Miguel Angel Jimenez has earnt Srixon Sports its 70th international victory of 2013 after successfully defending his Hong Kong Open title.
This win marks the 20th victory in the Spaniards career, moving him up to 38th in the Official World Golf Rankings. Jimenez also broke his own record as the European Tour’s oldest winner by defending the crown he won 12 months ago.
Having broken his leg after winning the Hong Kong Open last year, this win is the crowning jewel of an incredible comeback for a man who turns 50 years old in January 2014.
After the win, Jimenez set his sights on making the European Ryder Cup team at Gleneagles in 2014. He said: “If I play the way I am playing this week I will be in the Ryder Cup Team. There is one more year to go and now I get this victory here it will help a lot. You never know; I would love to be part of the team again.”
Throughout the year Jimenez has used the third generation of the Srixon Z-STAR golf ball. Featuring Spin Skin technology, it gives golfers as much as 20% more friction at impact with the clubface to increase spin and control on crucial scoring shots.
Meanwhile, on the Japanese Tour Srixon won their third money list title of the 2013 golf season after it’s staff player and Japanese golf sensation, Hideki Matsuyama claimed the Casio World Open title to win the JGTO Money List.
With Inbee Park winning the LPGA Money List after a record breaking 3 Major victories in one season, and Rikako Morita winning the JLPGA Money List, Matsuyama becomes the first player to win the JGTO Money List in their rookie year after winning four events this season.
Matsuyama only turned professional in April 2013 and has seen a meteoric rise up the world rankings into the number 23 spot. Matsuyama also demonstrated his ability on the world stage this season, after finishing in the top ten at both the US Open and the Open, finishing tied tenth and tied sixth respectively.
After closing out the victory at the Kochi Kuroshio Country Club, Matsuyama said: “It makes me happy to win a tournament and clinch the money title at a course where I practised golf when I was in middle school and high school. I’ve never played so patiently in tournaments in which I led going into the final round. I managed to hold on."
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