2023 Shriners Children’s Open: Top 10 Power Rankings at TPC Summerlin

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Emiliano Grillo doesn’t have the greatest resume ever at TPC Summerlin, but he’s had a great 2023 and is one of the more talented players in the field.

Grillo won on the PGA Tour for the first time in eight years this spring at the Charles Schwab Challenge. That was one of five top-10s and eight top-25s.

"“You have to make putts here,” Grillo was transcribed by ASAP Sports in 2020. “I mean, it’s a short golf course and you’re going to have a lot of opportunities.”"

Grillo missed the cut at the Shriners Children’s Open in 2015 and 2019.

Since 2020 he’s 3-for-3 earning a paycheck, taking T-34th (64-69-72-66) in 2020, T-47th (67-70-71-68) in 2021, and T-73rd (71-67-73-69) last year. He reeled off six straight birdies in 2020.

The 31-year-old Argentinian had fairly solid strokes gained statistics across the board last season. Grillo was 35th in total driving (86th in distance, 61st in accuracy).

He’s not the longest hitter out there, but that’s okay this week on a short layout. What he does excel in is getting into red figures. Grillo was sixth in total birdies (413).

He is coming off a missed cut last week at the Sanderson Farms Championship. It doesn’t appear to be too alarming since, one, scores of 72-71 show he wasn’t too far off. Two, it was his first missed cut since July.

I envision Grillo bouncing back from his Mississippi misstep to record his best-ever finish in Sin City.