GOLF legend Eduardo Romero died Sunday at the age of 67 after a courageous battle with cancer.
The Argentine, nicknamed El Gato — “The Cat”, was widely regarded as one of the best players in South America.
He reached a career high of 19th in July 1991 and his best result in a major tournament came at the Open in 1997.
Romero finished seventh at the Royal Troon alongside Fred Couples and Peter O’Malley at three under par while Justin Leonard won his only major.
He has won eight times on the European Tour, the last of which was the Scottish Open in 2002, and has earned two senior majors, including the U.S. Senior Open six years later.
Romero also had more than 80 wins in South America and represented Argentina in 14 World Cup of Golf events, finishing second in 2000.
However, he took a leave of absence in late January as his health deteriorated.
Ken Brown tweeted, “Eduardo Romero ‘El Gato’ the beautiful golfer. What a man! Such a warm character! With a good heart!