Miguel Angel Jiménez

Last week's win in Portugal, the second of the year for Miguel Angel Jiménez, moves the Spaniard to the top of the Volvo Order of Merit and into the top 50 of the World Golf Rankings at #37.


Johnnie Walker Classic winner, 2004 Thailand - Getty Images

40 year old Jiménez turned professional in 1982, aged 18 and went through qualifying school 4 times in the 1980s. His first European Tour win came in 1992 at the Piaget Belgian Open where his earnings of £100,000 were more than he had previously earned in a year.
Eight more European Tour victories have followed since then. 1994; Heineken Dutch Open, 1998; Turespaña Masters Open Baleares, Trophee Lancome, 1999; Turespaña Masters - Open Andalucia, VOLVO MASTERS, 2003; Turespaña Mallorca Classic, 2004; Johnnie Walker Classic, Algarve Open de Portugal Caixa Geral de Depositos.


Jiménez with Jose Maria Olazabal & Sergio Garcia holding the Alfred Dunhill Cup, St. Andrews, 1999 - Getty Images

Apart from his individual triumphs he has represented Spain and Europe in Team competitions and has twice been on the winning Spanish team at the Alfred Dunhill Cup (1999 & 2000).


Jiménez (back row, 2nd left) in the 1999 Ryder Cup European Team - Getty Images

In 1999 Jiménez represented Europe in the Ryder Cup and although the team lost 14.5/13.5 he acquitted himself well, winning one of his matches and halving two more. He is currently striving to ensure he is selected for the 2004 Ryder cup Matches due to be held in September and on his form so far this year he would certainly be an asset to the team.

 

For more information about Miguel Angel Jimenez,
read his full bio at www.europeantour.com

 

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Article by Andy Smith

Research by Nikola von Heiflen

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