Eduardo Romero the icon of the gulf died at 67 years.

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!

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