Andrés Romero

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Andrés Romero
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Personal information
Full name Andrés Fabián Romero
Nickname Pigu, A-Bomb
Born (1981-05-08) 8 May 1981 (age 37)
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 (past champion status; joined 2008)
European Tour (2006–2009; 2017–)
Web.com Tour
Professional wins 19
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
European Tour 2
Challenge Tour 1
Other 15
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T8: 2008
U.S. Open T14: 2015
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 footballer Carlos Tevez.[4]

Romero broke his hand after punching a sign at the 2015 Barracuda Championship. He failed to meet the terms of his medical exemption and spent two years scratching for starts with only past champion status. In June 2017, he regained his European Tour membership when he won the BMW International Open on an sponsor's invitation. Romero fired a bogey free final round of 65, to come from three strokes behind and win by one stroke from three other players, ending a ten year drought on the European Tour.[5] The win vaulted Romero up over 650 places in the world rankings from 837th to 182nd.

Professional wins (19)[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 (2)[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
2 25 Jun 2017 BMW International Open −17 (67-71-68-65=271) 1 stroke England Richard Bland, Belgium Thomas Detry,
Spain Sergio García

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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Masters Tournament T8 T49
U.S. Open T36 T47 T14 CUT
The Open Championship T8 3 T32 T13 83
PGA Championship CUT CUT T7 CUT T45
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

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 1 4 3
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 6 16 12
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 7 (2008 Masters – 2009 Open Championship)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (four times)

Results in World Golf Championships[edit]

Results not in chronological order prior to 2015.

Tournament 2007 2008
Mexico Championship T30
Match Play R32
Bridgestone Invitational T6 T63
Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Mexico Championship T46
Match Play R64
Bridgestone Invitational 70
HSBC Champions

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied
Note: HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.

Team appearances[edit]

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