Who's who in golf - Alvaro Quiros


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Name: - Álvaro Quirós García
Country: - Spain
Born : - January 21, 1983 in Guadiaro, nr San Roque, Cádiz, Spain.
Original Home/Club: - La Cañada GC, Guadiaro.
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 2004 (hcp +3.4)
Web Address: - http://www.iamalvaro.com
Sponsor / Attachment: - Callaway

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Multiple wins on the European Tour.


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Aged 21, the dedicated amateur golfer (and footballer) Quiros enjoyed a golf handicap of +3.4. He felt ready to turn professional and ply his skills on the Spanish Peugeot Tour. In 2006, he received an invitation to play a Challenge Tour event in Manchester, England, which he won. This gave him full Challenge Tour playing rights for the rest of the year, from where he earned his European Tour card for 2007.

The European Tour 2007 season kicked-off in South Africa in Nov/Dec 2006. It was here at the Alfred Dunhill Championship that Quiros entered his first ever event as a European Tour card-holder. He won by one shot over the home country favourite, Charl Schwartzel.

For several seasons (2007, '08, '09, '11) Quiros was the Tour's longest in driving distance. His big-hitting game earned him at least one European Tour win each year from 2008 to 2011. Among the wins was a coveted Spanish Open victory in 2010.


Top tournaments won by Alvaro Quiros

2017Men EuropeSicilian OpenVerdura270 (-14)€166,660
Played as the Rocco Forte Open (May 18-21; for first time since 2012; formerly called Sicilian Open). Quiros (Esp) beat Zander Lombard (RSA) with a par at the second playoff hole (par-4 18th). [Composite of East & West courses, Verdura Resort, Sciacca, Sicily].
2011Men EuropeDubai Desert ClassicEmirates GC277 (-11)€301,353
Played as the Omega Dubai Desert Classic (Feb 10-13; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Anders Hansen (Den) and James Kingston (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Quiros (Esp), who carded an eagle two at the par-4 2nd and a hole-in-one at the par-3 11th in the final round. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].
2011Men EuropeTour Championship (Eurpn Tr)Jumeirah - Earth269 (-19)€922,645
Played as the Dubai World Championship presented by DP World (Dec 8-11; conclusion of Eurpn Tr's season-long Race to Dubai Order of Merit). Second-placed Paul Lawrie (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Quiros (Esp). Third-placed Luke Donald finished top of the 2011 Race to Dubai, having also secured the No.1 spot on the PGA Tour Money List. He became the first ever player to top both the U.S. and European money lists in the same season. [Earth course, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, UAE].
2010Men EuropeSpanish OpenSevilla, Real GC277 (-11)€333,330
Played as the Open de Espana (Apr 29-May 2). Quirós (Esp) beat James Morrison (Eng) with a par at the first playoff hole. Quirós joined Seve Ballesteros and Sergio Garcia as the third home winner of this event since 1972 (when the European Tour was launched). [Real (Royal) GC, Sevilla, Andalucia].
2009Men EuropeQatar MastersDoha GC269 (-19)€314,400
Played as the Commercialbank Qatar Masters presented by Dolphin Energy (Jan 22-25; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) and Henrik Stenson (Swe) finished 3 shots behind Quiros (Esp). [Doha GC, Qatar].
2008Men EuropePortugal MastersVictoria GC, Algarve269 (-19)€500,000
Played as the Portugal Masters (Oct 16-19). Second-placed Paul Lawrie (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Quirós (Esp). [Oceânico Victoria GC, Vilamoura, Algarve; now called Victoria GC, Vilamoura].
2006Men AfricaAlfred Dunhill Ch'shipLeopard Creek275 (-13)€158,500
Played as the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 7-10; Sunshine/Eurpn Trs event; Eurpn Tr 2007 season). Second-placed Charl Schwartzel (RSA) finished 1 shot behind first-time European Tour winner Quiros (Esp), who was making his first start as a full member of the Tour. [Leopard Creek CC, Malelane, Mpumalanga, RSA].

 

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