Who's who: José Rivero

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Who's who: José Rivero

  • Name:

    José Rivero
  • Country:

    Spain
  • Born:

    Sept 20, 1955 in Madrid, Spain.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Madrid, Spain
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1973

Roll of Honour

Ryder Cup player (1985, '87). Multiple wins on the European Tour (4) and European Senior Tour (3).

Did you know?

Rivero was a successful member of the European Tour between 1983 and 2001, with four wins to his name, including the 1987 French Open. In 2005 he became eligible for the European Seniors Tour, notching-up two wins in 2006 and another in 2007.

Top tournaments won by José Rivero

2007
Europe
206 (-10)
€48,453
Charles Church

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Rivero, Jose

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

€48,453

Title sponsor

Charles Church

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].

2006
Awards
€233,374
see Score
Hardys

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Rivero, Jose

Venue

Score

€233,374

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Hardys

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.

2006
Europe
207 (-9)
€30,330
DGM

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Rivero, Jose

Score

207 (-9)

Prize money

€30,330

Title sponsor

DGM

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].

2006
Europe
212 (-4)
€109,366
Firstplus

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Rivero, Jose

Score

212 (-4)

Prize money

€109,366

Title sponsor

Firstplus

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].

1992
Europe
280 (-8)
£50,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Rivero, Jose

Venue

D'Aro

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

£50,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

1988
Europe
261 (-15)
£35,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Rivero, Jose

Score

261 (-15)

Prize money

£35,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

1987
Europe
269 (-19)
£41,879
Peugeot

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Rivero, Jose

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

£41,879

Title sponsor

Peugeot

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].

1984
Europe
280 (-8)
£18,330
Lawrence Batley

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Rivero, Jose

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

£18,330

Title sponsor

Lawrence Batley

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].

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