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Miguel Angel Jiménez

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (53) / 1/5/1964
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 180

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Miguel Angel Jiménez again showed his love for the picturesque mountainside track of Crans-sur-Sierre in Switzerland by crafting a 6-under-par 32-32=64 in his opening round at the Omega European Masters, good enough for a share of the early clubhouse lead with Tyrrell Hatton.
The 53-year-old has a storied history here with a win, two seconds and eight other top 10s in his previous 27 appearances. At just 6,848 yards, it's a course where guile and experience count for plenty and the Spaniard showed that again Thursday morning with seven birdies, a single bogey and 10 pars. After starting with a par at 10 and a dropped shot at 11, Jiménez found his rhythm with birdies at 12, 14 and 15. He added another at 18 and picked up further shots at 2 and 3. At the seventh, he had seven feet for eagle after a superb approach but had to settle for a final birdie of the day before he closed out with a pair of pars. Jiménez and Hatton lead by a shot from Scotland's Duncan Stewart. Sep 7 - 7:19 AM

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Miguel Angel Jiménez has a win and two second places in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and he'll peg it up at Emirates GC for a 23rd time this week.

The Spaniard, now 53, first played this event way back in 1990 and landed the first of seven top 10s when runner-up in 1996. After five further top 10s, including another second spot in 2005, his finest hour came in 2010 when he shot 11-under before beating Lee Westwood in a playoff. Whether he can still be a factor is open to debate. Jiménez missed the cut here in both 2015 and 2016 although in his last two European Tour starts he managed T24 in the European Masters and T38 in September's Italian Open. He returned to Champions Tour action two weeks ago with T23 in the Mitsubishi Electric Championship.
Feb 1 - 9:44 AM

Miguel Angel Jiménez has been cleaning up on the Champions Tour but is finding life hard back amongst the flatbellies as he prepares to have another crack at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.

The 52-year-old Spaniard has form figures of 2-2-4-1 at Seniors level but either side of those two runners-up finishes he's missed cuts on the European Tour in Ireland, England and Germany. Is Father Time now catching up with him? He'll attempt to quash such theories in Scotland this week although his Castle Stuart form is poor (MC 2013, T61 2012). On the plus side, Jiménez posted T10 in this event at Gullane last year and has three other top 10s in this event although all those came at Loch Lomond (2004, 2005 and 2007).
Mon, Jul 4, 2016 05:40:00 PM

Miguel Angel Jiménez has occupied every position in the top five during his long career at Wentworth and returns there for this week's BMW PGA Championship.

The Spaniard landed the title in 2008, took a share of second place last year, posted third in 2006, fourth in 2013 and fifth in 2007. Now 52, the veteran Spaniard is still far from done on the European Tour despite splitting his time between that and the Champions Tour in America. Although he missed the cut in Ireland last week, Jiménez had previously finished T21 and T13 in the two Euro Tour events in China. Those solid efforts came shortly after his Champions Tour victory at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic which he followed with a fourth in the Mitsubishi Electric Classic. Don't rule out another big week from a man who has both course and current form.
Wed, May 25, 2016 08:26:00 AM

After a T13 in last week's Shenzhen International, Miguel Angel Jiménez stays in the Far East for this week's Volvo China Open.

The veteran had missed three straight cuts on the European Tour but, boosted by a win and a fourth on the Champions Tour, he showed he could still cut it with the flatbellies with a solid performance at Genzon GC. Jiménez was 12th on the All-Around and broke par in all four rounds. As with the vast majority of the field, this will be his first look at the Ian Woosnam-designed Topwin Golf & CC in Beijing. For company over the first two rounds he has defending champion Ashun Wu and England's Tommy Fleetwood.
Tue, Apr 26, 2016 06:05:00 PM

Recent Champions Tour winner Miguel Angel Jimenez heads to the Shenzhen International needing a spark on the main tours.

The veteran Spaniard has a formidable record in China, with no less than five wins, but closer inspection makes him much less of a prospective pick this week. The first hint is that four of those victories came on the tight Hong Kong GC track. A further worry is that since his first win in China (at Tomson GC in 2004) he has only two top ten finishes in addition to the wins. In other words there is more than an element of boom or bust - and the boom usually comes in Hong Kong. Form figures on the main tour offers little hope either given that he hasn’t made a top ten since the Scottish Open back in July. One snippet of hope however: this month he has a win and a T4 on the Champions Tour.
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 05:30:00 AM

Miguel Angel Jimenez returns to the True Thailand Classic needing to shake off the early season rust.

The Spanish veteran has not made the top ten on the European Tour since finishing T2 at the flagship BMW PGA Championship back in May 2015 - and he has started the 2016 campaign with missed cuts in Dubai and Malaysia. It’s not all gloom however. In fact his Thailand form is dazzling if somewhat limited. Back in 2004 he won the Johnnie Walker Classic and then 12 months ago he led this event at halfway before finishing T7. Jimenez has never lacked for ambition since turning 40, but he might finally be looking a little vulnerable.
Tue, Mar 8, 2016 12:11:00 PM

Veteran Miguel Angel Jimenez will tee it up at Omega Dubai Desert Classic for the 20th time.

A winner over the Emirates GC track in 2010, runner-up in 1996 and 2005, it’s clearly a favorite layout for the Spaniard whose mind and body appear oblivious to time. The 52-year-old opened his 2016 on the Champions Tour, finishing 11th at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship two weeks ago, but revealed ahead of the first round in Dubai that he is concentrating on the European Tour schedule as he seeks his dream of representing Spain in the Summer Olympics. He’s spent the last 10 years confounding age so although he has gone sub-70 once in his last 10 rounds in the event and the Scottish Open back in July was his last top ten finish, beware a motivated Jimenez.
Wed, Feb 3, 2016 04:52:00 AM

Miguel Angel Jiménez finished 30th in the Race to Dubai standings, thus earning an exemption into the 2016 Open Championship.

With the season-ending DP World Tour Championship concluded, the top 30 in earnings are exempt into the third major of next year. Jiménez, who will turn 52 in early January, has missed only one Open Championship (2003) since making his debut in 1991. The other qualifiers who weren't already exempt are as follows (with R2D rank in parentheses): Shane Lowry (5th); Andy Sullivan (8th); Bernd Wiesberger (9th); Victor Dubuisson (11th); Matt Fitzpatrick (12th); Kiradech Aphibarnrat (13th); Kristoffer Broberg (14th); Søren Kjeldsen (15th); Chris Wood (17th); Ross Fisher (19th); Jaco Van Zyl (21st); Tommy Fleetwood (24th); Marc Warren (25th); David Howell (26th); James Morrison (27th); Thorbjørn Olesen (28th); Thomas Pieters (29th).
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 11:33:00 AM

Miguel Angel Jiménez lost a playoff in the 2013 KLM Open and will try his luck again this year.

Jiménez was beaten to the title by local hero Joost Luiten at Kennemer two years ago after the pair had finished three shots clear of the field at 12-under. The veteran Spaniard also cashed at the same venue last year but couldn't build on a third-round 66 and slipped to T52 after a closing 73. The 51-year-old was T10 in the Scottish Open in his last non-major on the European Tour. Since then he's posted T4 in the Senior British Open and T12 in the Shaw Charity Classic on the Champions Tour.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 05:40:00 AM

Miguel Angel Jiménez will hope to snap a poor run of results in the majors when he contests this week's PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.

The veteran Spaniard has missed six cuts on the spin since a fourth place in the 2014 Masters, including all three this year. He did finish fourth in the Senior Open Championship last month so it's natural to think that's his level now. Against that is the fact that Jiménez took T10 in the recent Scottish Open and finished runner-up in a top-class field in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. The 51-year-old has finished T31 (2004) and MC (2010) in the two previous PGA Championships held at this week's venue while he's posted just one top 10 in 14 appearances in the year's final major. He'll tee off from the 10th at 2:30pm local time alongside South African Tim Clark and American Billy Horschel.
Mon, Aug 10, 2015 12:38:00 PM

With a 5-under-par 33-32=65, Miguel Angel Jiménez pulled to within two shots of the clubhouse lead at the halfway point of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.

The veteran Spaniard enjoyed his morning jaunt around Gullane GC, circling six birdies against a single bogey to post 6-under 134. Those par breakers came at 2, 6 and 7 on the front nine and then in a three-hole burst on the back as he posted 3s on the par-4s at 13, 14 and 15. His only blemish was a bogey at 4. The 51-year-old hit 15 greens in regulation in round two and was a perfect 3-for-3 in scrambling. He's currently two off the clubhouse lead and three in arrears of new pacesetter Daniel Brooks, who still has six holes to play.
Fri, Jul 10, 2015 09:05:00 AM

Miguel Angel Jiménez birdied two of the final three holes at Chambers Bay to post a 1-under-par 36-33=69 in his opening round at the U.S. Open.

That's only the second time he's broken 70 on day one of this tournament and, at a minimum, puts him in place to make the cut at a U.S. Open for the first time since 2008. Jiménez looked as if he was heading for another weekend off after opening with a pair of bogeys but balanced the books with birdies at 4 and 8 before dropping another shot at 9 to turn in 1-over. However, seven pars and birdies at 16 and 17 lifted the veteran Spaniard back up the leaderboard and he's within four shots of leaders Dustin Johnson and Henrik Stenson.
Thu, Jun 18, 2015 08:00:00 PM

Miguel Angel Jiménez is just 4-for-12 in his U.S. Open career but will have another crack at Chambers Bay this week.

The flamboyant Spaniard has missed his last five cuts in this event although he does boast a couple of notable efforts and both came on the west coast. He was a distant runner-up to Tiger Woods in the 2000 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach and also T6 at Torrey Pines in 2008. One plus for Jiménez is that he plays well on firm, fast tracks so might take to the fiery conditions at Chambers Bay this week. He missed the cut at the Nordea Masters on his last start but finished second at both his home Open de Espana and the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth last month. He'll tee off in a veteran three-ball alongside Colin Montgomerie and Jim Furyk at 8.28am PDT on Thursday.
Wed, Jun 17, 2015 09:34:00 AM

Boosted by a hole-in-one at the second, Miguel Angel Jiménez carded a 4-under-par 32-36=68 to move into solo fifth at the BMW PGA Championship.

This is becoming routine for the veteran Spaniard. Last week he matched Colin Montgomerie's record of nine by draining his tee shot at the 8th hole in round two of the Open de España. And now he has the European Tour's all-time mark for himself after a 10th ace, three of those coming this season. Jiménez followed his hole-in-one at the 154-yard second with a birdie at three and circled three more par breakers against two bogeys over the rest of his round. At 11-under 206, he's currently four shots behind leader Francesco Molinari.
Sat, May 23, 2015 12:13:00 PM