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DAY FOUR FROM THE OPEN DE ESPANA AT PGA CATALUNYA RESORT, GIRONA

  • MIGUEL ANGEL JIMENEZ WINS THE OPEN DE ESPANA AT 27TH ATTEMPT
  • Spaniard defeated Richard Green and Thomas Pieters with par on first play-off hole
  • Jimenez the first player in his 50s to win on The European Tour
  • European Tour Destination PGA Catalunya Resort hosts Open de Espana for third time
  • Follow the action in Spanish with the all-new #ETBlogEnVivo
  • Join in on Twitter with #ETLiveBlog

By Will Pearson and Dave Clark

18:00

To the winner, the spoils: Miguel Angel Jimenez - 2014 Open de Espana Champion

 

17:55

You have to think the celebrations will run long into the night for Miguel Angel Jimenez and co. here at PGA Catalunya Resort and and why not? A very worthy winner, a name of legend, and a 21st title that might well rank up there as the finest of the lot for El Mecanico - the Open de Espana. Much like the fine wines he so enjoys, Miguel Angel Jimenez just gets better with age. From us on the #ETLiveBlog, thanks for joining us this week and see you at Wentworth. Now to Miguel....CHEERS!

17:45

Last, and most certainly not least, let's hear from our champion. What a worthy winner...

Miguel Angel Jimenez (-4) - Open de Espana Champion

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17:30

Bad luck Richard Green and Thomas Pieters, let's hear from them also Joost Luiten now...

Views from the Top - Open de Espana Day 4

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17:15

Shots of the Day - Open de Espana Day 4

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17:00

Day 4 Highlights - Open de Espana

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16:50

And a couple more for good measure...

• His fifth European Tour victory on home soil and first since the 2003 Turespaña Mallorca Classic. Spain is now the country he has won more European Tour events than any other.

• Becomes the fifth Spanish victory of the 2014 season. They are: Miguel Angel Jiménez (Hong Kong Open and Open de España), Pablo Larrazábal (Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship), Sergio Garcia (Commercial Bank Qatar Masters) and Alejandro Cañizares (Trophëe Hassan II). (This figure would equal the most by a single country this season, along with South Africa).

• Moves into tied tenth in the list of most official European Tour victories, with 21.

• The 13th player to win this season from the 21 stroke play events on The European Tour to make up a final round deficit to win.

• Extends his European Tour exemption until the end of 2016.

• Moves over €22 million in European Tour Official Career Earnings- just the fifth player to achieve the feat.

• Gains an exemption into the 2014 WGC – Bridgestone Invitational and 2015 Volvo Golf Cha

• Extends his own European Tour record for most wins by a player aged 40 and over, to 14 and first over 50.

• Of the oldest 12 victories in European Tour history, now havs four of them.

• The 172nd Spanish victory in European Tour history.

• His 25th win as a professional.

• Moves to 1,414,953 points in The European Ryder Cup Points Table.

• Moves to 129.66 in The Ryder Cup World Points List.

• His second consecutive victory, following the 2014 Great Gwinnett Championship on his debut on the US Champions Tour.

16:45

MIGUEL ANGEL JIMENEZ - WITH THIS WIN

• His 21st European Tour International Schedule victory in his 626th European Tour event.

• Moves to €921,637 in The Race to Dubai.

• Could move into into the top 25 of the Official World Golf Ranking from 34th.

• His second victory of the 2014 European Tour season, following the Hong Kong Open.

• The first multiple winner of the 2014 European Tour season.

• The seventh time of his European Tour career he has recorded multiple victories in the same season.

• Extends his record for being the oldest winner in European Tour history, aged 50 years and 133 days. This beats his previous record of 49 years and 337 days at the 2014 Hong Kong Open.

• His first victory in the Open de España in his 27th appearance.

• This victory beats his previous best performance in the Open de España of second in 1999. (Was tied 31st the last time the event was staged at the Stadium Course in 2009).

• His fifth top ten finish from his 27 appearances in the Open de España.

• His 27th appearance is a European Tour record for the most number of appearances in a European Tour event before winning it for the first time. (He also held the previous record of 22 appearances before winning the event for the first time. This was at the 2010 Omega European Masters).

• Aged 50 years and 133 days breaks the previous record for being the oldest winner of the Open de España of 45 years and 221 days by Arnold Palmer in 1975.

• His second play-off victory of the season, following his win in the Hong Kong Open. He was the last player on The European Tour, in 2010 to win two play-offs in the same European Tour season.

 

16:29

Wow, wow, wow. Thanks Dave, absolutely breathless stuff and what a fantastic story. Bad luck to the defeated Thomas Pieters and Richard Green - valiant runners-up - but come on, Miguel Angel Jimenez. What. A. Guy. That man is ageless. Stick around as we bring you all the best interviews, video highlights, stats, photos of El Mecanico chomping on a cigar...THE LOT!

16:14

“Good food, good wine…” the Miguel Angel Jiménez guide to winning golf tournaments in your fifties. Will Pearson is on hand to guide you through more reaction, stats and highlights. Stick around…

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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1JIMÉNEZ, Miguel AngelESP18-4
T2GREEN, RichardAUS18-4
T2PIETERS, ThomasBEL18-4
4LUITEN, JoostNED18-3
T5KIEFFER, MaximilianGER18-2
T5RAMSAY, RichieSCO18-2
T7CAÑIZARES, AlejandroESP18-1
T7MAYBIN, GarethNIR18-1
T7FICHARDT, DarrenRSA18-1
T7AGUILAR, FelipeCHI18-1

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