Eduardo Romero

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Eduardo Romero
— Golfer —
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Romero in 2008
Personal information
Full name Eduardo Alejandro Romero
Nickname El Gato (the cat)
Born (1954-07-17) 17 July 1954 (age 60)
Córdoba, Argentina
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st)
Nationality  Argentina
Spouse Adriana (m. 1978)
Children Dolly (b. 1981)
Career
Turned professional 1980
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
European Seniors Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Professional wins 74
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 8
Champions Tour 5
European Seniors Tour 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament 39th: 2004
U.S. Open T15: 2003
The Open Championship T7: 1997
PGA Championship T20: 1993

Eduardo Alejandro Romero (born 17 July 1954) is an Argentine professional golfer.

Romero was born in Córdoba. He turned professional in 1982. He has played extensively in Latin America on the Tour de las Americas and its predecessor the "South American Tour", but his international profile is mainly based on his success on the more prestigious European Tour and in senior golf in the United States and Europe. He has reached the top 20 of the Official World Golf Rankings.

Romero first played on the European Tour in 1985 and was a full member from 1988 to 2005. He has 8 tournament victories and seven top twenty placings on the Order of Merit. In 2002 he became the third oldest winner on the European Tour (behind Des Smyth and Neil Coles) when he won the Scottish Open just three days before his 48th birthday. Romero came fifth on the Order of Merit for 2002. Romero turned fifty in 2004, and just a few days later he finished in a tie for second at his first senior tournament, the Senior British Open. In 2005 he won his first senior title at the European Seniors Tour's Travis Perkins Senior Masters, and he won the Wentworth Senior Masters in both 2005 and 2006. In 2006, he lost in a playoff against Loren Roberts for the Senior British Open Championship and won a playoff against Lonnie Nielsen for the JELD-WEN Tradition for his first Champions Tour win and major. He was the Champions Tour's 2006 Rookie of the Year. He won the U.S. Senior Open, his second major, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs in 2008.

Romero has won more than eighty tournaments in Latin America. He has represented Argentina in the World Cup and the Alfred Dunhill Cup numerous times, and he participated in the UBS Cup in 2002 and 2003.

Romero has also appeared on The Golf Channel's "Big Break" series.

Romero's nicknamed "El Gato" (The cat).

Professional wins (74)[edit]

European Tour wins (8)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 17 Sep 1989 Lancome Trophy −22 (69-65-66-66=266) 1 stroke West Germany Bernhard Langer, Spain José María Olazábal
2 25 Mar 1990 Volvo Open di Firenze −23 (68-66-64-67=265) 1 stroke England Russell Claydon, Scotland Colin Montgomerie
3 12 May 1991 Peugeot Spanish Open −13 (68-63-72-72=275) Playoff Spain Seve Ballesteros
4 30 Jun 1991 Peugeot Open de France −7 (69-69-67-76=281) 2 strokes Spain José María Olazábal, Scotland Sam Torrance
5 22 May 1994 Tisettanta Italian Open −16 (69-67-69-67=272) 1 stroke New Zealand Greg Turner
6 4 Sep 1994 Canon European Masters −22 (64-68-66-68=266) 1 stroke Sweden Pierre Fulke
7 10 Sep 2000 Canon European Masters −23 (64-68-62-67=261) 10 strokes Denmark Thomas Bjørn
8 14 Jul 2002 Barclays Scottish Open −11 (72-66-65-70=273) Playoff Sweden Fredrik Jacobson

Argentine Tour wins (44)[edit]

This list is incomplete

Córdoba Tour wins (5)[edit]

  • 1982 (4) Center Cuyo Tournament, Bell Ville Tournament, Córdoba PGA Championship, La Cumbre Tournament
  • 1984 (1) Bell Ville Tournament

Other wins (11)[edit]

  • 1980 Argentine Caddie's Tournament
  • 1984 Chile Open
  • 1987 Sierra de la Ventana Tournament (Arg), South American team (Arg), Prince of Wales Open (Chile), Santo Domingo Open (Chile), Sports Frances Open (Chile)
  • 1997 Las Brisas Open (Chile)
  • 1998 Mexican Open, Las Brisas Open (Chile)
  • 2000 Desafio de Maestros (Arg)

European Senior Tour wins (2)[edit]

Champions Tour wins (5)[edit]

Legend
Champions Tour major championships (2)
Other Champions Tour (3)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 27 Aug 2006 JELD-WEN Tradition −13 (72-70-68-65=275) Playoff United States Lonnie Nielsen
2 6 Jul 2008 Dick's Sporting Goods Open −17 (65-65-69=199) 1 stroke South Africa Fulton Allem, United States Gary Koch
3 3 Aug 2008 U.S. Senior Open −6 (67-69-65-73=274) 4 strokes United States Fred Funk
4 28 Sep 2008 SAS Championship −15 (68-67-66=201) 3 strokes United States Tom Kite
5 8 Mar 2009 Toshiba Classic −11 (66-68-68=202) 1 stroke United States Mark O'Meara, United States Joey Sindelar

Champions Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2006 Senior British Open United States Loren Roberts Lost to par on first extra hole
1 2006 JELD-WEN Tradition United States Lonnie Nielsen Won with birdie on first extra hole

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT DNP DNP T13 T8
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP T51 DNP DNP T25 DNP
The Open Championship T53 T26 CUT CUT CUT T88 T32 T7 T57 DNP
PGA Championship CUT T52 CUT T20 DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT CUT
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament DNP CUT DNP CUT 39 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP 51 DNP T15 CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
The Open Championship 35 T25 CUT CUT CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship CUT CUT CUT T61 T55 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Green background for wins. 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 0 0 3 1
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 5
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 2 4 17 10
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 11 4
Totals 0 0 0 0 2 7 38 20
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 6 (1995 U.S. Open – 1998 Open Championship)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (twice)

Champions Tour major championships[edit]

Wins (2)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner-up
2006 JELD-WEN Tradition −13 (72-70-68-65=275) Playoff1 United States Lonnie Nielsen
2008 U.S. Senior Open −6 (67-69-65-73=274) 4 strokes United States Fred Funk

Results timeline[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2014.

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
The Tradition DNP DNP 1 T14 T18 T11 T18 T5 T38 DNP DNP
Senior PGA Championship DNP DNP T31 2 T16 T14 T18 T5 CUT CUT DNP
Senior Players Championship DNP DNP DNP T7 T7 T31 T33 T40 T71 DNP DNP
U.S. Senior Open DNP DNP DNP T22 1 T19 T28 CUT CUT T61 DNP
Senior British Open Championship T2 T9 2 T4 3 T38 T18 T49 T40 T48 CUT

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

Teams appearances[edit]

this list in incomplete

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Argentina Gabriela Sabatini
Olimpia de Oro
1989
Succeeded by
Argentina Pedro Décima