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Roberto DeVicenzo (born April 14, 1923 in Chilavert, Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a professional golfer. April 14 is the 104th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (105th in leap years). ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Buenos Aires province (IPA: , Spanish: Provincia de Buenos Aires) is the largest, wealthiest and most populated province of Argentina. ... Golf (gowf in Scots) is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ...


Perhaps the archetypal international golfer of the 1950s, DeVicenzo won an astonishing 230 tournaments worldwide in his career (according to the World Golf Hall of Fame), including four on the PGA Tour and the 1967 British Open. The World Golf Hall of Fame [1] is located in St. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA, just south of Jacksonville. ... The Open Championship logo The Open Championship (sometimes referred to as the British Open to distinguish it from other national opens), is the oldest of the four major championships in mens golf. ...


He is best remembered for his misfortune in the 1968 Masters, where he signed his scorecard for a score higher than his actual score on the 17th hole, signing for a par 4 when actually made a birdie 3. Under the Rules of Golf, the higher score stands once a player has signed his card. If not for this mistake, DeVicenzo 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 famous for its simplicity: "What a stupid I am!" Master is a term that indicates a consummate level of skill, proficiency, superiority or power. ...


DeVicenzo subsequently found great success in the early days of the Senior PGA Tour, winning the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf three 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 and World Cup (leading Argentina to victory in 1953). The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the PGA TOUR, hosts 30 events annually in the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ... The U.S. Senior Open is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ... The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ...


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Definition of Roberto DeVicenzo (249 words)
Roberto DeVicenzo (Born April 14, 1923) -- Perhaps the archetypal international golfer of the 1950s, he won an astonishing 230 tournaments worldwide in his career, including four on the PGA Tour and the 1967 British Open.
The Argentine-born golfer is best remembered for his misfortune in the 1968 Masters, where he signed his scorecard for a score higher than his actual score on the 17th hole, signing for a par 4 when actually made a birdie 3.
DeVicenzo subsequently found great success in the early days of the Senior PGA Tour, winning the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf three times and the inaugural U.S. Senior Open in 1980.
Roberto DeVicenzo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (240 words)
Roberto DeVicenzo (born April 14, 1923 in Chilavert, Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a professional golfer.
Perhaps the archetypal international golfer of the 1950s, DeVicenzo won an astonishing 230 tournaments worldwide in his career (according to the World Golf Hall of Fame), including four on the PGA Tour and the 1967 British Open.
DeVicenzo subsequently found great success in the early days of the Senior PGA Tour, winning the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf three times and the inaugural U.S. Senior Open in 1980.
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