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Where For Art Thou Romero

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'El Gato' - the cat - took a page out of a fellow feline's book this week at Crans-sur-Sierre, Switzerland. Eduardo Romero led from start to finish to capture the Canon European Masters, winning by an overwhelming 10 strokes.
 
Romero fired rounds of 64-68-62-67 for a 23-under-par total, a full ten shots lower than last week's winner Thomas Bjorn, who earned a runner-up finish this week by carding a final round 66. Darren Clarke finished solo third after shooting a Sunday 70.
 
Clarke began the day in second place, eight strokes back of Romero, but wasn't able to apply any pressure on the Argentine on Sunday. Clarke double-bogeyed the third by failing to get his ball out of the bunker.
 
In turn, Romero made four birdies by the turn, and never looked back over the back nine. 'I feel great, very strong like Tiger Woods,' said Romero after being carried on the shoulders of fans with the Argentine flag draped around him. 'Six years and now I think I can win next week as well.'
 
Romero's last victory also came at the European Masters, circa 1994. At 46 years of age, Romero becomes the oldest European winner since his compatriot Vicente Fernandez, also 46 at the time, captured the 1992 English Open. Romero attributed his success this week to his recent turn to yoga, in order to help him with his fragile concentration.
 
'Definitely the key was my concentration,' said Romero, who earned $216,775 for his victory. 'I've been practicing yoga for over a year now and I'm a completely different man.'
 
Though he didn't win this week, Clarke closed closer to regaining the top spot on the 2000 Order of Merit. The $81,420 he garnered for third place cut his deficit to Lee Westwood by nearly $70,000. Clarke now trails the Englishman by just under $55 K.