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

Eduardo Romero
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Romero in 2008
Personal information
Full nameEduardo Alejandro Romero
NicknameEl Gato (the cat)
Born (1954-07-17) 17 July 1954 (age 65)
Córdoba, Argentina
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight210 lb (95 kg; 15 st)
Nationality Argentina
SpouseAdriana (m. 1978)
ChildrenDolly (b. 1981)
Career
Turned professional1980
Current tour(s)Champions Tour
European Seniors Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
European Tour
Professional wins74
Highest ranking19 (7 July 1991)[1]
Number of wins by tour
European Tour8
PGA Tour Champions5
European Senior Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament39th: 2004
PGA ChampionshipT20: 1993
U.S. OpenT15: 2003
The Open ChampionshipT7: 1997

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 The 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   Bernhard Langer,   José María Olazábal
2 25 Mar 1990 Volvo Open di Firenze −23 (68-66-64-67=265) 1 stroke   Russell Claydon,   Colin Montgomerie
3 12 May 1991 Peugeot Spanish Open −13 (68-63-72-72=275) Playoff   Seve Ballesteros
4 30 Jun 1991 Peugeot Open de France −7 (69-69-67-76=281) 2 strokes   José María Olazábal,   Sam Torrance
5 22 May 1994 Tisettanta Italian Open −16 (69-67-69-67=272) 1 stroke   Greg Turner
6 4 Sep 1994 Canon European Masters −22 (64-68-66-68=266) 1 stroke   Pierre Fulke
7 10 Sep 2000 Canon European Masters −23 (64-68-62-67=261) 10 strokes   Thomas Bjørn
8 14 Jul 2002 Barclays Scottish Open −11 (72-66-65-70=273) Playoff   Fredrik Jacobson

European Tour playoff record (2–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1991 Peugeot Spanish Open   Seve Ballesteros Won with birdie on seventh extra hole
2 2002 Barclays Scottish Open   Fredrik Jacobson Won with birdie on first extra hole
3 2002 Dunhill Links Championship   Pádraig Harrington Lost to birdie on second extra hole

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

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 21 Aug 2005 Travis Perkins Senior Masters −11 (70-67-68=205) 8 strokes   Luis Carbonetti,   Nick Job
2 6 Aug 2006 Wentworth Senior Masters (2) −9 (71-66-70=207) 2 strokes   Horacio Carbonetti,   Sam Torrance

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   Lonnie Nielsen
2 6 Jul 2008 Dick's Sporting Goods Open −17 (65-65-69=199) 1 stroke   Fulton Allem,   Gary Koch
3 3 Aug 2008 U.S. Senior Open −6 (67-69-65-73=274) 4 strokes   Fred Funk
4 28 Sep 2008 SAS Championship −15 (68-67-66=201) 3 strokes   Tom Kite
5 8 Mar 2009 Toshiba Classic −11 (66-68-68=202) 1 stroke   Mark O'Meara,   Joey Sindelar

Champions Tour playoff record (1–1)

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

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open
The Open Championship CUT T13 T8
PGA Championship
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT T51 T25
The Open Championship T53 T26 CUT CUT CUT T88 T33 T7 T57
PGA Championship CUT T52 CUT T20 CUT CUT
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament CUT CUT 39
U.S. Open 51 T15 CUT CUT
The Open Championship 35 T25 CUT CUT CUT
PGA Championship CUT CUT CUT T61 T55
  Top 10
  Did not play

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

SummaryEdit

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 championshipsEdit

Wins (2)Edit

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

Results timelineEdit

Results not in chronological order before 2016.

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
The Tradition DNP DNP 1 T14 T18 T11 T18 T5 T38 DNP DNP DNP DNP
Senior PGA Championship DNP T31 2 T16 T14 T18 T5 CUT CUT DNP DNP DNP
Senior Players Championship DNP DNP T7 T7 T31 T33 T40 T71 DNP DNP DNP DNP
Senior British Open Championship T2 T9 2 T4 3 T38 T18 T49 T40 T48 CUT DNP DNP
U.S. Senior Open DNP DNP DNP T22 1 T19 T28 CUT CUT T61 DNP CUT 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.

Team appearancesEdit

this list in incomplete

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

Awards
Preceded by
  Gabriela Sabatini
Olimpia de Oro
1989
Succeeded by
  Pedro Décima
  1. ^ "Week 27 1991 Ending 7 Jul 1991" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 3 October 2019.