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JIMÉNEZ Miguel Angel

Miguel Angel JIMÉNEZ

ESP

Biography

ResidenceVienna, Austria
Date of Birth:05/01/1964
Place of BirthMalaga, Spain
Height & Weight5ft 11in 13st 1lbs (178cm 83kg)
FamilyWife: Susanne (m. 2014); Children: Miguel Angel (1995), Victor (1999)
InterestsCars
Web Sitewww.miguelangeljimenez.es
Turned Pro1982
Qualifying School(1985), 86, 87, 88*

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Biography

Dubbed “the most interesting man in the world” by EPSN due to his predilection for the finer things in life, he continued to prove that age is no barrier to success when he extended his record for being the oldest winner in European Tour history when, aged 50 years and 133 days, he won the 2014 Open de España at PGA Catalunya Resort – winning his national Open for the first time in 27 attempts. This beat his previous record when he successfully defended the Hong Kong Open earlier on the 2014 season . It was the Spaniard’s 21st European Tour title in a professional career spanning over three decades. 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 made a record eight appearances in the Seve Trophy and represented Spain 13 times in World Cups. 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 Wins21
Wins this season2
Current Rankings
OWGR27
Race To Dubai13
10
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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