Eduardo Romero, the Argentine golfer who won European Tour events for over three decades, has died at 67.
Romero had been inactive as a competitor for some time as he battled illness, and he died on February 13 in Argentina at age 67 after complications from cancer.
Doctors sent Romero home from the hospital on February 5 after they told him his disease was terminal.
Romero, who had retired from sport, had been mayor of Villa Allende, his hometown in the province of Cordoba, for six years. He recently announced that he was taking a leave of absence as a public official.
“My health condition is delicate, and a few weeks ago I began a long treatment with ups and downs, which forces me to give you news that I never imagined and for which I never prepared myself,” he said in a statement at the time.
Romero was best known for winning eight titles on the tour between 1989 and 2002. His first was at the Trophée Lancôme in France and the last was at the Scottish Open, when he won in a playoff to become at that time the third oldest winner on the tour — just three days before his 48th birthday.
Romero won more than 80 tournaments in South America, and represented Argentina in the World Cup and the Alfred Dunhill Cup. He transitioned successfully to the senior circuit, winning major titles at the Tradition in 2006 and the U.S. Senior Open in 2008.
Romero played in the Greater Hickory Classic on the Champions Tour at least twice. He was in the tournament in 2010 and 2011.