Eduardo Romero, one of Argentina’s most illustrious golfer, died on Sunday, at the age of 67-years-old, as reported by local media, citing statement from his hometown officials. ayokinews.com reports
“Along with Roberto De Vicenzo and Angel Cabrera, he was one of the best golfers in the history of our country,” La Voz reported.
“El Gato” Romero, as he was dubbed, was a standout on the PGA European Tour, where he won eight championships and amassed about $8 million in winnings.
He also had a successful Champions Tour season in the United States (US), winning two tournaments: The Tradition and the US Open.
Romero had been mayor of Villa Allende, his birthplace in the province of Cordoba, for six years after retiring from sports.
He declared lately that he will be taking a leave of absence from his position 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,” Eduardo said in a statement at the time.
“Together with my team and my family, we decided that the best thing to do is to take a break from my duties as mayor of Villa Allende,” he added.