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Age / DOB:  (52) / 1/5/1964
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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. Feb 3 - 4:52 AM

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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

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.
Fri, May 22, 2015 12:26:00 PM

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.
Thu, May 21, 2015 08:20:00 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.
Sun, May 17, 2015 10:20:00 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.
Fri, May 15, 2015 02:51:00 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.
Tue, May 12, 2015 06:38:00 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.
Fri, May 1, 2015 08:38:00 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.
Tue, Apr 28, 2015 03:46:00 AM