Who's who: Álvaro Quirós

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Who's who: Álvaro Quirós

  • Name:

    Álvaro Quirós
  • Country:

    Spain
  • Born:

    Jan 21, 1983 in Guadiaro, nr San Roque, Cádiz, Spain.
  • Original/Home Club:

    La Cañada GC, Guadiaro.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2004 (+3.4 hcp)
  • Website:

    https://www.iamalvaro.com

Roll of Honour

Multiple wins on the European Tour.

Did you know?

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 Álvaro Quirós

2017
Europe
270 (-14)
€166,660
Rocco Forte

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Quiros, Alvaro

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

€166,660

Title sponsor

Rocco Forte

Played as the Rocco Forte Open (May 18-21; formerly called the Sicilian Open, last played in 2012). Álvaro Quirós (Esp) beat Zander Lombard (RSA) with a par at the second playoff hole (par-4 18th). [Verdura Resort, Sciacca, Sicily; composite of East & West courses, mainly using holes from the West].

2011
Europe
277 (-11)
€301,353
Omega

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Quiros, Alvaro

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

€301,353

Title sponsor

Omega

Played as the Omega Dubai Desert Classic (Feb 10-13; European Tour event). Second-placed Anders Hansen (Den) and James Kingston (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Álvaro Quirós (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].

2011
Europe
269 (-19)
€922,645
DP World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Quiros, Alvaro

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

€922,645

Title sponsor

DP World

Played as the Dubai World Championship presented by DP World (Dec 8-11; conclusion of European Tour's season-long Race to Dubai Order of Merit). Second-placed Paul Lawrie (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Álvaro Quirós (Esp). Third-placed Luke Donald finished top of the 2011 Race to Dubai, and 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].

2010
Europe
277 (-11)
€333,330
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Quiros, Alvaro

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

€333,330

Title sponsor

x

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].

2009
Europe
269 (-19)
€314,400
Commercialbank

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Quiros, Alvaro

Venue

Doha GC

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

€314,400

Title sponsor

Commercialbank

Played as the Commercialbank Qatar Masters presented by Dolphin Energy (Jan 22-25; European Tour event). Second-placed Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) and Henrik Stenson (Swe) finished 3 shots behind Álvaro Quirós (Esp). [Doha GC, Qatar].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Quiros, Alvaro

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

€500,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Portugal Masters (Oct 16-19). Second-placed Paul Lawrie (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Alvaro Quirós (Esp), who recorded his second European Tour win. [Victoria GC, Vilamoura, Algarve].

2006
Africa
275 (-13)
€158,500
Alfred Dunhill

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Quiros, Alvaro

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

€158,500

Title sponsor

Alfred Dunhill

Played as the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 7-10; Sunshine/European Trs event; European Tr 2007 season). Second-placed Charl Schwartzel (RSA) finished 1 shot behind 23-year-old Álvaro Quirós (Esp), who was making his first start as a full member of the Tour. [Leopard Creek CC, Malelane, Mpumalanga, RSA].

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