Sunday, 26 November 2017
Miguel Angel Jiménez during his second round in Dubai  (Getty Images)
Miguel Angel Jiménez during his second round in Dubai (Getty Images)
Miguel Ángel Jiménez has been at it again in Hong Kong, where he became the oldest player in the history of the European Tour to shoot a round of 63 or lower...

The gift that keeps on giving, the 53 year old finished his 2017 UBS Hong Kong Open in style by posting a low round of the week 63 to surge up the leaderboard and finish in a tie for seventh place, at eight under par overall.

Miguel's 63 was also only the third time someone over the age of 50 has shot 63 or lower, with the Spanish legend having already achieved the feat at the 2014 Turkish Airlines Open, and Bernhard Langer being the other man to do so at the 2008 Hong Kong Open.

"I love to come here," Jiménez said. "This golf course always makes me feel good because you need to play the game here. It's not only about hitting it hard, you also need to control the ball. I was hitting the ball so well today and really enjoying myself out there."

Although we see golf’s ‘Most Interesting Man’ less often on the European Tour nowadays, the charismatic Jiménez is still very capable of competing against his younger compatriots, and relishes doing so – with that never more apparent than when he tees it up at one of his favourite venues, Hong Kong Golf Club.

The 21-time European Tour champion's fondness for this venue is no secret, and his fine final round was the 10th time Jiménez has shot rounds of 65 or better here – the first player in the history of the Hong Kong Open to achieve that feat.

Fanling’s tight, classy layout has also been the scene of all four of Jiménez’s Hong Kong Open wins, with the most recent of those triumphs coming in 2014, and Miguel rolled back the years on the final day courtesy of seven birdies and no bogeys, before signing off in classic Jiménez fashion.

"I'm now going to sign some autographs," he said.

"Then I'm going to light my cigar and have a bottle of wine because the terrace here at Hong Kong Golf Club is a great place to be."

Although it was Wade Ormsby and not Jiménez holding aloft the trophy at the end of another fine week here in Hong Kong, Miguel once again showed that age is just a number, as he continues to entertain us with the quality of his golf, and his unique character and flair.

We salute you Miguel.

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