18 Miguel Angel Jimenez Facts & Stats
Widely recognised for his eccentric stretching routine, ponytail, and rich appreciation for the refined things in life, Miguel Angel Jimenez also happens to be a remarkably proficient golfer who has enjoyed incredible longevity over several decades. When he teed off in the Hero Open at Forest of Arden, the colourful Spaniard reached a historic milestone, surpassing Ryder Cup legend Sam Torrance with the most appearances on the European Tour.
Marking his 707th start on the circuit by shooting a bogey-free 64 on the Arden Course, the 56-year-old Jimenez took the acclaim of his fellow players, many of whom hadn't been born when he first emerged during the 1980s. Despite having success throughout the 90s, the man from Malaga had been something of a late developer with regards to victories, achieving his best form after turning 40, now plying his trade on the PGA Tour Champions in America, but nonetheless showcasing his competitiveness on the regular tour in Europe.
Celebrating the hugely impressive and enduring career of Jimenez, we have picked out 18 statistics that serve as a timely reminder of just how good he has been for a very long time, like a fine wine. You have to drink to that.
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- European Tour Debut - 1983 - Spanish Open (T66)
- European Tour Wins - 21
- Only 9 Players Have Won More European Tour Events
- Oldest European Tour Winner - 2014 Open de Espana (Aged 50)
- Won First Title in 1992 - Belgian Open
- European Tour Career Money - €24,252,071.89
- European Tour Runner-up Finishes - 20
- European Tour Top 10s - 108
- European Tour Cuts Made - 533
- Best Order of Merit Finish - 4th (1998, 1999, 2004, 2008)
- Most Hole In Ones Made on European Tour - 10
- Played in 69 Major Championships, including 25 Opens
- Won Two Champions Tour Majors in 2018, Including the Senior Open at St Andrews
- Played 1999, 2004, 2008, 2010 Ryder Cups
- Ryder Cup Assistant to Seve Ballesteros in 1997
- Represented Spain in 14 World Cups & 10 Dunhill Cups
- Lost Playoff to Tiger Woods at 1999 WGC-American Express Championship at Valderrama
- Best World Ranking - 12th
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