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.
Grillo (Arg) won the PGA Tour 2016 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].
US Women's PGA Championship: located just outside Philadelphia, the famed Donald Ross layout of Aronimink Golf Club hosts the third women’s major championship of 2020 (Oct 8-11).
Scottish Open: first played in 1972, this year’s championship is again played on the Tom Doak-designed Renaissance Club course, which sits alongside mighty Muirfield in East Lothian (Oct 1-4).
Jim Furyk: in winning the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, “The Grinder” joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions.
Georgia Hall: recorded her first win in an LPGA Tour event on American soil at this year’s Portland Classic, played at Columbia Edgewater Country Club … on the edge of the Columbia River.
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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