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Vicente Fernandez

  • Birthplace: Corrientes, Argentina
  • Residence: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Birthdate: 5/4/1946
  • Age: 62 Ht.:5'-10"
  • Turned Pro: 1964

Player Notes

Was the second Argentinean to play on the Champions Tour after Roberto De Vicenzo. Nickname is ""Chino""...Competed on the European Tour with current Champions Tour players John Bland, Hugh Baiocchi and Jose Maria Canizares...Born with one leg shorter than the other and walks with a slight limp...Caddied for Chi Chi Rodriguez at the 1962 World Cup in Argentina...One of his sons, Gustavo, was his caddie for his first Champions Tour win at the Burnet Senior Classic.

Career Victories

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

Other
1968 Argentine Open, 1969 Argentine Open, 1970 Dutch Open, 1972 Ford Maracaibo Open, 1975 Benson & Hedges Festival, 1977 Brazil Open, 1979 Colgate PGA Championship, 1981 Argentine Open, 1983 Brazil Open, 1984 Argentine Open, Brazil Open, 1985 Argentine Open, 1986 Argentine Open. 1987 Argentine Open, 1990 Argentine Open, Tenerife Open, 1992 Murphy's English Open, 2001 Argentine Open.

Career Summary

Champions Tour Victories: 4 - 1996 Burnet Senior Classic, 1997 Bank One Classic, 1999 Las Vegas Senior Classic, 2003 ACE Group Classic 1992 PGA European Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 15; Top-10 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 PGA European Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 11; Top-10 finishes -1; money - £63,968 (91st) 1994 PGA European Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 12; in money - 8; Top-10 finishes -1; money - £44,084 (121st) 1995 PGA European Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 13; Top-10 finishes -1; money - -£95,770 (71st) 1996 Champions 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 Champions 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. 1997 Champions 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 Champions 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 Champions 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 Champions 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 Champions 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. 2003 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered -21; top-10 finishes -7; scoring average - 70.46 (ranked 21st); money - $1,038,339 (ranked 17th); best finish - Win ACE Group Classic. 2004 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 26; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 71.05 (ranked 23rd); money - $657,367 (ranked 30th); best finish - T-3rd 3M Championship. 2005 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 23; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 71.57 (ranked 38th); money - $382,302 (ranked 46th); best finish - T-4th Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am. 2006 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 23; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.86 (ranked 49th); money - $291,476 (ranked 53rd); best finish - T5th Toshiba Classic. 2007 Champions Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 22; top-10 finishes -1; scoring average - 71.79 (ranked 48th); money - $318,116 (ranked 54th); best finish - T-10th Principal Charity Classic.

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