Álvaro Quirós

Álvaro Quirós
Personal information
Full name Álvaro Quirós García
Born (1983-01-21) 21 January 1983
San Roque, Cádiz, Spain
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Nationality  Spain
Residence Cádiz, Spain
Turned professional 2004
Current tour(s) Challenge Tour
European Tour
Professional wins 7
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 6
Challenge Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T27: 2011
U.S. Open T54: 2011
The Open Championship T11: 2010
PGA Championship T24: 2009
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Quirós and the second or maternal family name is García.

Álvaro Quirós García (born 21 January 1983) is a Spanish professional golfer.

Quirós was born in Guadiaro, a borough of San Roque, Cádiz. He turned professional in 2004.

Professional career

Quirós played on the Challenge Tour in 2006, winning one tournament, and went on to earn his place on the European Tour for the 2007 season by finishing in the top 35 at final qualifying school. He won the first European Tour event he entered as a European Tour card-holder at the Alfred Dunhill Championship, played in South Africa.[1]

Quirós claimed his second European Tour win at the 2008 Portugal Masters, where he finished with birdies at both 17 and 18 on Sunday, to win by three strokes over Paul Lawrie.[2] He ended the season ranked 25th on the final Order of Merit. In January 2009, he won his third European Tour title, at the Commercialbank Qatar Masters, which moved him into the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings for the first time.[3] He ended the season ranked 20th on the inaugural Race to Dubai.

Quirós is noted for his length off the tee, and was the longest driver on the European Tour in 2006, 2007 and 2008, averaging nearly 310 yards.[4]

In May 2010, Quirós won the 2010 Open de España by one shot.[5] He finished the season ranked 14th on the Order of Merit, his best finish to date.

Quirós continued his success in 2011. In February, Quiros won his fifth European Tour title, the Dubai Desert Classic. He defeated James Kingston and Anders Hansen by one stroke to take the title. During the final round, Quiros made a hole in one on the par-three 11th.[6] He also won the season ending Dubai World Championship to finish the season ranked 6th on the Order of Merit.[7]

Amateur wins (1)

Professional wins (8)

European Tour (6)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
1 10 Dec 20061 Alfred Dunhill Championship −13 (74-66-68-67=275) 1 stroke South Africa Charl Schwartzel
2 19 Oct 2008 Portugal Masters −19 (66-68-67-68=269) 3 strokes Scotland Paul Lawrie
3 25 Jan 2009 Commercialbank Qatar Masters −19 (69-67-64-69=269) 3 strokes South Africa Louis Oosthuizen, Sweden Henrik Stenson
4 2 May 2010 Open de España −11 (68-72-67-70=277) Playoff England James Morrison
5 13 Feb 2011 Dubai Desert Classic −11 (73-68-68-68=277) 1 stroke Denmark Anders Hansen, South Africa James Kingston
6 11 Dec 2011 Dubai World Championship −19 (68-64-70-67=269) 2 strokes Scotland Paul Lawrie

1 This tournament is from 2007 season.

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

1 2010 Open de España England James Morrison Won with par on first extra hole

Challenge Tour (1)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
1 3 Jun 2006 Morson International Pro-Am Challenge −13 (67-68-68-64=267) 4 strokes Wales Mark Pilkington

Other (1)

Results in major championships

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Masters Tournament CUT CUT T27 CUT DNP
The Open Championship CUT T11 CUT CUT CUT
PGA Championship T24 CUT CUT CUT DNP

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied for place
Yellow background for top-10.


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 2 17 4

Results in World Golf Championship events

Accenture Match Play Championship R64 R64 R64 R64
Cadillac Championship T13 T6 T64 T57
Bridgestone Invitational T15 T39 T53 T43
HSBC Champions T8 T53 T49 T65

DNP = Did not play
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = Tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances



See also


  1. "Spaniard snatches Dunhill crown". BBC Sport. 10 December 2006. Retrieved 9 April 2009.
  2. "Quiros storms to Portugal victory". BBC Sport. 19 October 2008. Retrieved 9 April 2009.
  3. "Quiros clinches victory in Qatar". BBC Sport. 25 January 2009. Retrieved 9 April 2009.
  4. Anthony, Peter (25 January 2009). "Quiros stakes his claim". London: The Independent. Retrieved 9 April 2009.
  5. "Foster wastes three-shot lead as Quiros wins in Spain". BBC Sport. 2 May 2010. Retrieved 4 May 2010.
  6. "Alvaro Quiros hole-in-one wins Dubai Desert Classic". BBC Sport. 13 February 2011. Retrieved 15 February 2011.
  7. "Alvaro Quiros Wins Dubai World Championship with Eagle Putt on 18". The Golf Dream. 13 December 2011. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
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