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José Rivero (born 20 September 1955) is a Spanish professional golfer. He started his golf career as a caddie and turned professional in 1973. He was a full member of the European Tour from 1983 to 2001 and he won four European Tour events. He made the top fifteen on the Order of Merit five times, including a best of tenth in 1988.

José Rivero
Senior Open 2010 José Rivero.JPG
Personal information
Full nameJosé Rivero
Born (1955-09-20) 20 September 1955 (age 63)
Madrid, Spain
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Nationality Spain
ResidenceMadrid, Spain
Turned professional1973
Current tour(s)European Senior Tour
Champions Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins8
Number of wins by tour
European Tour4
European Senior Tour3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT3: 1985

Rivero was a member of the first two winning European Ryder Cup teams after the inclusion of Continental European players, at The Belfry in 1985 and Muirfield Village in 1987. He represented Spain in the Alfred Dunhill Cup and the World Cup on many occasions, winning the latter in 1984 in partnership with José Maria Cañizares.

Rivero became eligible for senior golf in September 2005. He played four events on the European Senior Tour that year and placed in the top six in each of them. His first win as a senior came at the 2006 DGM Barbados Open.


Professional wins (8)Edit

European Tour wins (4)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 14 Jul 1984 Lawrence Batley International Golf Classic −8 (73-69-71-67=280) 1 stroke   José María Cañizares
2 13 Jun 1987 Peugeot Open de France −19 (68-67-71-63=269) 1 stroke   Howard Clark
3 2 Jul 1988 Monte Carlo Open −15 (65-64-67-65=261) 2 strokes   Mark McNulty
4 14 Mar 1992 Catalan Open −8 (70-71-72-67=280) 1 stroke   José María Cañizares,   Johan Ryström,
  Haydn Selby-Green

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1987 Lancia Italian Open   Sam Torrance Lost to par on sixth extra hole

Other wins (1)Edit

  • 1998 Oki APG (Spain)

European Seniors Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 3 Mar 2006 DGM Barbados Open −9 (70-66-71=207) Playoff   David J Russell
2 18 Jun 2006 Firstplus Wales Seniors Open −4 (70-74-68=212) 1 stroke   Juan Quirós,   David J Russell,
  Sam Torrance,   Géry Watine
3 30 Sep 2007 Charles Church Scottish Seniors Open −10 (70-66-70=206) 1 stroke   Ross Drummond

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
The Open Championship CUT T3 CUT CUT T16 T42 T25 T57 CUT T14 CUT T68 CUT

Note: Rivero only played in The Open Championship.

  Top 10

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearancesEdit

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