Eduardo Romero, the Argentinian tour pro, who played on the European Tour, has died at 67.
Telam, Argentina’s state-owned news service, cited cancer as the cause of death for the eight-time Euro Tour winner.
Romero’s eight tour wins were claimed in a 13-season span, between 1989 (Trophée Lancôme in France) and 2002, with the Scottish Open being his final career victory at the age of 48.
He made it all the way to No. 19 in the world in 1991 after winning the Spanish and French opens.
Romero won more than 80 titles in South America, including an estimated 44 in his native Argentina.
He finished with two top-10 finishes in majors (1989 and 1997 British Open)
After turning 50, Romero competed on the senior tour circuits, winning twice on the European Senior Tour, and five times on the U.S. Champions Tour, highlighted by two major victories: The Tradition (2006), and the U.S. Senior Open in 2008. He also finished runner-up (twice) in the Senior British Open, and once in the Senior PGA Championship (2007).
“He was an important part of a special group of Argentinian golfers to have played on the European Tour in the 1980s and 1990s and then on the Seniors Tour in the 2000s,” said Keith Waters, COO, European Tour.
“And he was a fun guy to be around who always played golf with a smile on his face. He will be sadly missed.”
Romero leaves behind his wife of more than 40 years, Adriana, and a daughter, Dolly.