Quiros' big drive

Friday, August 14, 2009

CHASKA, Minn. — Even in this world of titanium and megablasts, it sounded a bit much. Driver, 9-iron to the 564-yard, par-5 seventh hole? Was that true, Alvaro Quiros?

The Spaniard shook his head.

And the drive, it went 372 yards?

Again, he confirmed with a shake of his head, but added, “if I must be honest, I did not hit it great, almost on the heel.”

So some quick math determined that the 9-iron was hit from 192 yards? Quiros said it was, then he frowned. “It was too much club.”

On the surface, it sounded crazy, but then again, Quiros’ 9-iron did come to rest plugged in a bunker and he made bogey, so maybe the wedge would have been the proper choice.

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