|Full name||Álvaro Quirós García|
|Born||21 January 1983|
San Roque, Cádiz, Spain
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Current tour(s)||Challenge Tour|
|Highest ranking||21 (13 February 2011)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T27: 2011|
|PGA Championship||T24: 2009|
|U.S. Open||T54: 2011|
|The Open Championship||T11: 2010|
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.
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. 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. 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.
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. He also won the season ending Dubai World Championship to finish the season ranked 6th on the Order of Merit. He reached a career high of 21 in the Official World Golf Ranking after each of his two European Tour wins in 2011.
Since 2011 his best performances have been third place in the 2014 Volvo China Open and tied for fourth in the 2016 Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Quirós showed a return to form by winning the 2017 Rocco Forte Open in Sicily. Quirós had a 5-shot lead after three rounds and extended this by making four birdies in the first six holes of the final round. However, he then dropped six strokes in the last 10 holes to tie with South African Zander Lombard. In the playoff Lombard made a bogey at the second hole to give Quirós his seventh European Tour win. Quirós has started the event with a world ranking of 703.
Amateur wins (1)Edit
- 2004 Biarritz Cup (France)
Professional wins (9)Edit
European Tour wins (7)Edit
|Tour Championships (1)|
|Other European Tour (6)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||10 Dec 2006||Alfred Dunhill Championship||−13 (74-66-68-67=275)||1 stroke||Charl Schwartzel|
|2||19 Oct 2008||Portugal Masters||−19 (66-68-67-68=269)||3 strokes||Paul Lawrie|
|3||25 Jan 2009||Commercialbank Qatar Masters||−19 (69-67-64-69=269)||3 strokes||Louis Oosthuizen, Henrik Stenson|
|4||2 May 2010||Open de España||−11 (68-72-67-70=277)||Playoff||James Morrison|
|5||13 Feb 2011||Dubai Desert Classic||−11 (73-68-68-68=277)||1 stroke||Anders Hansen, James Kingston|
|6||11 Dec 2011||Dubai World Championship||−19 (68-64-70-67=269)||2 strokes||Paul Lawrie|
|7||21 May 2017||Rocco Forte Open||−14 (63-64-70-73=270)||Playoff||Zander Lombard|
European Tour playoff record (2–0)
|1||2010||Open de España||James Morrison||Won with par on first extra hole|
|2||2017||Rocco Forte Open||Zander Lombard||Won with par on second extra hole|
Challenge Tour wins (1)Edit
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||3 Jun 2006||Morson International Pro-Am Challenge||−13 (67-68-68-64=267)||4 strokes||Mark Pilkington|
Other wins (1)Edit
- 2006 Seville Open (Spain)
Results in major championshipsEdit
|The Open Championship||CUT||T11||CUT||CUT||CUT|
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||1||5||1|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 2 (2011 Masters – 2011 U.S. Open)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 0
Results in The Players ChampionshipEdit
|The Players Championship||T66||T6||T40|
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = Tied
- "Week 7 2011 Ending 13 Feb 2011" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
- "Spaniard snatches Dunhill crown". BBC Sport. 10 December 2006. Retrieved 9 April 2009.
- "Quiros storms to Portugal victory". BBC Sport. 19 October 2008. Retrieved 9 April 2009.
- "Quiros clinches victory in Qatar". BBC Sport. 25 January 2009. Retrieved 9 April 2009.
- Anthony, Peter (25 January 2009). "Quiros stakes his claim". London: The Independent. Retrieved 9 April 2009.
- "Foster wastes three-shot lead as Quiros wins in Spain". BBC Sport. 2 May 2010. Retrieved 4 May 2010.
- "Alvaro Quiros hole-in-one wins Dubai Desert Classic". BBC Sport. 13 February 2011. Retrieved 15 February 2011.