A fully-fit Alvaro Quiros is relishing his return to Wentworth Club for this week’s BMW PGA Championship, the European Tour’s flagship event.
Quiros recently returned to competitive action after spending five month on the sidelines following wrist surgery.
“I’m feeling good at the moment and it feels good to have played a few tournaments in a row,” said Quiros.
“My surgery was perfect and I don’t feel any pain. I’ve recovered 100% of strength and mobility so I’ve got no complaints. It’s like nothing ever happened.”
Quiros finished in tie for 10th in last year’s BMM PGA Championship and 18th in 2011, and he’s looking forward to competing once again.
“I really like Wentworth. The spectators have great golfing knowledge, and at the same time it’s the European Tour’s flagship event, so it’s always nice to come back here.”
On an eventful day at Wentworth, the R&A announced the anchored putter ban would come in from 2016, and Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley increased his number of wildcard picks from two to three.
The Irishman also revealed that five players would qualify through the world points list, with only four coming from the European rankings.
“It’s not going to change my point of view. If I’m playing here in Europe, or if I play in America in the future, it’s not going to revolve around the Ryder Cup. It would be very special for me to qualify, but but my schedule wont depend on the Ryder Cup,” said Quiros.
The Spaniard also proffered an opinion on the adoption of rule 14-1b – the banning of anchored strokes – from January 2016.
“The anchoring ban is something we have to respect, because the organisations that make the rules of golf have made their decision,” he said.
“But at the end of the day, everybody is able to play with long putters, so I don’t see the point and I don’t see why they should be forbidden.”