Miguel Angel Jimenez may not have the best grasp of the English language, but no one really cared after the Spaniard posted an opening round of 9-under 63 in Thursday’s first round of the Turkish Airlines Open at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal.
Experience outlasted youth Sunday as Miguel Angel Jimenez won a three-way, sudden-death playoff in his homeland to claim the Open de Espana trophy and build on his own record as the oldest winner on European Tour.
Miguel Angel Jimenez, continuing his impressive Champions Tour debut, shot a 2-under 70 on Saturday and leads Bernhard Langer by one stroke after two days at TPC Sugarloaf in the Greater Gwinnett Championship.
No. 7 Ben Hogan bracket seed Bill Haas takes on Miguel Angel Jimenez at 10:55 a.m. EST in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play, with Jimenez holding a distinct advantage in comparing each player's last three finishes in the WGC Match Play.
Will Tiger Woods vault into the lead ahead of Sunday's final round? Can the 49-year-old Miguel Angel Jimenez maintain his lead? Will an Adam Scott or Phil Mickelson battle back? Will Muirfield cooperate? Follow now!
The red wine-drinking, cigar-smoking, carefree Miguel Angel Jimenez fired a 71 on Friday to stay near the top of the leaderboard, leading wandering minds to wonder if the Spaniard could become the oldest major winner in history.
At 49, Miguel Angel Jimenez looks the part of the seasoned veteran at Muirfield. In honor of Jimenez leading the British Open at the 36-hole mark, here’s a look at a few other notables veterans – or notable things other veterans did – during the first two rounds.
Miguel Angel Jimenez became the oldest European Tour winner on Sunday by shooting a 5-under 65 to capture his third Hong Kong Open title. Meanwhile, John Daly will be fined for a club-throwing incident.
<strong>Match Play notebook:</strong> The oldest player in the field, Miguel Angel Jimenez, proved that he can hang with the younger stars by eliminating PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley on Thursday.