7 things you didn't know about Emiliano Grillo

He beat Rory and Sergio the last two weeks

1 He's one of the best young players in the world

22-year-old Emiliano Grillo isn't a name most American golf fans know, but he's been tearing up the European Tour recently. He finished in 6th place at the Open de España last week and tied for 3rd at the Volvo China Open the week before.


2 He's beaten big names the last two weeks

Grillo is tied for third at the BMW Championship after a second-round 65, which featured two eagles on the back nine. Defending champion Rory McIlroy, meanwhile, missed the cut after a second-round 78. Sergio Garcia finished four-shots behind Grillo at the Open de España.


3 He's Argentinean

Originally from Resistencia in the northern part of Argentina, Grillo moved to Buenos Aires when he was 14 and Florida when he was 16 to pursue a professional golf career. He turned pro in 2011 and earned his European Tour card later that year.


4 His favorite soccer team is River Plate

They're based in Buenos Aires and have won the Primera División championship a record 36 times.

5 He makes his own eggs

If you want something done right, sometimes you have to do it yourself.

6 He listens to pop music

A Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias concert is a power move, especially when the tickets were apparently free.

7 He uses a dog with floppy ears as his head cover

It's been working for him so far. No point in stopping now.