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Quirós_ES (Agencies) Álvaro Quirós, a member of the family golfing dynasty from Guadiaro in San Roque, won the Portugal Masters tournament at Club Oceánico Victoria in Vilamoura in an epic battle that catapults him directly to the Volvo Masters to be played next week (Oct. 30th to Nov. 2nd) at Valderrama, only a few minutes’ walk from his home. He came in at 68 strokes in the last round (4 below par), which gave him an accumulated total of 19 below. This victory is astounding as Álvaro only got his European Tour card last year. Quirós also jumps from 105th on the Order of Merit leaders board to 24th.

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seve ballesteros website Severiano Ballesteros, 51, Spain’s most successful golfer ever, has announced on his website (photo) that he he has a brain tumour. Seve was rushed to Madrid’s La Paz Hospital last week after a fainting spell (see report here). Rumours about his health flourished after it was reported that he had been in the intensive care unit for three or four days. However, Ballesteros is known as a survivor, having defeated illness and setbacks on and off the golf course many times. It’s worth reading what he says on his official site. ¡Fuerza, Seve!

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