As expected, Callaway staffer and rising global superstar Emiliano Grillo was voted the 2015-16 Rookie of the Year following his phenomenal first season on Tour. After winning the Frys.com Open in his very first start as member of the Tour, the 24-year-old Argentinian contended in several majors, competed in the Olympics, and finished 11th on the final FedExCup standings.
Here’s a quick look at some of his amazing achievements of the year:
Callaway Tour Reps told us before he even won that Emiliano was a player to watch, and they turned out to be absolutely right. With his well-rounded game and fun, laid-back personality, Grillo has also become a fan favorite around the world.
— Emiliano Grillo (@GrilloEmiliano) October 12, 2016
And who could forget how he made the best out of a bad situation when his clubs were lost on the way to the Olympics:
Dónde crees que están mis palos?
Where do you think my clubs are?
— Emiliano Grillo (@GrilloEmiliano) August 8, 2016
And then found on the way to Rio:
I am never letting you go again… Until next flight… 😆
Nunca más te dejo ir…
Hasta el próximo vuelo… 😝 pic.twitter.com/neeXxiHzo4
— Emiliano Grillo (@GrilloEmiliano) August 9, 2016
He’s defending his championship this weekend at the Frys.com, and we hope to see a repeat from last season! Congratulations to Emiliano…well played and well deserved.