11 Things You Didn't Know About Emiliano Grillo

Here are some facts on the Argentine golfer

Get to know Emiliano Grillo
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Get to know Argentinian Emiliano Grillo a little better.

11 Things You Didn't Know About Emiliano Grillo

Emiliano Grillo is one of South America's most recognised golfers, with a career spanning over both the European and PGA Tour's.

Since turning professional in 2011, the Argentinian has enjoyed many successes. Get to know him a little bit better here.

11 Things You Didn't Know About Emiliano Grillo

1. Emiliano Grillo was born on 14th September 1992 in Resistencia, Argentina.

2. Grillo picked up his first golf club when he was only five-years-old.

3. When he was 16, Grillo left Argentina to attend the IMG Academy for golf.

4. In 2008, he was a quarter-finalist at the US Junior Amateur. The following year, Grillo received the Byron Nelson International Junior Golf Award

Get to know Emiliano Grillo

Grillo was voted Rookie of the Year in 2016. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

5. The Argentinian's hobbies include fishing, basketball and football.

6. During his amateur career, Grillo competed alongside Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Daniel Berger, Xander Schauffele and Ollie Schniederjans.

Related: Emiliano Grillo What's In The Bag?

7. 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.

8. The Argentinian is currently dating Alexia Garcia Morris.

Get to know Emiliano Grillo

Grillo at the Frys.com Open. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

9. In 2015, Grillo secured his PGA Tour card. Amazingly, the Argentinian actually won on his official PGA Tour debut, beating Kevin Na on the second playoff hole at the 2016 Frys.Com Open.

10. Since gaining his Tour card, Grillo has ranked in the top 100 of the FedEx Cup standings year-on-year.

11. The Argentinian is sponsored by Callaway and Puma. He uses a full bag of Callaway, except his Odyssey putter.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x