Emiliano Grillo is from Argentina, so, naturally, a lot of Americans, including those of us in the golf media, want to say his last name respectfully. Most of us figured Grillo would prefer we prnounce his name as it might sound in Spanish: Gree-yo.
However, that's not actually what the 23-year-old wants. He wants us to say it as Grill-o.
When Grillo got in contention at the Memorial Tournament in May, CBS got toasted for saying his name as he wanted, not realizing that was his choice. Now that Grillo is in contention in a major after a 4-under 66 to open the 2016 PGA Championship, more people might be paying attention to the 2015 Frys.com Open winner.
Don't worry, fans. CBS and TNT aren't pronouncing his name wrong. And if he manages to win his first major championship this week, they won't have to worry about how his name sounds, just how to spell it as they engrave it on the Wanamaker trophy.
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