Who's who in golf - Miguel Angel Jimenez


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Name: - Miguel Ángel Jiménez
Country: - Spain
Born : - January 5th, 1964 in Churriana, Málaga, Andalucia, Spain.
Original Home/Club: - Malaga
Occupation: - Professional golfer; course designer.
Turned Pro: - 1982
Web Address: - http://www.miguelangeljimenezgolf.com
Sponsor / Attachment: - Ping

Roll of Honour

SENIOR MAJORS (2): Regions Tradition (2018); Senior Open Championship (2018). Ryder Cup player (1999, 2004, '08, '10). Multiple wins on the European Tour, PGA Tour Champions and Asian Tour.


Golf course design

Jiménez has worked on several design and redesign projects. He is best known for his first complete design, the Old Course at the Prosper Golf Resort Čeladná in the Czech Republic.


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On tour Jiménez is well-known for possessing a solid, flattish swing that has brought him great success. As a professional golfer he has notched-up over 30 wins around the world (including 21 European Tour events), two senior major championship titles and four Ryder Cup appearances.

Jiménez loves driving fast cars (especially Ferrarris), and once worked in an auto service shop for a few months, hence his nickname "The Mechanic". He is also well known for his love of red wine (especially Rioja), cigars (Cuban of course), whisky (Lagavulin) and eye-catching golf shoes (hand-made by Gigi Nebuloni, a small, family-business in Milan).


Top tournaments won by Miguel Angel Jimenez

2018Snr MajorsSenior Open ChampionshipSt Andrews276 (-12)€268,814
The Senior Open presented by Rolex (32nd) (July 26-29). Second-placed and defending champion Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 1 shot behind Jiménez (Esp), who recorded his second major championship win. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
2018Snr MajorsThe TraditionGreystone G&CC269 (-19)$360,000
The Regions Tradition (30th) (May 17-20). Second-placed Joe Durant (USA), Gene Sauers (USA) and Steve Stricker (USA) finished 3 shots behind 54-year-old Jiménez (Esp), who claimed his first senior major championship win. [Greystone G&CC, Birmingham, AL].
2017Snr AmericaMississippi ClassicFallen Oak203 (-13)$240,000
Played as the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic (Mar 31-Apr 2). Defending champion Jiménez (Esp) beat Gene Sauers (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th). [Fallen Oak GC, Saucier, nr Biloxi, MS].
2016Snr AmericaMississippi ClassicFallen Oak202 (-14)$240,000
Played as the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic presented by C Spire. Second-placed Scott Dunlap (USA) finished 2 shots behind Jiménez (Esp), who claimed his third Champions Tour win. [Fallen Oak GC, Saucier, nr Biloxi, MS].
2015Snr AmericaMitsubishi ChampionshipHualalai Resort199 (-17)$309,000
Played as the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai (Jan 23-25; Champions Tr season opener). Second-placed Mark O'Meara (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jimenez (Esp), who recorded his second Champions Tour win. [Hualālai course, Hualālai Resort, Big Island, Hawaii].
2014Snr AmericaMitsubishi ClassicTPC Sugarloaf202 (-14)$270,000
Played as the Greater Gwinnett Championship. Second-placed Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 2 shots behind Jiménez (Esp), who became the 18th player to win on his Champions Tour debut. [TPC Sugarloaf, Duluth, GA].
2014Men EuropeSpanish OpenPGA Catalunya284 (-4)€250,000
Played as the Open de España. Jiménez (Esp) beat Richard Green (Aus) and Thomas Pieters (Belg) at the first playoff hole, to win his national title at the 27th attempt. The 50-year old Spaniard also extended his own record as the oldest European Tour winner. [Stadium course, PGA Catalunya, Caldes de Malavella, nr Girona].
2013Men AsiaHong Kong OpenHong Kong GC268 (-12)US$216,660
Played as the Hong Kong Open (Dec 5-8; Asian/Eurpn Trs event; part of European Tour 2014 season). Defending champion Jiménez (Esp) beat Stuart Manley (Wales) and Prom Meesawat (Thai) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th), to win his fourth Hong Kong Open title. At 49 yrs 337 days old, Jiménez beat his own record as the European Tour's oldest winner. [Championship Composite course, Hong Kong GC, Fanling].
2012Men AsiaHong Kong OpenHong Kong GC265 (-15)US$333,330
Played as the UBS Hong Kong Open (Nov 15-18; Asian/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed Fredrik Andersson Hed (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Jiménez (Esp), who claimed his third Hong Kong Open title. Aged 48 yrs 318 days, Jiménez became the oldest winner of a European Tr event. [Championship Composite course, Hong Kong GC, Fanling].
2010Men EuropeDubai Desert ClassicEmirates GC277 (-11)€296,500
Played as the Omega Dubai Desert Classic (Feb 4-7; Eurpn Tr event). Jiménez (Esp) beat Lee Westwood (Eng) with a par at the third playoff hole. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].
2010Men EuropeEuropean MastersCrans-sur-Sierre263 (-21)€333,330
Played as the Omega European Masters (Eurpn/Asian Trs event). Second-placed Edoardo Molinari (Italy) finished 3 shots behind Jimenez (Esp). [GC Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland].
2010Men EuropeFrench OpenGolf National273 (-11)€500,000
Played as the Alstom Open de France. Jimenez (Esp) beat Francesco Molinari (It) and Alejandro Canizares (Esp) at the first playoff hole. Jimenez (age 46) became the oldest winner of Continental Europe's oldest golf title. [Albatros course, Golf National, Guyancourt, nr Paris].
2008Men EuropeBMW PGA Ch'shipWentworth Club277 (-11)€750,000
Played as the BMW PGA Championship. Jiménez (Esp) beat Oliver Wilson (Eng) at the second hole of a sudden-death playoff. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
2007Men AsiaHong Kong OpenHong Kong GC265 (-15)US$375,000
Played as the UBS Hong Kong Open (Nov 15-18; Asian/Eurpn Trs event; part of European Tr 2008 season). Second-placed Robert Karlsson (Swe), Thongchai Jaidee (Thai) and Kyoung-ju "K.J." Choi (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Jiménez (Esp). [Championship Composite course, Hong Kong GC, Fanling].
2005Men EuropeWales OpenCeltic Manor262 (-14)€362,568
Played as the Celtic Manor Wales Open. Second-placed Martin Erlandsson (Swe) and Jose Manuel Lara (Esp) finished 4 shots behind Jimenez (Esp). Jimenez shot a final round 62, including a final nine 29 to clinch his second European Tour win of the season. [Roman Road course, Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, South Wales].
2004Men AsiaBMW Asian OpenTomson Shanghai Pudong274 (-14)US$250,000
Played as the BMW Asian Open (May 13-16; Asian/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed Simon Dyson (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Jiménez (Esp); Dyson surrendered a six-shot lead going into the final round. [Tomson GC, Pudong, Shanghai, China].
2004Men EuropeBMW Intl. OpenMunich Eichenried267 (-21)€300,000
Played as the BMW International Open. Second-placed Thomas Levet (Fra) finished 2 shots behind Jiménez (Esp). [Golfclub München Eichenried, nr Munich, Germany].
2004Men AsiaHong Kong OpenHong Kong GC266 (-14)US$133,330
Played as the Omega Hong Kong Open (Dec 2-5; Asian/Eurpn Trs event; part of European Tour 2005 season). Second-placed James Kingston (RSA) and defending champion Padraig Harrington (Ire) finished 1 shot behind Jiménez (Esp). [Championship Composite course, Hong Kong GC, Fanling].
2004Men AsiaJohnnie Walker ClassicAlpine GC, Bangkok271 (-17)US$301,787
Played as the Johnnie Walker Classic (Jan 29-Feb 1; Asian/Eurpn/Aus Trs event). Second-placed Thomas Björn (Den) and Jyoti Randhawa (India) finished 2 shots behind Jiménez (Esp). [Alpine GC, nr Bangkok, Thailand].
2004Men EuropePortugal OpenPenina272 (-16)€208,330
Played as the Algarve Open de Portugal. Second-placed Terry Price (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Jimenez (Esp). [Penina Resort, Portimao, Algarve, Portugal].
2003Men EuropeMallorca OpenPula GC204€66,660
Played as the Turespana Mallorca Classic. Second-placed Maria Jose Olazabal (Esp) double-bogeyed the final round 17th and bogeyed the 18th to finish 1-stroke behind Jimenez (Esp). Shortened to 54 holes due to heavy rain.
1999Men EuropeTurespana MastersParador de Malaga264€83,330
Played as the Turespana Masters - Open Andalucia.
1999Men EuropeVolvo MastersMontecastillo269 (-19)£166,000
Played as the Volvo Masters (Eurpn Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Bernhard Langer (Ger), Padraig Harrington (Ire) and Retief Goosen (RSA) finished 2 shots behind Jiménez (Esp). [Montecastillo Resort, Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain].
1998Men EuropeTrophee LancomeSaint-Nom-La-Breteche273£133,330
Played as the Trophee Lancome. Won by Miguel Angel Jimenez (Esp). [Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche, nr Paris, France].
1998Men EuropeTurespana MastersSanta Ponsa279£58,330
Played as the Turespana Masters Open Baleares. Won by Jimenez (Esp). [No.I course, Golf Santa Ponsa, Santa Ponça, Mallorca].
1994Men EuropeDutch OpenHilversum270 (-18)£108,330
Played as the Heineken Dutch Open (July 21-24) (75th). Second-placed Howard Clark (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Jiménez (Esp), who posted his second European Tour win. [Hilversumsche GC, Hilversum, nr Amsterdam].
1992Men EuropeBelgian OpenRoyal Zoute274 (-10)£100,000
Played as the Piaget Belgian Open (Sept 24-27). Second-placed Barry Lane (Eng) finished 3 shots behind first-time European Tour winner Jiménez (Esp). [Royal Zoute GC, Knokke-Heist, West Flanders, Belgium].

 

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