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Vicente Fernandez

Residence: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Birthplace: Corrientes, Argentina
Turned Pro: 1964
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 170
Birthdate: May 3, 1946
Age: 57
College: Corrientes, Argentina

Player Notes

Was the second Argentinean to play on the Champions Tour after Roberto De Vicenzo. Nicknamed "Chino," he was born with one leg shorter than the other and walks with a slight limp. . .Has finished among the top six on four occasions in the past seven Senior PGA Championships.

Career Victories

Champions Tour
4 - 1996 Burnet Senior Classic, 1997 Bank One Classic, 1999 Las Vegas Senior Classic, 2003 ACE Group Classic

European Tour
5 - 1970 Dutch Open, 1975 Benson and Hedges Festival, 1979 PGA Championship, 1990 Tenerife Open, 1992 English Open...

Career Summary

1992 European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 15; top ten finishes - 5; scoring average 71.51(ranked 35th); money �217,453 (ranked 16th); won English Open... In winning the English Open with a 87-foot putt at the last hole, it is probably the longest putt on the final hole to win a tournament. at age 46 when he won, he became the oldest European Tour winner since 48-year-old Neil Coles won the 1982 Sanyo Open.

1993 European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 11; top ten finishes - 1; money - �63,968 (91st)

1994 European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 12; in money - 8; top ten finishes - 1; money - �44,084 (121st)

1995 European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 13; top ten finishes - 1; money -�95,770 (71st)

1996 Senior PGA Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 19; top 10 finishes - 10; scoring average 70.85 (ranked 11th); money $605,251 (ranked 18th); winner at Burnet Senior Classic.

1997 Senior PGA Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 29; top 10 finishes - 9; scoring average 70.98 (ranked 13th); money $689,915 (ranked 17th); winner at Bank One Classic.

1998 Senior PGA Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 24; top 10 finishes - 9; scoring average 70.51 (ranked 5th); money $996,338 (ranked 12th); best finish, 2nd, Las Vegas Senior Classic and U.S. Senior Open.

1999 Senior PGA Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 28; top 10 finishes - 9; scoring average 70.25 (ranked T8th); money $1,108,245 (ranked 9th); winner, Las Vegas Senior Classic.

2000 Senior PGA Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 27; top 10 finishes - 6; scoring average 70.38 (ranked 14th); money $758,048 (ranked 23rd); best finish 2nd, Royal Caribbean Classic and Nationwide Championship.

2001 Senior PGA Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 29; top 10 finishes - 7; scoring average 70.93 (ranked 20th); money $852,442 (ranked 22nd); best finish 2nd, Enterprise Rent-A-Car Match Play Championship and Las Vegas Senior Classic.

2002 Senior PGA Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 28; top 10 finishes - 4; scoring average 71.18 (ranked 29th); money $572,233 (ranked 35th); best finish, 3rd SBC Championship. Failed to finish in the top-31 for the first time in his career and it ended a string of six consecutive trips to the season-ending Tour Championship.

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