Miguel Ángel Jiménez won his first international tournament in 1988 in France and 34 years later he continues to practice the same exercise. On Sunday he did it in Snoqualmie, in the state of Washington, signing a card of 67 shots that served to take the Boeing Classic by two shots ahead.
It is the third tournament of the season that he wins on the Champions Tour, the circuit reserved in the United States for people over 50 years of age.
Miguel Ángel Jiménez, results
His victory was magnificent, with five birdies in the first 12 holes and then six pars, which distanced him from Billy Andrade, with whom he had finished tied for the lead after the second day.
He thus completed 45 holes, from the ninth of the first day, without bogeys. In addition to the crystal trophy, he was dressed in a pilot's jacket as Boeing was the sponsor. "The key is to hit the ball well," she intoned afterward.
"And I feel comfortable with all the clubs in the bag," said 'El Pisha', 58 years old. The man from Malaga adds one more to the two victories at the beginning of the season and is already third in the Charles Schwab Cup, the general classification of earnings of the season, with 1.7 million dollars, after Steve Alkier and Jeff Kelly.
He accumulates more than 8.5 million in the nine seasons on this circuit, one kilo more than he earned as a professional golfer before turning 50. His thirteenth victory in this circuit puts him in the historical top 20 with the most victories tied with Fred Couples, who hosted this tournament, Dave Stockton and Loren Roberts.
If he adds one more he will equal a myth like Tom Watson. Miguel Ángel Jiménez (born 5 January 1964 in Malaga) is a Spanish golfer. He made his debut on the PGA European Tour in 1988, taking his first win in 1992, when he prevailed in the Belgian Open.
In 1999 he was selected for the first time in the European Ryder Cup team, a selection of which he was also part of the editions of 2004, 2008 and 2010, and as vice captain in 2012. His best results in the four major tournaments are a second place in the U.S.
2000 Open and a third place 2001 Open Championship. Overall in his career he has won 22 professional tournaments, 19 of which on the European Tour. On 18 May 2014, thanks to his victory in the Open de España, Jiménez became the oldest winner of the European Tour at the age of 50 years and 135 days.