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Andres Romero

  • Birthplace: Tucuman, Argentina
  • Residence: Yerba Buena, Argentina
  • Birth Date: May 8, 1981
  • height: 5-10
  • Turned Pro: 1998

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PGA TOUR Victories

(1) 2008,Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

International Victories

(6): 2003 Cable and Wireless Masters Panama, Abierto de Medellin [Arg]. 2005 Roberto De Vicenzo Classic [Arg], Morson International Pro-Am Challenge [EurChall]. 2006 Masters Tournament Personal Cup [Arg]. 2007 The Deutsche Bank Players' Championship of Europe [Eur].

2009 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$619,875 (108)

2009 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

T3-- Northern Trust Open.

PGA TOUR Best Round

65 at Round 3, Northern Trust Open.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Rounds of 66-70-65 left him in solo second place after three rounds of the Northern Trust Open, four strokes behind leader Phil Mickelson. A 1-under 70 on Sunday left him T3 and two strokes back, his best outing since winning in 2008 in New Orleans.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

2008 Season Highlights

Rookie on the PGA TOUR collected his first victory, at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, and placed in the top-10 in two major championships...Collected his first TOUR title in his 12th start with a win at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Carded rounds of 73-69-65-68--275 to claim a one-shot victory over Peter Lonard. Threatening weather on Saturday forced players to finish their third rounds on Sunday morning and in turn keep the same pairings for the final round. Romero finished his round and had to wait roughly two and a half hours to see if he was the champion as Lonard was in the final pairing. Spent that time on his computer while sitting in the players' dining room. Joined Roberto De Vicenzo, Jose Coceres and Angel Cabrera as the only Argentines to win on the PGA TOUR. Became the fourth straight first-time winner at the Zurich Classic...In first Masters appearance, logged T8 finish. Finished seven strokes behind champion Trevor Immelman...Finished T7 at the PGA Championship thanks to weekend rounds of 65-72. Has played in eight career major championships and finished in the top-10 four times (2008: T8, Masters; T7, PGA; 2007: 3rd, British Open; 2006: T8, British Open)... Qualified for THE TOUR Championship for the first time, where he finished T27. Finished 28th in the FedExCup standings.

Career Highlights

2007: Joined the PGA TOUR for 2008 based on finishing in the top 125 in non-member earnings...Used a hot summer to make a name for himself, beginning at the British Open at Carnoustie where he finished third. Led by two strokes after a birdie at the 16th hole on Sunday, but made double bogey at the 17th and bogey at the 18th to finish one stroke out of the Sergio Garcia-Padraig Harrington playoff. Bettered his previous best finish at the British Open, a T8 in his debut in 2006...Won his first European Tour title the following week with a three-stroke victory at The Deutsche Bank Players' Championship of Europe. The victory earned a spot in his first World Golf Championships event, the Bridgestone Invitational, and the PGA Championship. Moved from 114th in the Official World Golf Ranking to 29th over those two weeks...Finished T6 in the Bridgestone Invitational and missed the cut in the PGA...Also finished T5 in the HSBC World Match Play Championship in the European Tour in October...Teamed with Ricardo Gonzalez at the OMEGA Mission Hills World Cup in China. 2006: Recorded four top-10s, including a share of second place behind Johan Edfors at The Barclays Scottish Open, on the European Tour...Finished T8 in the British Open in his first major championship start...Finished in 35th position on the Order of Merit before capping the year with victory at the Masters Tournament Personal Cup in his homeland...Teamed with Angel Cabrera to finish T5 in the Barbados World Cup. 2005: Qualified for the European Tour by finishing 14th on the European Tour's Challenge Tour rankings. 2004: Played the Golden Bear Tour in Florida.

Personal

No relation to his famous countryman, Champions Tour player Eduardo...Took up golf at age 8 after being bedridden and on a strict diet with a kidney disease. Started caddying at The Jockey Club outside Buenos Aires, Argentina before playing. Turned pro at age 16...Coached by his uncle, Miguel Romero...Nickname is Pigu...Was forced to give up his favorite hobby, monocycling, when he turned professional because it was deemed too dangerous.

Other Information

Came onto the world golf scene with a third-place finish at the 2007 British Open. Led by two strokes after a birdie at the 16th hole on Sunday, but made double bogey at the 17th and bogey at the 18th to finish one stroke out of the Sergio Garcia-Padraig Harrington playoff. Bettered his previous best finish at the British Open, a T8 in his debut in 2006...Won his first European Tour title the following week with a three-stroke victory at The Deutsche Bank Players' Championship of Europe. The victory earned a spot in his first World Golf Championships event, the Bridgestone Invitational (T6), and the PGA Championship (missed cut). Played the Golden Bear Tour in Florida in 2004. No relation to countryman and Champions Tour player Eduardo. Took up the game at age 8 after being bedridden and on a strict diet with a kidney disease. Coached by his uncle, Miguel Romero. Was forced to give up his hobby of monocycling when he turned professional as it was thought to be too dangerous. Nicknamed Pigu at home in Argentina.

National Teams

World Cup (2), 2006, 2007.

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