, as, instead of getting a green jacket, he drove an expensive car home. About his second win at a PGA Tour event, Grillo opened up to the media and said, “They say the second is harder than the first. It definitely was. I’m on top of the world right now. Hopefully I can stay there another week.” 

Scottie Scheffler shoots his second ace


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At the 2023 Charles Schwab challenge, it wasn’t just Grillo who made headlines with his feat. Scottie Scheffler, who already stole the limelight for shooting a hole-in-one at the age of just 17, has yet again shot the second ace of his golf career. During the final round of the tournament, Scheffler blew everyone’s mind when he shot his second hole-in-one at three under par 8th.

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Even though the golfer didn’t rank high on the leaderboard, he still managed to be the talk of the town. What do you think of Grillo’s new ride? Do you expect Scheffler to maintain his hole-in-one scoring legacy?


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Saher Rizvi

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Saher Rizvi is a promising golf writer at EssentiallySports. She is a young writer who is passionate about the sport. She has been an ardent follower of Brooks Koepka throughout his rollercoaster of a journey, and his indelible performance at the Masters inspired and cemented within her the fact that any success is incomplete without a string of failures.

Edited By: Jito Tenson