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Roberto De Vicenzo
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Personal information
Full name Roberto De Vicenzo
Born 14 April 1923 (1923-04-14) (age 86)
Villa Ballester, Buenos Aires
Nationality  Argentina
Career
Turned professional 1938
Retired 2006
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Senior PGA Tour
Professional wins 230+
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 7
Champions Tour 2
Best results in Major Championships
(Wins: 1)
The Masters 2nd: 1968
U.S. Open T8: 1958
Open Championship Won: 1967
PGA Championship T5: 1954
Achievements and awards
World Golf Hall of Fame 1989 (member page)
Bob Jones Award 1970
Olimpia Award 1967, 1970

Roberto De Vicenzo (born 14 April 1923) is a former professional golfer.

De Vicenzo was born in Villa Ballester, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He won more than 230 tournaments worldwide in his career, including six on the PGA Tour and the 1967 British Open.[1]

De Vicenzo is best remembered for his misfortune in the 1968 Masters.[1] On the par 4 seventeenth hole, Roberto De Vicenzo made a birdie, but playing partner Tommy Aaron inadvertently entered a 4 instead of 3 on the scorecard. He did not check the scorecard for the error before signing it, and according to the Rules of Golf the higher score had to stand and be counted. If not for this mistake, De Vicenzo would have tied for first place with Bob Goalby, and the two would have met in an 18-hole playoff the next day. His quote afterwards became legendary for its poignancy: "What a stupid I am!"[2]

In 1970, he was voted the Bob Jones Award, the highest honor given by the United States Golf Association in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf.

De Vicenzo subsequently found great success in the early days of the Senior PGA Tour, winning the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf two times and the inaugural U.S. Senior Open in 1980. Also won the 1974 PGA Seniors' Championship, and represented Argentina 17 times in the Canada Cup/World Cup (leading Argentina to victory in 1953).

De Vicenzo was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1989, and officially retired on November 12, 2006 at age 83. He had 100 international victories.

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Professional wins

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PGA Tour wins (7)

Major championship is shown in bold.

European wins (9)

Argentine Tour wins (131)

this list is incomplete

World Cup wins (3)

South American wins (62)

  • 1946 Chile Open (tie with Enrique Bertolino), Viña del Mar Open (Chile)
  • 1947 Cali Open (Colombia)
  • 1948 Uruguay Open
  • 1949 Uruguay Open
  • 1951 Cali Open (Colombia), Bogota Open (Colombia), Barranquilla Open (Colombia), Mexican Open
  • 1952 Panama Open, Santo Domingo Open (Chile)
  • 1953 Panama Open, Mexican Open, Peru Open
  • 1954 Brazil Open, Peru Open, Barranquilla Open (Colombia) Bogota Open (Colombia)
  • 1955 Mexican Open, PGA of Mexico, Jamaica Open, Medellin Open (Colombia)
  • 1956 Jamaica Open, Barranquilla Open (Colombia), Bogota Open (Colombia), PGA of Mexico
  • 1957 Brazil Open, Jamaica Open
  • 1958 Peru Open, Medellin Open (Colombia), PGA of Mexico
  • 1959 PGA of Mexico
  • 1960 Brazil Open, Barranquilla Open (Colombia), Bogota Open (Colombia)
  • 1961 Chile Open, Colombian Open, Barranquilla Open (Colombia)
  • 1962 Barranquilla Open (Colombia)
  • 1963 Brazil Open
  • 1964 Brazil Open, Uruguay Open, Bogota Open (Colombia)
  • 1965 Lagartos Grand Prix (Colombia)
  • 1966 Lagartos Grand Prix (Colombia)
  • 1968 Lagartos Grand Prix (Colombia)
  • 1969 PGA of Mexico, Lagartos Grand Prix (Colombia)
  • 1970 Itanhanga Open (Brazil)
  • 1971 Panama Open
  • 1972 Venezuela Open, San Pablo Open (Brazil), Rio Grande Open (Brazil)
  • 1973 Panama Open, Venezuela Open, Brazil Open
  • 1974 Panama Open, Lagartos Grand Prix (Colombia), Raleigh Cup (Mexico)
  • 1978 Santiago Open (Chile)
  • 1979 Santo Tome Open, Oro Negro Open (Venezuela)

Senior PGA Tour wins (2)

Senior major championship is shown in bold.

Other senior wins (16)

this list may be incomplete

Major Championships

Wins (1)

Year Championship 54 Holes Winning Score Margin Runner-up
1967 The Open Championship 2 shot lead -10 (70-71-67-70=278) 2 strokes United States Jack Nicklaus

Results timeline

Tournament 1948 1949
The Masters DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP
The Open Championship T3 3
PGA Championship DNP DNP
Tournament 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
The Masters T12 T20 DNP DNP DNP DNP T17 DNP CUT DNP
U.S. Open DNP T29 DNP DNP DNP DNP T27 T8 CUT DNP
The Open Championship 2 DNP DNP 6 DNP DNP 3 T35 DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP T9 DNP T5 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
The Masters DNP T22 T33 DNP DNP DNP T22 T10 2 CUT
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T24 DNP
The Open Championship T3 DNP DNP DNP 3 4 T20 1 T10 T3
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
The Masters CUT T9 T22 T51 DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship T17 T11 DNP T28 T51 T28 T32 T48 CUT CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10

See also

References

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Argentina Horacio Accavallo
Olimpia de Oro
1967
Succeeded by
Argentina Nicolino Locche
Preceded by
Argentina Alberto Demiddi
Olimpia de Oro
1970
Succeeded by
Argentina Alberto Demiddi

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