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Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (51) / 1/5/1964
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 165

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Miguel Angel Jiménez will head into the final two rounds of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth just four shots off the lead.
The veteran Spaniard posted a 2-under-par 34-36=70 on Friday to reach 6-under 138 at halfway and hold his position inside the top 10. Jiménez erased an opening bogey with a birdie at the fourth and circled another at eight to turn in 1-under. A bogey at the par-5 12th hurt his momentum but par breakers at 16 and 18 rounded off a decent day. The 51-year-old hit three less greens (11) than in his opening 68 but was 5-for-7 in scrambling to keep the bogey count down. May 22 - 12:26 PM

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Miguel Angel Jiménez is part of the conversation again at the BMW PGA Championship after authoring a 4-under-par 34-34=68 on day one.

That was enough to put the 2008 winner of this event into a tie for the early clubhouse lead with compatriot Jorge Campillo and England's Chris Wood. The veteran, who was runner-up in his home Open de España last week, started slowly with two bogeys in his first three holes but wiped those out with an eagle-3 at the fourth. He made his big move on the back nine with birdies at 13, 14, 16 and 18. Jiménez split 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation. Having also finished T4 in this event two years ago, the 51-year-old is once again showing that he has the smarts to be a big factor at Wentworth.
May 21 - 8:20 AM

Fuelled by an eagle-2, last year's winner Miguel Angel Jiménez produced a Sunday charge at the Open de España.

Jiménez isn't giving his title up without a battle and painted a 5-under-par 32-35=67 in the final round at Real Club de Golf El Prat to be the leader in the clubhouse on 6-under 282. For now, that's lifted him to third place although his chances of winning look remote with leader James Morrison three strokes ahead with three to play. The Spanish veteran, who made a hole-in-one in the second round, produced another magical moment today as he drained his second shot at the 465-yard par-4 5th. He added five birdies against two bogeys in the rest of his round and posted the new lead with a walk-off par breaker at the last.
May 17 - 10:20 AM

Defending champion Miguel Angel Jiménez aced the eighth hole to provide the highlight moment of Friday's play at his home Open de España.

The veteran's eagle came in a 1-under-par 32-39=71 at a windy Real Club de Golf El Prat and, at 1-under 143, he'll go into the weekend six shots behind leader Edouard Espana. This was Jiménez's second hole-in-one of the season and came courtesy of a 6-iron which landed 15 feet of the cup, rolled on a perfect line and disappeared underground. (You can view the shot at the link below.) His prize? -- 288 bottles of beer which, presumably, he'll exchange for wine and cigars. The gloss was taken off his day somewhat when he came home in 39 after four bogeys in his final eight holes.
May 15 - 2:51 PM

After making history last year, Miguel Angel Jiménez will attempt to win his home Open de España again this week.

Jiménez became the first player over the age of 50 to win on The European Tour when he beat Thomas Pieters and Richard Green at PGA Catalunya Resort 12 months ago. It came on his 27th appearance in the event so full marks for perseverance after he'd looked destined never to win it after a series of near misses. One of those was a second place at this week's venue, Real Club de Golf El Prat, in 1999 although that was on the old course. He had to settle for a T46 on Greg Norman's 2004 redesign when it staged the 2011 event. Jiménez was T10 at the Champions Tour's Greater Gwinnett Championship in Georgia on his last strokeplay start.
May 12 - 6:38 PM

Miguel Angel Jiménez defeated Keegan Bradley 2-up in today's third round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

It was a match of 0-2 records, so what happened on the par-5 18th hole speaks to the competitive drive of both touring pros. Sitting 1-down at the last, Bradley needed a drop for relief left of the fairway. Jiménez interjected during the ruling and reportedly told Bradley's caddie to, "Shut up." Bradley immediately intervened and got in the Spaniard's face. That's as far as the situation escalated, but the golfers exchanged more words after Jiménez birdied the hole. Surely, you'll digest more of this tonight, but the fact remains that neither will be included in the round of 16. Louis Oosthuizen (3-0) advanced from this group.
May 1 - 8:38 PM

Miguel Angel Jiménez heads to TPC Harding Park for a 14th appearance in the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship.

The Spaniard reached the quarter-finals in both 2000 and 2011 and owns an overall career record of 11-12. Add in his singles duels from other match-play events -- Ryder Cup, Seve Trophy, HSBC World Match Play, Volvo World Match Play and Eurasia Cup -- and he's an even 21-21. Jiménez will have to use all his veteran smarts in a tough Group 4 which features a trio of major winners in Bubba Watson, Louis Oosthuizen and Keegan Bradley. Unlike his rivals, he's played TPC Harding Park before, finishing T41 in the 2005 WGC-American Express Championship.
Apr 28 - 3:46 AM

Miguel Angel Jiménez will be attempting to make his 10th straight Masters cut when he returns to Augusta National Golf Club this year.

Like a fine wine, the Spaniard matures with age and last year produced his best Masters finish by taking solo fourth and matching his low 18 of 6-under 66. His other notable performances in the last decade include a T8 in 2008, T11 in 2006 and T12 in 2010. He also cracked the top 10 in 2001 and 2002. The 51-year-old has other happy memories of Georgia having won the Champions Tour's Greater Gwinnett Championship the week after last year's Masters.
Source: Masters.com
Apr 7 - 5:11 PM

Miguel Angel Jiménez’s bid to extend his own record as The European Tour’s oldest winner failed after a closing 1-over 37-36=73 at the True Thailand Classic.

The 51-year-old finished T7 but looked set for a memorable Sunday after kicking off his final round at Black Mountain with back-to-back par breakers. However, the birdies dried up after that and he slipped back from the eventual winning score of 16-under with bogeys at three, five and nine. Jiménez finished with nine straight pars to post 13-under 275. He cut a frustrated figure over the final few holes as he failed to cash in on some excellent driving, the stats showing he missed just a single fairway all day. The veteran Spaniard will stay in Asia to contest next week's Hero Indian Open.
Feb 15 - 7:12 AM

A flu-hit Miguel Angel Jiménez returned a 6-under-par 33-33=66 on Friday to take the halfway lead at the True Thailand Classic on 11-under 133.

The 51-year-old Spaniard had felt under the weather during his opening 67 and said after today's lap of Black Mountain, "I have the flu and I’m very bunged up and slept terribly last night, but apart from that I’m fine." His golf was more than fine as he circled eight birdies. His only bogey came at the ninth, the scene of his holed second shot yesterday when he celebrated the eagle-2 with a jig in the fairway. Jiménez split just six (of 14) fairways but found 13 greens in regulation. His short game was sharp as he went 5-for-6 in scrambling. "I played very solid and made a lot of birdies," he said of his round. "I was hitting shots right at the flags today. You need to be in the right places on the greens to put the ball on the right side of the hole, because the putts are very fast - I like it."
Feb 13 - 4:34 AM

Miguel Angel Jiménez was reportedly under the weather but dug deep to shoot an opening 5-under-par 33-34=67 at the True Thailand Classic.

Believed to be suffering a stomach complaint, the Spaniard was slowly into his stride at Black Mountain and followed four straight pars with a bogey at five. He got back into red figures with birdies at the next two holes and gave his day a huge lift by holing out for an eagle-2 at the 474-yard par-4 ninth. The 21-time European Tour winner made another gain at the 13th and signed off with a final birdie at 18 to finish just three off the pace. Jiménez found 14 greens in regulation and was 3-for-4 in scrambling.
Feb 12 - 7:37 AM

After winning the Champions Tour's season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship in Hawaii, Miguel Angel Jiménez is back in more familiar company this week.

He lines up for just the second time at Kuala Lumpur G&CC to contest the Maybank Malaysian Open, his previous appearance producing a T46 in 2006. Jiménez is still only dipping his toes on the seniors tour, although with great success. He's lined up just three times with the roundbellies and won twice, the most recent win coming via a one-stroke win over Mark O'Meara at Hualalai Golf Club a fortnight ago. The veteran won't commit further to seniors golf as he's still a force on the European Tour. Last year he set a new record for the oldest winner when capturing his home Spanish Open at the age of 50 years, 133 days. His most recent European Tour outing was a T20 in elite company in Abu Dhabi three weeks ago.
Feb 2 - 4:20 PM

Miguel Angel Jiménez blew kisses to the cameras after making the second ace of the day at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship.

The popular Spaniard's tee-shot at the 177-yard par-3 15th took one hop on the green and vanished underground to spark joyous celebrations. It followed the hole-in-one made by England's Tom Lewis at the seventh hole earlier in the day. Jiménez had started his first round with a double bogey seven but birdies at 11, 12 and 13 and the '1' at 15 repaired the damage and then some. Only Colin Montgomerie (nine) has made more holes-in-one on the European Tour than Jiménez (eight). Expect MAJ to light up a celebratory cigar straight after his round.
Jan 15 - 7:00 AM

Miguel Angel Jiménez will have a crack at Sheshan International at this week's World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions.

MAJ is leaking oil ahead of this week's WGC event. The Spaniard has finished 45th or worse in 10 of his last 11 starts, worldwide. At the age of 50, Jiménez still has the winning pedigree, still plays a carefree game, but doesn't contend on a weekly basis. Given the nature of a no-cut event, anything is possible this week, but gamers should look elsewhere if they want a reliable option.
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 08:42:00 AM

Miguel Angel Jiménez will likely be a crowd favorite as he readies for The Open Championship at Hoylake.

MAJ is sure to draw a crowd for his stretching theatrics before his daily warm-up session, but there is a real chance his game could allow him to contend. He's made the cut in his last five Opens, with none worse than a T27 in 2010. In several of those journeys, he's hung around the top of the leaderboard until well into the weekend only to fade.
Source: TheOpen.com
Wed, Jul 16, 2014 12:22:00 PM