I would wager that a lot of people have never heard of Alvaro Quiros. Well, he should be getting recognized now after he aced the par-4 7th hole in preparation for the US Open this coming weekend.
I am not going to lie, this is the first time that I have ever seen a hole in one on a par 4. Recording a hole in one on a par 3 is rare, but one on a longer hole is even more impressive. Alvaro Quiros is a member of that exclusive club that has a hole in one on a par 4.
I have a lot of hope for the US Open this year. Tiger Woods is rounding back into form and the course looks like it is going to play tough. That should make it hard to score on the course, which makes the real golfers shine. Alvaro Quiros is probably hoping that he could have held onto this hole in one until a round that counted. An instant 3 under on a hole could go a long way into staying in contention on the weekend.
Alvaro Quiros can always look back at this moment and enjoy it. He nailed a hole in one on a par 4. That would be something that I would tell my kids about until they got absolutely sick of it. I hope that he brags about this until he can talk no longer. Not often you end up with a moment like this.