The death of Eduardo “El Gato” Romero at the age of 67

Winner of the 1989 Lancôme Trophy and the 1991 French Open, Eduardo Romero died at the age of 67 from cancer. Together with Roberto De Vicenzo, he was one of the greatest Argentine golfers in history.

we nicknamed it “The cat” – the cat – because his touch on the ball was unmatched. Eduardo Romero He passed away this Sunday, February 13, 2022 in his hometown, Córdoba (Argentina), as a result of cancer. He was 67 years old.

Coming from a modest family, he became a professional in 1982 and arrived in 1985 at the european tour where it doesn’t take long to shine. She thus achieved her first success in the Lancome Trophy on September 17, 1989, before a long Bernard Langer Y Jose Maria Olazabal ! He did it again in France on June 30, 1991 at national golf that hosts for the first time theopen french in front of sam torrence and José María Olazábal, him again.

Eduardo Romero won eight times on the European Tour between 1989 and 2002, becoming one of the three oldest winners on the circuit (48 years on the Scottish Open 2002). He then went on to have a rich career with Seniors, notably winning two Majors in the United States at the champions tour (Tradition 2006 and us open 2008).

44 times victorious on the Argentine circuit, he is rightly considered the best golfer in his country with roberto de vicenzo Y Angel Cabrera.

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