Vicente Fernandez (golfer)

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Vicente Fernández
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Vicente Fernández
Born (1946-04-05) 5 April 1946 (age 68)
Corrientes, Argentina
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Nationality  Argentina
Residence Buenos Aires, Argentina
Career
Turned professional 1964
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 72
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 4
Champions Tour 4
Other 61 (regular)
3 (senior)
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T10: 1976
PGA Championship DNP

Vicente Fernández (born 5 April 1946) is an Argentine golfer who has won more than 60 professional tournaments around the world.

Fernández was born in Corrientes, Argentina. He turned professional in 1964 and was a regular competitor on the European Tour from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s. He won four titles on the tour and had two top ten Order of Merit finishes, placing 6th in 1974 and 9th in 1975. He was sixteenth on the Order of Merit in 1992 at the age of 46.

As a senior Fernández moved to the United States to play on the Senior PGA Tour (now the Champions Tour), where he has won four tournaments. His other wins include eight victories in his national open championship, the Argentine Open.

Professional wins (72)[edit]

European Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 16 Aug 1975 Benson & Hedges Festival –18 (65-64-65-72=266) 1 stroke England Maurice Bembridge
2 20 May 1979 Colgate PGA Championship E (71-70-72-75=288) 1 stroke Italy Baldovino Dassù, South Africa Gary Player
3 18 Mar 1990 Tenerife Open –6 (67-74-72-69=282) Playoff Wales Mark Mouland
4 31 Aug 1992 Murphy's English Open –5 (69-72-73-69=283) 1 stroke Sweden Per-Ulrik Johansson, Sweden Fredrik Lindgren

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1990 Tenerife Open Wales Mark Mouland Won with par on third extra hole

Argentine wins (51)[edit]

Other wins (10)[edit]

  • 1962 Argentine National Caddy's Tournament
  • 1970 Dutch Open
  • 1971 Santiago Open (Chile)
  • 1972 Ford Maracaibo Open (Venezuela)
  • 1975 Uruguay Open
  • 1977 Brazil Open
  • 1982 El Rodeo Open (Colombia)
  • 1983 Brazil Open
  • 1984 Brazil Open
  • 1994 Punta del Este Open (Uruguay)

Champions Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 21 Jul 1996 Burnet Senior Classic –11 (69-68-68=205) 1 stroke Australia Bruce Crampton, United States J. C. Snead
2 7 Sep 1997 Bank One Classic –13 (67-69-67=203) 1 strokes Japan Isao Aoki
3 16 May 1999 Las Vegas Senior Classic –14 (69-71-67-67=274) 2 strokes United States Dave Eichelberger
4 16 Feb 2003 ACE Group Classic –14 (66-68-68=202) 3 strokes Republic of Ireland Des Smyth, United States Tom Watson

Other senior wins (3)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Note: The only major Fernandez played in was The Open Championship.

Tournament 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
The Open Championship T25 T31 CUT T37 T53 T10 T48 DNP CUT
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
The Open Championship T45 CUT DNP T39 CUT CUT T21 CUT DNP CUT
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993
The Open Championship T31 DNP DNP CUT

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

Teams appearances[edit]

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