Andrés Romero

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Andrés Romero
— Golfer —
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Personal information
Full name Andrés Fabián Romero
Nickname Pigu, A-Bomb
Born (1981-05-08) 8 May 1981 (age 33)
Tucumán, Argentina
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb; 10.4 st)
Nationality  Argentina
Residence Yerba Buena, Argentina
Career
College None
Turned professional 1998
Current tour(s) PGA Tour (joined 2008)
European Tour (joined 2006)
Professional wins 18
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
European Tour 1
Challenge Tour 1
Other 15
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T8: 2008
U.S. Open T36: 2008
The Open Championship 3rd: 2007
PGA Championship T7: 2008
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour
Rookie of the Year
2008

Andrés Fabián Romero (born 8 May 1981) is an Argentine professional golfer who plays on both the PGA Tour and European Tour.

Romero was born in Tucumán. He won his European Tour card by finishing 14th on the Challenge Tour rankings in 2005. His rookie season included a tied for second finish at the Scottish Open and a tied for eighth finish in The Open Championship. Romero finished placed 35th on the Order of Merit.

In the 2007 Open Championship, Romero placed third, behind Sergio García and Pádraig Harrington, making ten birdies on the last day of play. He briefly led the field by two strokes, but made a double bogey on the 17th hole and a bogey on the 18th to miss a play-off by one shot.[1] The following week he won his first European Tour event at the Deutsche Bank Players Championship of Europe. Romero finished the season in the top ten of the Order of Merit, in seventh position.

In July 2007, Romero broke into the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time and he reached a new best of 29th after his Players Championship of Europe win.[2] The next week a top-10 finish in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational took him into the top 25.

In March 2008, Romero won for the first time on the PGA Tour at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, and moved to a career high of 21 in the rankings.[3] In 2008 he overtook fellow Argentine Ángel Cabrera to become the highest ranked South American golfer for a short period until he was surpassed by Camilo Villegas of Colombia. He was named the 2008 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, having three top-10 finishes including his win in New Orleans.

Romero finished runner-up at the 2012 Memorial Tournament, after shooting a final round 67 to get into contention. He finished two strokes behind Tiger Woods after Woods chipped in for birdie on the 16th hole to go clear of the field. Romero moved into the top 125 in the FedEx Cup standings and returned to the world's top 100 as a result. That year he was caddied at the final round of the Open Championship by Manchester City footballer Carlos Tevez.[4]

Professional wins (18)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 30 Mar 2008 Zurich Classic of New Orleans −13 (73-69-65-68=275) 1 stroke Australia Peter Lonard

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 29 Jul 2007 Deutsche Bank Players Championship of Europe −19 (68-68-63-70=269) 3 strokes Denmark Søren Hansen, England Oliver Wilson

Challenge Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 27 Aug 2005 Morson International Pro-Am Challenge −9 (69-65-69-68=271) 1 stroke Wales Sion Bebb, England Richard McEvoy,
Italy Marco Soffietti

Tour de las Americas wins (8)[edit]

Other wins (7)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Masters Tournament DNP DNP T8 T49 DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP T36 T47 DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship T8 3 T32 T13 DNP DNP 83
PGA Championship CUT CUT T7 CUT DNP T45 DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
The Open Championship 0 0 1 1 2 3 5 5
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 2
Totals 0 0 1 1 4 5 14 11
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 7 (2008 Masters – 2009 Open Championship)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (four times)

Team appearances[edit]

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