Name:Eduardo Alejandro Romero
Also known as:El Gato (the Cat)
Born:July 17, 1954 in Córdoba, Argentina.
Senior MAJORS (1): The Tradition (2006). Multiple European Tour winner (see Tournament listings) and huge winner on the South American Tour with 85 wins to his name.
Romero enjoys the nickname of "El Gato" (the Cat) because of his crouched walk and his tendency to creep up on and overcome his opponents. Unfortunately for "the Cat", in 2001 he was attacked by his pet dog, inflicting serious damage to Romero's leg and ankle.
Played as the Toshiba Classic (March 6-8). Second-placed Joey Sindelar (USA) and Mark O'Meara (USA) finished 1 shot behind Eduardo Romero (Arg), who posted the last of his five Champions Tour wins. [Newport Beach CC, Newport Beach, California].
The US Senior Open (July 31-Aug 3). Second-placed Fred Funk (USA) finished 4 shots behind Romero (Arg), who recorded his second senior major championship win. [East Course, The Broadmoor GC, Colorado Springs, Colo.].
Played as the SAS Championship (Sept 26-28). Second-placed Tom Kite (USA) finished 3 shots behind Eduardo Romero (Arg). [Highlands & Meadows hybrid course, Prestonwood CC, Cary, NC].
Played as Dick's Sporting Goods Open (July 4-6). Second-placed Gary Koch (USA) and Fulton Allem (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Eduardo Romero (Arg), who recorded his second Champions Tour win. [En-Joie GC, Endicott, NY].
Played as the JELD-WEN Tradition (Aug 24-27). Romero (Arg) beat Lonnie Nielsen (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole to claim his first major championship title and first Champions Tour win. [South course, The Reserve Vineyards & GC, Aloha, nr Portland, OR].
Romero (Arg) won the Champions Tour 2006 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player, based on the votes of his peers. He finished 17th on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $909,229.
Played as the Wentworth Senior Masters (Aug 4-6; formerly Travis Perkins Snr Masters). Second-placed Sam Torrance (Scot) and Horatio Carbonetti (Arg) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Romero (Arg). [Edinburgh course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
Played as the Travis Perkins Senior Masters (Aug 19-21). Second-placed Luis Carbonetti (Arg) and Nick Job (Eng) finished 8 shots behind Romero (Arg). [Edinburgh course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
Played as the Barclays Scottish Open (July 11-14). Eduardo Romero (Arg) beat Fredrik "Freddie" Jacobson (Swe) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record the last of his eight European Tour wins. [Loch Lomond GC, Luss, Dunbartonshire].
Played as the Canon European Masters (Sept 7-10). Second-placed Thomas Bjørn (Den) finished 10 shots behind Romero (Arg). [GC Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland].
Played as the Mexican Open (Abierto Mexicano de Golf). Scott Simpson (USA) finished in second place behind Romero (Arg). [Club de Golf Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico].
Played as the Tissettanta Italian Open. Second-placed Greg Turner (NZ) finished 1 shot behind Romero (Arg). [Marco Simone G&CC, nr Laghetto, Rome].
Played as the Canon European Masters (combined with the Swiss Open). Second-placed Pierre Fulke (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Romero (Arg). [GC Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland].
Played as the Peugeot Spanish Open. Romero (Arg) beat Seve Ballesteros (Esp) with a birdie at the seventh playoff hole. [Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, Madrid, Spain].
Played as the Peugeot Open de France (75th). Second-placed José María Olazábal (Esp) and Sam Torrance (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Romero (Arg). [Albatros course, Golf National, Guyancourt, nr Paris].
Played as the Volvo Open di Firenze (March 22-25). Second-placed Russell Claydon (Eng) and Colin Montgomerie (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Romero (Arg), who recorded his second European Tour win. [GC Ugolino, Impruneta, nr Firenze (Florence)].
Played as the Argentine Open (Abierto de la Republica/Argentina). Luis Carbonetti (Arg) finished in second place behind Romero (Arg). [GC Argentino, Del Viso, Buenos Aires].
Played as the Trophee Lancome. Won by Eduardo Romero (Arg). [Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche, nr Paris, France].
Played as the Chile Open (Abierto de Chile). Won by Romero (Arg).
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Senior PGA Championship: the revered Southern Hills in Oklahoma hosts the 81st staging of this event (May 27-30); Ken Tanigawa holds the title from its last playing in 2019.
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