The Loop

International crisis averted: Emiliano Grillo reunited with clubs

August 09, 2016

On Monday, we brought you the harrowing tale of Emiliano Grillo's search for his clubs. It's not uncommon for an airline to lose a player's sticks, but for such misfortune to fall on the eve of golf's return to the Olympics? A fate so cruel Tyche herself could not dream.

Luckily, Grillo's prayers were answered, and an international crisis was averted:

No matter how he fares in this week's competition, Grillo will leave Rio with something more valuable than a medal:

(Dramatic pause)