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Miguel Angel Jimenez turned professional in 1982. Since then the Spaniard has gone on to see 21 European Tour wins.

Birthday 05/01/1964

Birthplace Malaga, Spain

Official World Golf Ranking 89th

Height 5 ft, 10 in

Best Results in Majors
Masters – 4th (2014)
US Open – 2nd (2000)
Open Championship – 3rd (2001)
PGA Championship – 10th (1999)

His best-recorded major finish came in 2000 at the US Open at Pebble Beach. Unfortunately, Tiger Woods was in a league of his own, finishing an astounding 15 shots ahead of Jimenez and Ernie Els.

In 2009, Jimenez passed a milestone of 500 events played on the European Tour at the Open de France.

5 years later, Jimenez recorded a successful year in 2014, where he won three times in Hong Kong, Spain and America.

Jimenez continued to prove that age is not a factor when he extended his record as being the oldest winner in European Tour history at the age of 50 years and 133 days. He won the Spanish Open after a three-way playoff. He beat Thomas Pieters of Belgium and Australia’s Richard Green after he was the only player to escape with a par on the first extra hole.

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Jimenez also thrives at the Ryder Cup, having represented Europe on seven different occasions, winning five times. His first experience came in 1997 when he was named as vice captain by Spanish legend Seve Ballesteros at Valderrama. Since then, he has actually played in four Ryder Cups, winning two. He has also been vice captain in 2012 and 2014.

Unfortunately Jimenez was overlooked as captain for the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine and instead the honour was given to Darren Clarke.

As one of the biggest entertainers in the game, Jimenez is a very popular professional and one that the golf faithful love to watch.

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Last weekend, at the Spanish Open, Miguel Angel Jimenez became the first man over the age of 50 to win on the European Tour. Golf Monthly takes a look at Jimenez's victory on May 18

Miguel Angel Jimenez wins Open de Espana

Miguel Angel Jiménez won the Open de España at PGA Catalunya, beating Richard Green of Australia and Belgium’s Thomas Pieters in a sudden-death playoff. Making his 27th start in his home open, it was the first time Jiménez has taken the title. With the victory he extended his own record…

Miguel Angel Jimenez and Thongchai Jaidee

Team Asia completed a superb singles fightback to draw with Europe in the inaugural EurAsia Cup contested at Glenmarie G&CC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Spain's Miguel Angel Jiménez beat Fredrik Andersson Hed of Sweden by a single shot to claim the UBS Hong Kong Open and become the oldest winner in the history of the European Tour.

Miguel Angel Jimenez is the only Spaniard in the Ryder Cup side, but he's perfectly relaxed ahead of his first contest on European soil