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Portugal Masters Golf Tournament

( 16 Oct - 19 Oct 2008 )
 

Spain’s Alvaro Quiros won the Portugal Masters at the Oceânico Victoria Golf Course in Vilamoura after holding off a determined challenge from Europe’s form player, Robert Karlsson.

The 25 year old from Cadiz pocketed the €500,000 winner’s cheque - the largest of his career - after a final round 68 for a 19 under par total and immediately dedicated his win to Seve Ballesteros, recovering in hospital from an operation to remove a brain tumour.







"My caddy told me that Seve always wanted to beat everybody and today I drew inspiration from thinking about the way he played his golf,” said Quiros. "Seve was and still is a personal inspiration for all of the Spaniards and we wish him well. Today was a tough day for me with the long game. But with the short game, I kind of stopped and remembered him, you know, when he made chip and putts and wonderful recoveries.

"Seve played in a different way of the rest of the world. He was something special. He was playing more with the heart than the real game, and today was one of those days. We think you have two ways to do the birdies: The easy way, driver, green, one putt; and the other one is drive, I don't know where, chip, I don't know where, and a good putt, and this is the way that I played today."

European Order of Merit leader Karlsson, who had begun the final round only a shot behind the Spaniard, had to settle for a share of third place after carding a 71.

Karlsson conceded second spot to Scotland’s Paul Lawrie after The 1999 Open Champion holed a 30 foot birdie putt on the last for a 67 to finish three strokes behind the winner.

Quiros, however, took the title in some style, calmly sinking a five foot birdie putt on the 18th green.

He said: “Well, you can imagine how happy I am right now. It's been a really tough year for me. This is like a little help.”

The Spaniard is one of the biggest hitters on Tour, but it is not only his length that will attract golf fans across Europe but his engaging sense of humour, which was evident from the first tee when he starting cracking jokes with his two playing partners.

He had to get up early in to complete his third round after a thunderstorm forced play to be abandoned early last night. And in completing five holes he moved one shot ahead of the field.

It was an advantage he did not hold onto for long when, after outrageously birdieing the opening hole with a 50 foot putt, he immediately bogeyed the second. It was the start of an afternoon when the lead was to change hands regularly.

A birdie at the second took Ross Fisher to the top of the leaderboard and after an early dropped shot, Karlsson then produced three birdies on the trot.

But the tournament was finally sorted on the back nine as Fisher dropped back with a run of three successive bogeys and Karlsson found water at the 17th.

Lawrie, who produced his best tournament finish for three years, had previously only managed one top ten finish this year but after signing for a final round 67, he sounded very relieved, saying: “It feels great to be competitive again.”

Karlsson, who extended his lead at the top of the Order of Merit over Padraig Harrington to €297,424, said: “I did my part and I didn't play that well today, so there we go. But I had a chance up until the 17th where I hit a poor shot, but it's been one of those weeks where I haven't hit the ball great, and when it's been in between it's just been a bit, and I've had a few indifferent shots.”

For Quiros, he returns home to Spain for next week's CASTELLO MASTERS Costa Azuhar and then the Volvo Masters at Valderrama, next to his home town and there there is now a place in the HSBC Champions in Shanghai.

Portugal Masters Course Details

Victoria Course Information

Opened – 2000
Course Designer – Arnold Palmer
General Playability - Fast and tricky greens. Good putting will be the key.
Undulating/ flat - Very flat
Tree lined/exposed - Very exposed
Many / few water hazards - 4 lakes coming n to play in 7 holes
Changes to the course - Over seeded with Ryegrass in September

Greens
Type of grass - L 93 Bent grass
Height of cut - 3mm
Speed/stimp reading – 10.5 on Monday of Tournament week
Any specific comments –- Very undulated greens.

Fairways
Type of grass – Bermuda 419 over seeded with Ryegrass
Height of cut – 13mm
General width and contouring – Average width
Any specific comments - A lot of fairway bunkers

Tees
Type of grass – Bermuda 419 over seeded with Ryegrass
Height of cut - 12mm
Any specific comments -

Collars
Type of grass - Collars ( L93)
Height of cut – 8mm
Any specific comments -

Rough
Type of grass – Ryegrass
Semi-rough - Height of cut – 32mm
Intermediate Height of cut – 64mm
Rough - Height of cut – 90mm
Any specific comments –

Weather
In advance – Dry, hot and windy
Forecast - Good, come clouds and very windy

Other Features
Host the World Cup on 2005. One of the 5 courses at Vilamoura.

Portugal Masters 2008 Final Results and Prize Money
 
Pos Name Country To Par R1 R2 R3 R4 Total Prize Money
1 QUIROS  Alvaro ESP -19 66 68 67 68 269 €  500000.00 
2 LAWRIE Paul SCO -16 70 65 70 67 272 €  333330.00 
3 FISHER Ross ENG -15 67 70 65 71 273 €  155000.00 
3 KARLSSON Robert SWE -15 69 67 66 71 273 €  155000.00 
3 WEBSTER Steve ENG -15 72 67 66 68 273 €  155000.00 
6 KINGSTON James RSA -14 69 71 64 70 274 €  105000.00 
7 BOURDY Grégory FRA -13 69 67 68 71 275 €  77400.00 
7 DYSON  Simon ENG -13 71 69 67 68 275 €  77400.00 
7 HANSEN Søren DEN -13 73 65 65 72 275 €  77400.00 
10 MCILROY  Rory NIR -12 69 69 69 69 276 €  55600.00 
10 WALL Anthony ENG -12 72 66 70 68 276 €  55600.00 
10 WOOD  Chris ENG -12 73 70 68 65 276 €  55600.00 
13 MCLARDY Andrew RSA -11 67 75 66 69 277 €  48300.00 
14 LYNN David ENG -10 70 69 68 71 278 €  45000.00 
14 MANLEY Stuart WAL -10 65 68 73 72 278 €  45000.00 
16 DERKSEN Robert-Jan NED -9 71 68 67 73 279 €  38940.00 
16 DREDGE Bradley WAL -9 70 70 67 72 279 €  38940.00 
16 KJELDSEN Søren DEN -9 67 74 72 66 279 €  38940.00 
16 NOREN  Alexander SWE -9 71 69 67 72 279 €  38940.00 
16 WESTWOOD Lee ENG -9 72 67 72 68 279 €  38940.00 
21 HOUSTON Garry WAL -8 73 66 73 68 280 €  34350.00 
21 WALKER Sam ENG -8 67 73 69 71 280 €  34350.00 
23 AGUILAR Felipe CHI -7 68 68 72 73 281 €  30300.00 
23 CABRERA Angel ARG -7 73 69 66 73 281 €  30300.00 
23 CLARKE Darren NIR -7 72 69 74 66 281 €  30300.00 
23 ERLANDSSON Martin SWE -7 67 73 73 68 281 €  30300.00 
23 FOSTER Mark ENG -7 66 71 73 71 281 €  30300.00 
23 LAWRIE Peter IRL -7 72 69 71 69 281 €  30300.00 
23 ORR Gary SCO -7 74 68 68 71 281 €  30300.00 
30 CARLSSON  Magnus A SWE -6 69 66 72 75 282 €  23775.00 
30 DIXON David ENG -6 72 69 72 69 282 €  23775.00 
30 HOWELL David ENG -6 74 70 67 71 282 €  23775.00 
30 KAYMER Martin GER -6 72 65 73 72 282 €  23775.00 
30 LUCQUIN Jean-François FRA -6 67 69 73 73 282 €  23775.00 
30 RANDHAWA Jyoti IND -6 66 70 74 72 282 €  23775.00 
30 WARING  Paul ENG -6 71 71 68 72 282 €  23775.00 
30 WARREN Marc SCO -6 68 73 70 71 282 €  23775.00 
38 DONALDSON Jamie WAL -5 69 70 74 70 283 €  19800.00 
38 FISHER  Oliver ENG -5 73 71 71 68 283 €  19800.00 
38 JIMÉNEZ Miguel Angel ESP -5 73 71 69 70 283 €  19800.00 
38 MOLINARI Francesco ITA -5 72 72 71 68 283 €  19800.00 
42 GREEN Richard AUS -4 71 69 72 72 284 €  17700.00 
42 MCDOWELL  Graeme NIR -4 67 74 73 70 284 €  17700.00 
42 PRICE Phillip WAL -4 69 70 74 71 284 €  17700.00 
45 ARRUTI Jesus Maria ESP -3 69 72 72 72 285 €  15900.00 
45 EDFORS Johan SWE -3 70 71 72 72 285 €  15900.00 
45 HANSON Peter SWE -3 73 69 70 73 285 €  15900.00 
48 BICKERTON John ENG -2 71 73 69 73 286 €  13500.00 
48 GALLACHER Stephen SCO -2 69 71 72 74 286 €  13500.00 
48 GONZALEZ Ricardo ARG -2 72 70 72 72 286 €  13500.00 
48 LAFEBER Maarten NED -2 74 68 73 71 286 €  13500.00 
48 MURPHY Gary IRL -2 69 74 68 75 286 €  13500.00 
53 LEVET Thomas FRA -1 71 73 73 70 287 €  11100.00 
53 ROCK Robert ENG -1 72 72 72 71 287 €  11100.00 
53 SJÖLAND Patrik SWE -1 72 72 69 74 287 €  11100.00 
56 FROST David RSA Par 69 72 73 74 288 €  9400.00 
56 NYSTRÖM Henrik SWE Par 70 73 73 72 288 €  9400.00 
56 VELASCO Alvaro ESP Par 73 71 73 71 288 €  9400.00 
59 HAVRET  Grégory FRA +2 71 71 71 77 290 €  8400.00 
59 SIEM  Marcel GER +2 68 71 73 78 290 €  8400.00 
59 SOBRINHO António POR +2 70 73 73 74 290 €  8400.00 
62 ECHENIQUE Rafa ARG +3 72 71 71 77 291 €  7800.00 
63 DOUGHERTY  Nick ENG +4 70 70 73 79 292 €  7350.00 
63 GONNET  Jean-Baptiste FRA +4 73 71 74 74 292 €  7350.00 
65 BEBB Sion E WAL +5 68 74 72 79 293 €  6600.00 
65 DINWIDDIE  Robert ENG +5 72 68 72 81 293 €  6600.00 
65 SANDELIN Jarmo SWE +5 73 69 74 77 293 €  6600.00 
68 STORM  Graeme ENG +7 69 69 72 85 295 €  6000.00 
69 JACQUELIN Raphaël FRA +9 72 69 73 83 297 €  5585.00 
69 LANE Barry ENG +9 68 70 78 81 297 €  5585.00 
71 ANDERSSON HED Fredrik SWE +1 73 72     145  
71 BJÖRN Thomas DEN +1 73 72     145  
71 BROADHURST Paul ENG +1 71 74     145  
71 DODD Stephen WAL +1 76 69     145  
71 EDBERG Pelle SWE +1 74 71     145  
71 FASTH Niclas SWE +1 75 71     145  
71 HEDBLOM Peter SWE +1 70 75     145  
71 TUNNICLIFF Miles ENG +1 73 72     145  
79 CARLOTA (AM) Joao POR +2 69 77     146  
79 JONZON Michael SWE +2 75 71     146  
79 KAPUR Shiv IND +2 72 74     146  
79 PYMAN Iain ENG +2 72 74     146  
79 WESTERBERG Leif SWE +2 72 74     146  
84 ARCHER Phillip ENG +3 72 75     147  
84 BARHAM Benn ENG +3 75 72     147  
84 JAIDEE Thongchai THA +3 72 75     147  
84 LIMA  José-Filipe POR +3 75 72     147  
84 LITTLE Sam ENG +3 72 75     147  
84 LUNDBERG Mikael SWE +3 74 73     147  
84 MARTIN  Pablo ESP +3 75 72     147  
84 MOLINARI  Edoardo ITA +3 73 74     147  
84 O'MALLEY Peter AUS +3 74 73     147  
84 VAN DE VELDE Jean FRA +3 75 72     147  
84 WIEGELE  Martin AUT +3 75 72     147  
95 DRUMMOND Scott SCO +4 73 75     148  
95 GARRIDO Ignacio ESP +4 77 71     148  
95 KHAN Simon ENG +4 72 76     148  
95 MCGRANE Damien IRL +4 75 73     148  
95 SCHWARTZEL  Charl RSA +4 74 74     148  
95 STERNE  Richard RSA +4 75 73     148  
101 BROWN Mark NZL +5 76 73     149  
101 LARA José Manuel ESP +5 78 71     149  
101 MONTGOMERIE  Colin SCO +5 73 76     149  
101 RODILES Carlos ESP +5 77 72     149  
101 SANTOS  Ricardo POR +5 74 75     149  
101 WAKEFIELD Simon ENG +5 77 72     149  
107 CÉVAËR Christian FRA +6 73 77     150  
107 SLATTERY Lee ENG +6 73 77     150  
107 VANCSIK Daniel ARG +6 78 72     150  
110 BRIER Markus AUT +7 77 74     151  
110 CANETE Ariel ARG +7 78 73     151  
110 FINCH  Richard ENG +7 74 77     151  
110 GRIFFITHS  David ENG +7 75 76     151  
110 SUNESON Carl ESP +7 78 73     151  
110 VIOLAS (AM) Manuel POR +7 76 75     151  
110 WHITEHOUSE  Tom ENG +7 75 76     151  
117 CANONICA Emanuele ITA +9 75 78     153  
117 DELAMONTAGNE  François FRA +9 77 76     153  
117 McGOWAN  Ross ENG +9 80 73     153  
120 FOWLER Peter AUS +10 76 78     154  
120 WOLSTENHOLME Gary ENG +10 75 79     154  
122 CRUZ  Tiago POR +11 77 78     155  
123 SANTOS  Hugo POR +13 78 79     157  
124 CABRERA Federico ARG +14 78 80     158  
125 LORENZO-VERA  Michael FRA Par 0 0     0  
125 WILSON Oliver ENG Par 0 0     0

 

 


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