Who's who in golf - Eduardo Romero

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Name: - Eduardo Romero
Country: - Argentina
Born : - July 17, 1954
Original Home/Club: - Cordoba, Argentina
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: -

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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.

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International golfer who plays mainly on the European and South American Tours and is now qualified to play on the European Seniors Tour. 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.

Top tournaments won by Eduardo Romero

2009Snr AmericaHoag ClassicNewport Beach202 (-11)$255,000
Played as the Toshiba Classic (March 6-8). Second-placed Joey Sindelar (USA) and Mark O'Meara (USA) finished 1 shot behind Romero (Arg), who posted the last of his five Champions Tour wins. [Newport Beach CC, Newport Beach, California].
2008Snr AmericaDick's Sporting Goods OpenEn-Joie GC199 (-17)$240,000
Played as Dick's Sporting Goods Open (July 4-6). Second-placed Gary Koch (USA) and Fulton Allem (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Romero (Arg), who recorded his second Champions Tour win. [En-Joie GC, Endicott, NY].
2008Snr AmericaSAS ChampionshipPrestonwood CC201 (-15)$315,000
Played as the SAS Championship (Sept 26-28). Second-placed Tom Kite (USA) finished 3 shots behind Romero (Arg). [Highlands & Meadows hybrid course, Prestonwood CC, Cary, NC].
2008Snr MajorsUS Snr OpenBroadmoor, The274 (-6)$470,000
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.].
2006Snr AwardsRookie of Yr - US Snr Tr$909,229see Score
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.
2006Snr MajorsThe TraditionReserve V&GC, The275 (-13)$375,000
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. [The Reserve Vineyards & GC, Aloha, nr Portland, OR].
2006Snr EuropeWentworth Snr MastersWentworth Club207 (-9)€54,847
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].
2005Snr EuropeWentworth Snr MastersWentworth Club205 (-11)€49,283
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].
2002Men EuropeScottish OpenLoch Lomond273 (-11)€573,016
Played as the Barclays Scottish Open (July 11-14). 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].
2000Men EuropeEuropean MastersCrans-sur-Sierre261 (-23)€250,000
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].
1998Men AmericaMexican OpenMexico GC269
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].
1994Men EuropeEuropean MastersCrans-sur-Sierre266 (-22)£111,290
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].
1994Men EuropeItalian OpenMarco Simone272 (-16)£75,000
Played as the Tissettanta Italian Open. Second-placed Greg Turner (NZ) finished 1 shot behind Romero (Arg). [Marco Simone G&CC, nr Laghetto, Rome].
1991Men EuropeFrench OpenGolf National281 (-7)£66,660
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].
1991Men EuropeSpanish OpenClub de Campo, Madrid275 (-13)£58,330
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].
1990Men EuropeFirenze OpenUgolino265 (-23)£33,330
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)].
1989Men AmericaArgentine OpenArgentino GC275
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].
1989Men EuropeTrophee LancomeSaint-Nom-La-Breteche266£68,330
Played as the Trophee Lancome. Won by Eduardo Romero (Arg). [Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche, nr Paris, France].
1984Men AmericaChile Open
Played as the Chile Open (Abierto de Chile). Won by Romero (Arg).


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