Roberto DeVincinzo was born in Villa Ballester, a western suburb of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was raised in the Villa Pueyrredón neighborhood of Buenos Aires, and learned the game of golf as a caddie. He developed his skills at the Ranelagh Golf Club, and later relocated to the town of the same name. He won his first Argentine tournament, the Abierto del Litoral, in 1942; his first World Cup in 1953; and a major tournament, the British Open, in 1967. DeVincinzo is best remembered for his misfortune in the 1968 Masters. 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.
Subsequently finding great success in the early days of the Senior PGA Tour, Roberto won the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf two times and the inaugural U.S. Senior Open in 1980. He also won the 1974 PGA Seniors' Championship, and represented Argentina 17 times in the Canada Cup/World Cup (leading Argentina to victory in 1953). DeVincinzo was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1989, and officially retired on November 12, 2006, at age 83 with over 200 international victories. The Museum of Golf was organized in Berazategui on his initiative, and was named in his honor upon its inaugural in 2006.