Emiliano Grillo

Emiliano Grillo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈɡɾi.lo]; born 14 September 1992) is an Argentine professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. He won the 2015 Frys.com Open on the PGA Tour.

Emiliano Grillo
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Personal information
Born (1992-09-14) 14 September 1992 (age 28)
Resistencia, Argentina
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb; 10.1 st)
Nationality Argentina
ResidenceBradenton, Florida, U.S.
Turned professional2011
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins3
Highest ranking23 (13 November 2016)[1]
(as of 20 September 2020)
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
Korn Ferry Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT17: 2016
PGA ChampionshipT13: 2016
U.S. OpenT54: 2016
The Open ChampionshipT12: 2016
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour
Rookie of the Year


In his youth, Grillo was quarter-finalist at the 2008 U.S. Junior Amateur. He got the 2009 Byron Nelson International Junior Golf Award.

Grillo turned professional in 2011 and earned playing status on the European Tour via Qualifying School. He finished 10th in his first event, the 2012 Africa Open. He finished 94th in the 2012 European Tour Order of Merit and 89th in 2013.

In February 2014, Grillo had his best finish to date on the European Tour, when he finished runner-up behind Stephen Gallacher at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.[2] Later in the season he finished 8th at the BMW International Open and the BMW Masters, and 11th at the Turkish Airlines Open. He ended 44th on the European Tour Race to Dubai. He also won the Visa Open de Argentina on PGA Tour Latinoamérica.

Grillo began the 2015 European Tour season with a third place at the Volvo China Open, a fifth place at the Qatar Masters, a sixth place at the Open de España and an 11th place at the Shenzhen International. He finished fourth at the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai and 40th on the Race to Dubai.

Also in 2015, Grillo lost in a five-man playoff at the Puerto Rico Open on the PGA Tour, playing on a sponsor's exemption, and finished tenth at the Barbasol Championship.[3] In just seven starts, he earned enough to qualify for the 2015 Web.com Tour Finals. He claimed a ninth place at the Hotel Fitness Championship, a runner-up at the Small Business Connection Championship and a first place at the Web.com Tour Championship. Therefore, he finished second at the Finals money list and got a card for the 2016 PGA Tour. Since Grillo only played in seven events during the 2014–15 season, he was still considered a rookie for the 2015–16 season.

In his eighth career PGA Tour event and first as a member, Grillo won the season-opening Frys.com Open on the 2016 PGA Tour, after beating veteran Kevin Na in a sudden-death playoff. He made a 25-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole for 3-under-par 69, which was later tied by Na. Grillo then missed a three-foot putt for victory on the first playoff hole, but sealed the win on the second hole with a birdie after Na ended up behind a tree and could only make bogey.[4] The victory gained Grillo entry to the Masters and the 2016 PGA Championship. He also moved up to 36th in the Official World Golf Ranking.

At the 2016 major tournaments, Grillo finished 12th at the Open Championship, 13th at the PGA Championship, 17th at the Masters and 54th at the U.S. Open, with score cards of 283, 274, 292 and 293. He was runner-up at the Japan Golf Tour's ISPS Handa Global Cup. He was voted 2016 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year.[5]

Amateur wins (3)Edit

Professional wins (3)Edit

PGA Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
1 18 Oct 2015 Frys.com Open 68-71-65-69=273 −15 Playoff   Kevin Na

PGA Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2015 Puerto Rico Open   Alex Čejka,   Jon Curran,
  Tim Petrovic,   Sam Saunders
Čejka won with birdie on first extra hole
2 2015 Frys.com Open   Kevin Na Won with birdie on second extra hole

Web.com Tour wins (1)Edit

Web.com Tour Finals events (1)
Other Web.com Tour (0)
No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
1 4 Oct 2015 Web.com Tour Championship 66-64-67-69=266 −14 1 stroke   Chez Reavie

PGA Tour Latinoamérica wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
1 7 Dec 2014 Visa Open de Argentina 66-68-65-67=266 −18 6 strokes   Brad Hopfinger

Playoff recordEdit

Japan Golf Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2016 ISPS Handa Global Cup   Park Jun-won Lost to birdie on first extra hole

Results in major championshipsEdit

Results not in chronological order in 2020.

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament T17 51
U.S. Open T54 CUT CUT
The Open Championship T12 CUT CUT
PGA Championship T61 T13 CUT T31
Tournament 2019 2020
Masters Tournament T62
PGA Championship T23 T66
U.S. Open T58
The Open Championship CUT NT
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
NT = No tournament due to COVID-19 pandemic


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 5
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 4 17 11
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (2015 PGA – 2017 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – n/a

Results in The Players ChampionshipEdit

Tournament 2016 2017 2018 2019
The Players Championship CUT 11 T37 T26

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Championship T47 T52 T58
Match Play T38 T51 T40
Invitational T14 T50 T66
Champions T35 11 T14
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied

Team appearancesEdit



See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Week 46 2016 Ending 13 Nov 2016" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Stephen Gallacher defends Dubai title". ESPN. Associated Press. 2 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Emiliano Grillo – Season – 2015". PGA Tour. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Emiliano Grillo brushes aside playoffs past to capture Frys.com Open". ESPN. Associated Press. 19 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Emiliano Grillo voted PGA Tour Rookie of the Year". PGA Tour. 12 October 2016.

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