Emiliano Grillo bounced back from a couple missed cuts with a T-10th in his last start a couple weeks ago at the ZOZO Championship. The Argentine was in the mix after an opening 65 in Japan and continued to play well the rest of the week.
Grillo was not too disappointed with his preceding missed cuts.
"“I was just rusty, I took five weeks off and went on a little break/holiday, so I knew — I knew what I was going to find and it was horrible,” Grillo was transcribed by Tee Scripts. “So just been practicing when I had the time off and a little reset last week that kind of helped this week. I’m just making the most.”"
Whatever happens, the rest of 2023 is gravy after he won for the first time since 2015 at the Charles Schwab Challenge.
On the year, Grillo owns six top-10s. One came at the Mexico Open at Vidanta (T-5th), the country we’re in this week for the World Wide Technology Championship.
The 31-year-old was in the positive in all Strokes Gained stats last season except for Around-the-Green. He was 55th in SG: Off-the-Tee per round (.203) and 60th in SG: Approach (.213).
Grillo was fourth in total birdies with 435.
Given the benign conditions forecasted for the week in Cabo, I expect Grillo to fire a ton of red numbers at El Cardonal.
I don’t anticipate him needing to rely on his relatively weak short game too often at this year’s World Wide Technology Championship.