I apologize for the somewhat vacuous headline.
What I'm trying to say, is that it was lot's of fun to watch Álvaro Quirós, the lanky, six foot three inch, Panama hat wearing, stylishly sideburned, perpetually smiling Spaniard, as he scored a tumultuous final-round 69 to complete a three-shot win at the European Tour's Qatar Masters in Doha, today.
The charismatic big hitter from Cadiz had some tense moments today. After beginning three shots clear of the field he let his closest challengers, Henrik Stenson and Louis Oosthuizen, infiltrate, and Stenson to steal the lead with an eagle at the 10th. Sr. Quirós recovered with a couple of birdies then almost lost everything on the 15th when his ball found water. He righted that wrong by sinking a 15-foot putt for bogey then birdied 16 and 17 to pretty much close the deal. It was ultra exciting...a dramatic victory the colorful golfer with movie star looks. And the victory means Álvaro will probably be in Augusta in a couple of months.
Social networking added to the enjoyment, as I was able to share it all on Twitter with my friends from Fuera de Límites the awesome Spanish golf blog. And speaking of social networks, I just joined the Álvaro Quirós fan club on Facebook.