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JIMÉNEZ Miguel Angel

Miguel Angel JIMÉNEZ

ESP

Biography

ResidenceMalaga, Spain
Date of Birth:05/01/1964
Place of BirthMalaga, Spain
Height & Weight5ft 11in 13st 1lbs (178cm 83kg)
FamilyChildren: Miguel Angel (1995), Victor (1999)
InterestsCars
Web Sitewww.miguelangeljimenez.es
Turned Pro1982
Qualifying School(1985), 86, 87, 88*

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Biography

Became the oldest winner in European Tour history when he won the 2012 UBS Hong Kong Open aged 48 and 318 days. That was his 19th European Tour victory and first since the Omega European Masters in 2010. Missed the early part of the 2013 season after breaking his right leg in a skiing fall at Christmas but made a fine comeback with a tied fourth place at the BMW PGA Championship before almost adding a 20th European Tour when he was defeated by home favourite Joost Luiten at the KLM Open. Thrashed David Lynn 6&4 in helping Continental Europe to their first victory over Great Britain & Ireland in seven attempts in what was his record eighth consecutive appearance in the biennial contest. The 2010 season proved a prolific year during which he won three times and was part of the victorious European Ryder Cup Team at The Celtic Manor Resort. Was his fourth Ryder Cup appearance, and he was also one of his close friend José María Olazábal’s Vice Captains for magnificent victory at Medinah in 2012. A lover of fine wines and Havana cigars, he had a new experience when one of his course designs hosted a European Tour event for the first time, the 2009 Moravia Silesia Open presented by ALO Diamonds taking place over the Old Course at Prosper Golf Club. One of seven brothers, he took up golf as a 15 year old while picking up the balls at the range and caddying. Inspired by watching the likes of Seve Ballesteros, Sandy Lyle and Sam Torrance when he was caddying at the 1979 Spanish Open at Torrequebrada (Málaga) and decided to take up the game seriously. In 2004, he emerged as the season’s most prolific champion when he claimed four titles on his way to finishing fourth on The European Tour Order of Merit, equalling his highest position. Has represented Spain 13 times in World Cups and is nicknamed ‘the Mechanic’ – for his preference for driving, rather than repairing, high performance vehicles, especially his gleaming red Ferrari. Opened his new golf school near Torremolinos in January 2013.

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Challenge Tour Wins1
European Tour Wins20
Wins this season1
Current Rankings
OWGR33
Race To Dubai8
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 750,000 (2008)

Teams

Professional Ryder Cup 1999, 04 (winners), 08, 10 (winners) Alfred Dunhill Cup 1990, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99 (winners), 00 (winners) World Cup 1990, 92, 93, 94, 00, 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 11, 13 Seve Trophy 2000 (winners), 02, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13 (winners) Royal Trophy 2012 EURASIA CUP 2014 (Captain)

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