Jimenez joins Hogan, Couples in Masters record books

Miguel Angel Jimenez
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Miguel Angel Jimenez tied for the lowest score by a player 50 or older in the Masters on Saturday with his 6-under 66.
By T.J. Auclair, Senior Interactive Producer
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Saturday, April 12, 2014 | 2:53 p.m.

Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez added his name alongside some incredible company in the Masters record books on Saturday.

When Jimenez signed for a 6-under 66 in the third round -- the low round this week so far -- he tied Ben Hogan and Fred Couples for the low score by a player 50 or older in the Masters.

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Jimenez, who turned 50 on Jan. 5, had a remarkable seven birdies and a single bogey in the third round.

At 3 under for the tournament, Jimenez was just three shots behind 36-hole leader Bubba Watson, who was teeing off just as Jimenez's round ended.

The best finish for Jimenez at the Masters in 14 previous starts is a tie for eighth in 2008.

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T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.