With This Win - Miguel Angel Jiménez

04/07/2010 17:23:44
Miguel Angel Jimenez wins his 17th Tour title  (Getty Images)
Miguel Angel Jimenez wins his 17th Tour title (Getty Images)

WITH THIS WIN


SUNDAY JULY 4, 2010 -  ALSTOM OPEN DE FRANCE

MIGUEL ANGEL JIMÉNEZ

• His 17th European Tour International Schedule victory in his 528th European Tour event

• Second victory of the 2010 season, following the Omega Dubai Desert Classic

• Third player to record multiple victories in the 2010 season, following Charl Schwartzel (Africa Open and Joburg Open) and Graeme McDowell (The Celtic Manor Wales Open and US Open Championship)

• Recorded multiple victories in a single season for the sixth time in his career on The European Tour

• Ten of his 17 European Tour wins has now  come whilst  in his 40s, which extends his record for most wins on The European Tour by a player in their 40s

• Becomes the oldest player to win the Alstom Open de France, aged 46 and 180 days, beating the previous record of Sam Torrance, who was 44 years and 308 days in 1998

• The oldest winner on the 2010 European Tour season to date and the eighth oldest winner in European Tour history, aged 46 and 180 days


OTHER FACTS

• The 154th Spanish victory on The European Tour

• Fourth Spanish victory of the 2010 European Tour International Schedule. They are:  Pablo Martin (Alfred Dunhill Championship), Miguel Angel Jiménez (Omega Dubai Desert Classic and Alstom Open de France) and Alvaro Quiros (Open de Espãna) 

• Joins Seve Ballesteros (1977, 82, 85, 86), José Rivero (1987), Miguel Angel Martin (1992), José Maria Olazábal (2001) and Pablo Larrazabal (2008) as Spanish winners of the Alstom Open de France

• Moves to €1,091,184 in The Race to Dubai. The eighth time in his European Tour career has won more than €1 million in a single season

• Moves to just outside the top 30 in the Official World Golf Ranking


• Moves to 1405289 in The European Ryder Cup Points Table and in the one of the automatic places

• Moves over €16 million in European Tour Official Career Earnings

• His 20th  win as a professional worldwide