Born:Sept 14, 1992 in Resistencia, Chaco, Argentina.
Presidents Cup player (2017). Winner on the PGA Tour and PGA Tour Latinoamérica. PGA Tour Rookie of the Year (2016).
Grillo started his professional playing career in 2012 on the European Tour, before switching his focus to the PGA Tour from 2016.
Emiliano Grillo (Arg) won the PGA Tour 2015-16 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player, based on the votes of his peers. He finished 22nd on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $3,371,705.
Played as the Frys.com Open (Oct 15-18, 2015; PGA Tour 2015/16 season opener). 23-year-old rookie Emiliano Grillo (Arg) beat Kevin Na (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole (par-5 18th). Playing in his eighth PGA Tour event, Grillo joined a growing band of players to win their first start as a full member of the Tour. At the time, the others were: Marty Fleckman (1967), Ben Crenshaw (1973), Jim Benepe (1988), Robert Gamez (1990), Garrett Willis (2001), Henrik Stenson (2007) and Russell Henley (2013). [North course, Silverado Resort, Napa, CA].
Played as the VISA Open de Argentina presented by Peugeot (Dec 4-7; PGA Tr Latinoamérica saeson-ending event). Second-placed Brad Hopfinger (USA) finished 6 shots behind Grillo (Arg), who claimed his first career victory in three seasons as a professional with a win in his home open championship. [Martindale CC, Pilar, nr Buenos Aires].
Tournament of Champions: the PGA Tour’s calendar-year starts, as it has done since 1999, with this iconic event in Hawaii. The field is drawn from players who won a PGA Tour event in 2022, or were amongst the top 30 in last year’s FedEx Cup final standings (Jan 6-9).
Desert Swing: the European (DP World) Tour launches into 2023 with three events in its UAE “Desert Swing”. Up first is the Abu Dhabi Championship (Jan 19-22), followed by the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 26-29) and the Ras Al Kaimah Championship (Feb 2-5).
Kathy Whitworth: the end of 2022 saw the passing of LPGA Tour legend Kathy Whitworth. Her 88 LPGA Tour victories is more than achieved by any other golfer on either the LPGA or PGA Tours. Amongst her victories were six major championship titles.
Barry Lane: the golfing world was also saddened by the passing of Barry Lane, one of the European Tour and European Senior Tours most popular players. Enjoying success on both Tours, Lane was know for his excellent ball-striking and amiable personality.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Costa’s "Cruise & Golf" allows golfers and their families to combine a unique golfing experience with the relaxation and fun of a cruise on board Costa Smeralda. Golf enthusiasts are offered a choice from 23 top-quality golf clubs; their chosen courses are played during the ship’s port calls in Italy, France and Spain. While the golfers are driving the fairways, accompanying non-golfers are able to enjoy the amenities and activities on-board, or explore wonderful places on day excursions organised by Costa. Read more ...
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