Eduardo Romero


Eduardo Romero

Eduardo Romero (born 17 July 1954) is an Argentine professional golfer.

Romero was born in Córdoba. He turned professional in 1982 at a relatively advanced age. He has played extensively in Latin America on the Tour de las Americas and its predecessor the "South American Tour", but his international profile is mainly based on his success on the more prestigious European Tour and in senior golf in the United States and Europe. He has reached the top 20 of the Official World Golf Rankings.

Romero first played on the European Tour in 1985 and was a full member from 1988 to 2005. He has been a consistent performer with 8 tournament victories and seven top twenty placings on the Order of Merit. In 2002 he became the third oldest winner on the European Tour (behind Des Smyth and Neil Coles) when he won the Scottish Open just three days before his 48th birthday. 2002 proved to be his most successful year, as he came fifth on the Order of Merit. Romero turned fifty in 2004, and just a few days later he finished in a tie for second at his first senior tournament, the British Senior Open. In 2005 he won his first senior title at the European Seniors Tour's Travis Perkins Senior Masters, and he won the Wentworth Senior Masters in both 2005 and 2006. In 2006, he lost in a playoff against Loren Roberts for the Senior British Open Championship and won a playoff against Lonnie Nielsen for the JELD-WEN Tradition for his first Champions Tour win and major. He was the Champions Tour's 2006 Rookie of the Year. He won the U.S. Senior Open, his second major, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs in 2008.

Romero has won more than eighty tournaments in Latin America. He has represented Argentina in the World Cup and the Alfred Dunhill Cup numerous times, and he participated in the UBS Cup in 2002 and 2003.

Romero has also appeared on The Golf Channel's "Big Break" series.

Romero's nicknamed "El Gato" (The cat).

European Tour wins (8)

*1989 Lancome Trophy
*1990 Volvo Open di Firenze
*1991 Peugeot Spanish Open, Peugeot Open de France
*1994 Tisettanta Italian Open, Canon European Masters
*2000 Canon European Masters
*2002 Barclays Scottish Open

Other wins

:"This list is incomplete"
*1983 Argentine PGA Championship
*1984 Chile Open
*1986 Chile Open, Argentine PGA Championship
*1989 Argentine Open
*1990 Argentine PGA Championship
*1992 Argentine PGA Championship
*1993 Argentine PGA Championship
*1996 Argentine PGA Championship
*1997 Argentine PGA Championship
*1998 Mexican Open
*1999 Argentine PGA Championship

European Senior Tour wins

*2005 Travis Perkins Senior Masters, Wentworth Senior Masters
*2006 Wentworth Senior Masters

Champions Tour wins

*2006 JELD-WEN Tradition
*2008 Dick's Sporting Goods Open, U.S. Senior Open, SAS Championship

Senior major championships are shown in bold.

Results in major championships

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

External links

* [http://www.eduardoromero.com/ Official site]
* [http://www.europeantour.com/publish.sps?pageid=127&pagegid=%7B20E6AA6B%2D0225%2D4C71%2DBD89%2D2ACBEE615D69%7D&playerId=170 Profile on EuropeanTour's official site]
* [http://www.pgatour.com/players/00/20/20 Profile on PGA Tour's official site]


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