Sunday

Awesome Alvaro Quiros wins Spanish Open Playoff


Local hero Alvaro Quiros captured the Spanish Open today in a playoff with England's James Morrison.

Morrison's watery approach shot at the first playoff hole allowed the swarthy Spaniard to grab the title with a simple par... and produced a Spanish Open home-winner for the first time since Sergio Garcia took the tournament in 2002.

It's a fourth European Tour win for the already-iconic long-hitter who distinguishes himself with exceptional height, awesome eyebrows and stylish sideburns not to mention the Shark-like straw hat he sometimes sports. That's in addition to his 310.9 driving distance average.

For runner-up James Morrison it was disappointing, but not devastating, as he came close to winning back-to-back starts in his first year on the European Tour. Last month Mr. Morrison won the Madeira Islands Open.

The heart-break of the day undoubtedly belonged to Mark Foster who led by three shots going into the final round, but missed the play-off... and a chance at his first European Tour win in seven years... after three-putting the 18th.