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Andres Romero

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (36) / 5/8/1981
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 165

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Andres Romero made quick work of Sea Island Resort's Seaside Course, posting a bogey-free, 6-under-par 33-31=64 during round one of The RSM Classic, earning him a spot inside the top 10 as play winds down for the day.
The Argentine had full control of the flat stick today. Opening on the 10th tee, he rolled in five putts from outside eight feet before even making the turn. Most notable were back-to-back birdie bombs from 20'6" and 28'9" starting at the par-3 12th hole. Romero walked off the host course gaining 4.122 strokes with the putter. Playing his seventh round at Sea Island Golf Club, this goes in the books as just his second under-par round and eclipses his previous best by a whopping five strokes. It's unlikely his putter can maintain this torrid pace as the week progresses, but he's given himself a nice canvas to work with. Thu, Nov 17, 2016 02:54:00 PM

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Following a 5-under 67 to open his week at he Sanderson Farms Championship, Andres Romero piled on a 3-under-par 33-36=69 during round two, reaching 8-under 136 heading into the weekend.

The Argentine split 10 (of 14) fairways and landed 14 greens in regulation today. While his putter was inconsistent on the whole, it came through in a big way with three birdie bombs dropping from the 16-to-22 foot range. Through two days at the Country Club of Jackson, Romero has gained 2.129 strokes off-the-tee (8th in the field currently) en route to 13 birdies. The 35-year-old finished T20 here in his debut last year, and is well on his way to a second top 25 so far.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 02:03:00 PM

Andres Romero is looking for fireworks at this week's Sanderson Farms Championship, hoping to build some momentum that could earn him some more starts in the future.

The Argentine is playing on Past Champions status, as the winner of the 2008 Zurich Classic. That means starts will be tough to come by for Romero who is making his 196th career start on the PGA TOUR. Romero finished T20 last year in his Sanderson Farms debut. The 35-year-old will need to improve upon that solid finish this week, if he wants to put a dent into his FedExCup piggy bank. His results at the recent Tour Finals went as follows: MC-MC-T58, and he posted just one top 30 in 18 starts during the 2016 calendar year, across the PGA TOUR and WCT.
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 08:43:00 AM

Three (of 27) who were stranded due to darkness in Friday's second round of the Shell Houston Open did not return on Saturday morning to complete their respective rounds.

At the time of this rendering, the count is three players, including Andres Romero, who gained entry this week via his top 10 last week in Puerto Rico (T5). He was 4-over on his loop thru 16 holes and on 6-over total. With just two holes remaining and the projected cut at 1-under 143, the 34-year-old chose to call it quits. Joining Romero was Ricky Barnes, 7-over total with two holes remaining, and rookie Brett Stegmaier, 7-over total with four holes remaining. There is no current information suggesting any of these WDs were due to injury.
Sat, Apr 2, 2016 09:16:00 AM

Andres Romero crafted a bogey-free 5-under-par 32-35=67 on day four of the Puerto Rico Open to reach the finish line on 10-under 278, up 14 spots to a three-way T5, and good for his first top 10 of the season in his fifth start and an exemption into this week's Shell Houston Open.

Unlike the four PRO debutantes who finished ahead of him on the leaderboard, Romero was making his fifth straight appearance. He's had success here before, opening the 2013 edition in twin 65s to lead by one after 36 holes, but a third-round 75 derailed him before finishing up with 66 and T6. The Argentine, playing out of the Past Champion category after failing to meet the terms of his Minor Medical, began his final frame on 5-under (T19) after posting 70-73-68. He hit all 18 greens in regulation but posted a pedestrian 1.889 putts per GIR, circling birdies on the par-3 sixth, the par-5 second and 18th, respectively, and a one-putt eagle-3 on the par-5 fifth. For the week, the 34-year-old was 68th (of 69) in putts per GIR at 1.904 and was T48 in birdies with only 13, but he was T5 in total bogeys with just five.
Sun, Mar 27, 2016 05:59:00 PM

Andres Romero takes his talents to California for a fifth appearance at this week's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Playing out of the Past Champion category after failing to meet the terms of his Minor Medical Extension, starts are not easy to come by for the Argentine. He makes his fourth start of the season, with a 1-for-3 record entering the week. Romero's track record at this event is nothing to write home about, either, with nothing better than last year's T52 on his resume in four tries. Gamers should look elsewhere this week as the Argentine shows no hint of form or course history.
Tue, Feb 9, 2016 08:22:00 AM

Andres Romero settled for an eight-way share of 20th place at the Sanderson Farms Championship worth $41,358.75 and 26.25 FedExCup points.

He opened an closed strong with 66 in the first round and 67 in the finale, but with a pair of even-par 72 sandwiched in, the Argentine fell short of his terms on the one start provided via a Minor Medical Extension. Romero needed no worse than an eighth-place finish at the Country Club of Jackson to secure the promotion to the Major Medical category. As a result, he'll tumble in the Past Champions category for the remainder of the season. For the record, the 34-year-old came up short of the primary terms by $83,858 or 120.139 FedExCup points. He fell shy of conditional status by only 22.912 FedExCup points. Nevertheless, he received a sponsor exemption into this week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba where he's 0-for-3.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 05:54:00 PM

Andres Romero toured the Country Club of Jackson in 6-under-par 35-33=66 in today's opening round of the Sanderson Farms Championship.

This is his only start on a Minor Medical Extension given as a result of his broken hand suffered when he punched a tee sign in Reno almost three months ago. He needs no worse than a solo eighth-place finish in Mississippi to meet the terms of the medical and get promoted to the Major Medical category for the remainder of the season. At last check, Romero sat alone in third two strokes off the clubhouse lead, so he's on his way. He hit 14 greens in regulation and connected on six par breakers, including an eagle from 14-and-a-half feet at the par-5 11th hole. His longest conversion of the round, however, dropped for par from 25'10" at the par-3 seventh.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 12:42:00 PM

Andres Romero has committed to next week's Sanderson Farms Championship.

We last saw him on TOUR at the Barracuda Championship when he broke his hand punching a tee sign during the third round. After a couple of odd and confusing hours, he withdrew. Unable to compete again the rest of the season, Romero finished 161st in the FedExCup standings. In his only start during the Tour Finals, a T24 at the finale didn't secure one of the 25 cards up for grabs. Nevertheless, he was granted one start on a Minor Medical Extension to collect $125,217 or 146.389 FedExCup points for a promotion to the Major Medical category. Since the SFC is an opposite event, he'd need no worse than a solo second (worth 165 FedExCup points) to reach his objective, but a solo eighth pays $127,100.00, so that's his target. Coincidentally, a solo eighth is exactly what he'd need to qualify for conditional status as only FedExCup points contribute to that. It rewards 50 FedExCup points; his goal is 49.162. So, he'll either get promoted or drop into the Past Champions category.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 07:08:00 PM

Andres Romero is omitted from the published field of next week's Wyndham Championship.

Well, that fateful punch of the tee sign at Montrêux last week has cost Romero his PGA TOUR card, at least via the top 125 in either FedExCup points or earnings for the first time in his eight-year career. He's 157th and 140th, respectively, so if he's able, you'll see him at the Tour Finals, presumably. There's always the outside chance that the Argentine will receive a start on a medical extension, but don't hold your breath.
Fri, Aug 14, 2015 07:35:00 PM

Andres Romero recorded minus-9 points in today's third round of the Barracuda Championship to post a 54-hole total of 11 points, down 52 spots on the leaderboard. UPDATE: Romero withdrew after the third round with a hand injury.

Romero began the day at 20 points (T14) and six points back. After overshadowing four birdies with five bogeys thru 14 holes, including back-to-back squares on Nos. 13 and 14, the 34-year-old apparently punched the tee sign on the 15th tee box, injuring his right hand. On the 15th tee, he putted the ball off the tee box and then picked up his ball, accepting the worst score he could take (minus-3 points) in the Modified Stableford format. After the 15th hole, he continued this same process for each of his three remaining holes. The injury comes at an inopportune time for Romero, who sits 155th in the FedExCup standings with just three weeks (four events) remaining until the FEC Playoffs begin. He's not in the field at next week's PGA Championship so the earliest we could see the Argentine back in action is August 20th at the Wyndham Championship.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 08:58:00 PM

Andres Romero tossed on another eight point in today's second round of the Barracuda Championship, reaching the break with 20.

He's only four points off the 36-hole clubhouse lead. Today at Montrêux, Romero went 5-for-14 in scoring opportunities with five birdies, none longer than the conversion from 15'9" at the par-4 10th hole. He also squared two bogeys. If you're in a game that includes this tournament, he's given us zero reason not to remain faithful on the weekend.
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 03:55:00 PM

Andres Romero gathered 12 points in his opening round of the Barracuda Championship to check up three points off the clubhouse lead.

With top-three finishes at Montrêux in 2012 and 2013, we already knew that the Argentine loves himself some Reno, but he also rolled in with recent form, picking off top 10s and another pair of top 25s in his last six starts. Today, he covered a lone bogey at the par-4 15th hole with five par breakers. That set was highlighted by a hole-out for eagle from the rough nearly 15 yards away at the par-5 second hole. Romero's longest conventional conversion tumbled in for birdie from 26'9" at the par-3 16th.
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 08:20:00 PM

Andres Romero salvaged a 3-under-par 36-32=68 in the final round of the Barbasol Championship to conclude at 12-under 272.

Romero began his final frame at 9-under (T12) and three off the pace of 54-hole, co-leaders Scott Piercy and Ricky Barnes. Remarkable since he was T71 after a first-round 71. The Argentine looked on his way to another disappointing round, overshadowing one birdie over his first eight holes with three bogeys, including two three-putts from distance on the par-4 first and the par-3 eighth. The 34-year-old rebounded by playing his last 10 holes in 5-under with birdies at Nos. 9, 11, 12, 14 and 16, highlighted by a 38'5" bomb at the par-3 12th for his longest conversion of the day. Romero, 168th in the FedExCup standings, striped 11 (of 14) fairways and landed 13 greens in regulation, but clocked in at -1.256 in strokes gained: putting at the time he signed his card. He currently sits T10 on the live leaderboard. His season-best on 20 starts is T6 at the Greenbrier Classic.
Sun, Jul 19, 2015 07:14:00 PM

Andres Romero toured Grand National's Lake Course in 7-under-par 32-32=64 in today's second round of the Barbasol Championship.

With top 15s in two of his last three starts, the Argentine has risen to 168th in the FedExCup standings. Among all golfers outside the bubble for the Playoffs, Romero might be the safest bet to climb the ladder given he's retained his card since winning Rookie of the Year in 2008. Today in Alabama was the latest evidence of what he can do. In addition to going 5-for-6 in scrambling with one bogey, he connected for an eagle and six birdies, including on his last three holes. His longest par breaker was his first and it ran only 10'11" at the par-4 11th hole. At the time he signed his card, he shared the 36-hole clubhouse lead at 7-under 135.
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 01:14:00 PM