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].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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