Emiliano Grillo, the name you love to say so much that once said in the morning — once — you’ll randomly call out “EMIliano Grree-oh!” all day, just because it feels so good.
He plays so good, too. The 23-year-old from Resistencia, Argentina, was clear of the PGA Championship field through 13 holes at 8-under, only to have Thursday leader Jimmy Walker, playing on the other nine, snag birdies on 12, 13 and 14 to get to 10-under through 15 holes. UPDATE: Grillo just dropped a shot on 17 to fall to 7-under. Walker is still at –10.
Now, Jimmy Walker, that’s a real good American name. But it doesn’t make you break into songs of the Pampas and pop a nice little Finca El Portillo Malbec, does it, not like Emiliano Grillo! Emiliano Grillo! You can’t read it on the page and not sing it out, can you, with just a little Euro-Latin attitude. Oh, no you can’t.