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.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
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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