Marco Ruiz (born 2 December 1974) is a Paraguayan professional golfer.Ruiz was born in Asunción. He is the godson of celebrated Argentine golfer Vicente Fernández. Ruiz turned pro in 1992.Having played regularly on the Challenge Tour in 2005, Ruiz was successful enough to graduate directly to the full European Tour for 2006. However indifferent performances meant that he dropped down the Challenge Tour again in 2007. After finishing 21st on the money list for the 2008 season, missing out by one place on gaining exemption on the European Tour, Ruiz earned his card for 2009 with a 22nd place finish at the qualifying school.Ruiz has played in the British Open twice, in 2003 and 2006. All his career victories have been in South America, highlighted by the 2007 Argentine Open. He has also finished second in several tournaments, including the Costa Rica Open in 2002, the Guatemala Open in 2004, the Panama Open in 2004 and 2005, the Peugeot Challenge (Spain) in 2005.
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