Vicente Fernández (golfer)

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

Vicente Fernández
Personal information
Full nameVicente Fernández
Born (1946-04-05) 5 April 1946 (age 73)
Corrientes, Argentina
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Nationality Argentina
ResidenceBuenos Aires, Argentina
Career
Turned professional1964
Current tour(s)Champions Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins72
Highest ranking80 (28 February 1993)[1]
Number of wins by tour
European Tour4
PGA Tour Champions4
Other61 (regular)
3 (senior)
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT10: 1976

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   Maurice Bembridge
2 20 May 1979 Colgate PGA Championship E (71-70-72-75=288) 1 stroke   Baldovino Dassù,   Gary Player
3 18 Mar 1990 Tenerife Open –6 (67-74-72-69=282) Playoff   Mark Mouland
4 31 Aug 1992 Murphy's English Open –5 (69-72-73-69=283) 1 stroke   Per-Ulrik Johansson,   Fredrik Lindgren

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

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

Argentine wins (51)Edit

Other wins (10)Edit

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   Bruce Crampton,   J. C. Snead
2 7 Sep 1997 Bank One Classic –13 (67-69-67=203) 1 strokes   Isao Aoki
3 16 May 1999 Las Vegas Senior Classic –14 (69-71-67-67=274) 2 strokes   Dave Eichelberger
4 16 Feb 2003 ACE Group Classic –14 (66-68-68=202) 3 strokes   Des Smyth,   Tom Watson

Other senior wins (3)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

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

Note: Fernández only played in The Open Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1981 Open Championship)
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 9 1993 Ending 28 Feb 1993" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 29 October 2019.

External linksEdit