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Emiliano Grillo Player Profile And What's In The Bag

By: | Mon 29 May 2023 | Comments

EMILIANO GRILLO won the Charles Schwab Challenge despite a double-bogey six at the 72nd hole. He hit his drive into a penalty area, took a drop, played his third shot to just short of the green, then pitched on and two-putted for a six at the par four.

And it could have been worse. His ball had landed in a stream beside the cart path and travelled more than 50 yards back towards the tee, but he was allowed to take his drop where it first entered the hazard.

It left him tied with Adam Schenk and England’s Harry Hall, who still had to play the 18th. Hall, who had opened the tournament at Colonial with a sensational 62 and was still leading after 54 holes, could only finish with a bogey. But Schenk managed a par to finish alongside Grillo on 272.

Grillo and Schenk each two-putted for par on the first playoff hole, the par-4 18th, leading to a second playoff hole. Grillo made birdie on the second playoff hole, the par-three 16th, to earn his second PGA Tour title, but his first since 2015. 

“They say the second is harder than the first and it definitely was,” Grillo said.

Grillo erased a four-stroke deficit entering the final round, carding six birdies in regulation and pumping his fist at his last of the bunch, a 20-foot birdie putt at 16, dropped in to take the lead. 

Grillo made four birdies on the front nine - all from inside 10 feet - and then his putter, which has been the biggest weakness in his game, warmed up. Grillo entered the week ranked No. 134 in Strokes Gained: Putting, but he ranked second this week in that category. He canned a 17-foot birdie putt at 12 and the 20-footer at 16.

Player Profile

Grillo was born in Resistencia, Argentina on September 14, 1992. He left Argentina at the age 16 to study and hone his golf skills at the IMG Academy for golf in Bradenton, Forida. He turned professional in 2011 and qualified for the DP World Tour, finishing 10th in his first start at the 2012 Africa Open. He finished 94th in the Order of Merit in 2012 and 89th in 2013.

In 2014 he finished runner-up to Stephen Gallcher at the Dubai Desert Classic and ended the year in 44th place in the Race to Dubai. He began 2015 with a third-place finish at the China Open, fifth at the Qatar Masters, sixth at the Open de Espana and 11th at the Shenzhen International. He also finished second in the Puerto Rico Open on the PGA Tour and qualified for the Web.com Tour, where he quickly earned his PGA Tour card for the 2015-16 season after winning the Korn Ferry Tour Championship. Two weeks later, at the PGA Tour’s season-opening Frys.com Open, he managed to become the sixth player from Argentina to win on the PGA Tour and the first player to win in his first start as an official Tour member since Russell Henley at the 2013 Sony Open in Hawaii. Grillo was named 2016 Rookie of the Year.

His victory at Colonial was his first since that maiden success. He started the week in 57th place in the FedEx Cup standings and moved up to 18th.

Last 10 Events

Charles Schwab Challenge - 1st

PGA Championship - CUT

Wells Fargo Championship - T23rd

Mexico Open at Vidanta - T5th

RBC Heritage - T7th

Valero Texas Open - T53rd

Corales Puntacana Championship - T70th

The Players Championship - CUT

Arnold Palmer Invitational - T39th

The Genesis Invitational - T67th

Key Stats (PGA Tour: 2022/23)

Driving Distance - 292.2 Yards

Driving Accuracy - 60.85%

Greens in Regulation - 67.84%

Sand Saves - 47.96%

Putts Per Round - 28.87

Scoring Average - 70.703

End of Year World Ranking Position

2020: 156

2021: 92

2022: 85

What's In Emiliano Grillo's Bag?

  • Driver: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond (9°) - Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Blue 60 TX Shaft
  • Fairway: Callaway Rogue (13.5°)
  • Hybrid: Callaway Apex (20°)
  • Irons: Callaway Apex TCB (4-9)
  • Wedges: Callaway MD3 (46°), Callaway Mack Daddy Forged (50°)
  • Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5
  • Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X

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