Born:Sept 20, 1955 in Madrid, Spain.
Original/Home Club:Madrid, Spain
Played as the Charles Church Scottish Seniors Open (Oct 19-21). Second-placed Ross Drummond (Scot) finished 1 shot behind José Rivero (Esp). [East course, Dalmahoy Hotel & CC, Midlothian].
Rivero (Esp) won the Eurpn Snr Tr 2006 Hardy's Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. He finished third on the Tour's Order of Merit, with earnings of €233,374.
Played as the DGM Barbados Open (March 1-3; Eurpn Snr Tr season opener). First-time European Snr Tour winner Rivero (Esp) beat David J Russell (Eng) at the fourth playoff hole. [Royal Westmoreland, St James, Barbados].
Played as the Firstplus Wales Seniors Open (June 16-18). Second-placed Juan Quiros (Esp), David J Russell (Eng), Sam Torrance (Scot) and Gery Watine (Fra) finished 1 shot behind Rivero (Esp). [Wales National course, Vale Resort, Hensol, nr Cardiff, Wales].
Played as the Catalan Open (March 11-14). Second-placed José María Cañizares (Esp), Johan Ryström (Swe) and Haydn Selby-Green (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Rivero (Esp), who recorded the last of his four European Tour wins. [GC D'Aro-Mas Nou, Playa d'Aro, nr Girona, Spain].
Played as the Monte Carlo Open (Jun 29-Jul 2). Second-placed Mark McNulty (Zim) finished 2 shots behind Rivero (Esp). [Monte-Carlo GC, Mont Agel, La Turbie, French Riviera].
Played as the Peugeot Open de France. Second-placed Howard Clark (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Rivero (Esp). [Vert course, Saint Cloud GC, Garches, nr Paris].
Played as the Lawrence Batley International Classic (July 11-14). Second-placed José María Cañizares (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Rivero (Esp), who recorded the first of his four European Tour wins. [Brabazon course, The Belfry, Wishaw, nr Birmingham].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.
Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
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