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MIGUEL ANGEL JIMENEZ

Player Data
  • Eligibility Code: 11
  • Birthplace: Malaga, Spain
  • Residence: Malaga, Spain
  • Birthdate: January 5, 1964
  • Age: 41
  • Turned Pro: 1982
Player Notes

Europe's most prolific winner in 2004, Jimenez claimed four titles during a stunning season where he finished fourth on the Volvo Order of Merit and once again established himself one of the leading golfing figures this side of the Atlantic. The end of the 2003 season saw the trend to good play start as the Spaniard produce some of the best golf of his career. In his 11 events from the Nissan Irish Open to the Volvo Masters Andalucia, Jiménez was never out of the top 25 and, in the midst of the run, claimed his seventh European Tour International Schedule victory in the Turespaña Mallorca Classic - his first win on Tour since his victory in the 1999 Volvo Masters Andalucia, where he was the first Spaniard to win the title. However that paled into insignificance compared to the first half of 2004, when he won three times to effectively seal a place in The Ryder Cup under Europe's Captain, Bernhard Langer. . .Finished fourth on the Volvo Order of Merit in 1998, the highlight coming in the Trophée Lancôme, where he chipped in for a birdie two at the last to snatch the title - and the award for Shot of the Year. Also finished fourth in 1999, where apart from his win at Montecastillo and in the Turespaña Masters Open Andalucia, he also finished second in the WGC - American Express Championship at Valderrama, where he lost to Tiger Woods in a play-off. Took fifth place in The Ryder Cup qualifying table in 1999, playing superbly in Boston, winning one and halving two matches, and ended the 2003 season in a prominent position to qualify for the 2004 Matches in the United States. The fifth of seven brothers, he was Coached by eldest brother Juan, the club professional at Torrequebrada. Jimenez worked as a caddie in Malaga and did not take up the game until the age of 15. Nicknamed 'The Mechanic' but has a preference for driving, rather than repairing, high performance vehicles, especially his gleaming red Ferrari. . . .Was Seve Ballesteros deputy at the 1997 Ryder Cup. . .Played on the Ryder Cup team in 1999 & 2004

Career Victories

European Tour
13 - 1992 PIAGET Open, 1994 Heineken Dutch Open, 1998 Turespana Masters Open Baleares, Trophee Lancome, 1999 Turespana Masters, Volvo Masters, 2003 Turespana Mallorca Classic, 2004 Johnnie Walker Classic, Algarve Portuguese Open, BMW Asian Open, BMW International, 2005 Omega Hong Kong Open, The Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open

Other
1988 Open De Lyon, 1989 Benson & Hedges Trophy with Xonia Wunsch-Ruiz

Career Summary

1989 European PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 11; top-10 finishes - 1; stroke average 72.39; money ?41,089 or £29,349 (ranked 85th); best finish, T9th, Torras Monte Carlo.

1990 European PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 20; top-10 finishes - 4; stroke average 72.04 (ranked T50th); money ?106,306 or £75,933 (ranked 54th); best finish, 5th, Scandinavian Enterprise Open.

1991 European PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 16; top-10 finishes - 4; stroke average 72.56; money ?120,331 or £85,951 (ranked 51st); best finish, 2nd, Girona Open.

1992 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 26; top-10 finishes - 7; stroke average 71.44(ranked T31st); money ?320,935 or £229,239 (ranked14th); winner Piaget Open.

1993 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 21; top-10 finishes - 5; stroke average 71.84 (ranked 39th); money ?227,602 or £162,573 (ranked 35th); best finish, T2nd, Canon European Masters.

1994 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 23; top-10 finishes - 10; stroke average 70.80 (ranked 11th); money ?612,364 or £437,403 (ranked 5th); winner Dutch Open.

1995 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 15; top-10 finishes - 5; Scoring Average - 71.51 (ranked T16th); money?249,059 or £171,471 (ranked 23rd); best finish, T2nd, Turespana Open Mediterrania.

1996 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 17; top-10 finishes - 6; Scoring Average - 71.34 (ranked 10th); money ?337,033 or £240,738 (ranked 19th); best finish, 2nd, Dubai Desert Classic.

1997 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 19; top-10 finishes - 3; stroke average 71.07 (ranked T-25th); money ?221,780 or£158,414 (ranked 37th); best finish, T-4th, Chemapol Trophy Czech Open.

1998 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 19; top-10 finishes - 6; stroke average 70.57 (ranked 7th); money ?726,348 or£518,820 (ranked 4th); winner Turespana Masters and Trophee Lancome.

1999 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 21; top-10 finishes - 11; stroke average 70.30 (ranked 3rd); money ?1,148,288 or £820,206 (ranked 4th); winner Turespana Masters and Volvo Masters.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 11; in money - 8; top-10 finishes - 3; money $194,188 (ranked 154th); best finish, 2nd, American Express Championship, losing a playoff to Tiger Woods.

2000 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 16; top-10 finishes - 6; stroke average 71.40 (ranked 31st); money ?1,004,467 or £597,382 (ranked 11th); Best finish, T2nd U.S. Open.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 11 / Rounds Played: 35 / Cuts made: 9 / Top-Ten Finishes: 2 Best finish: T2nd at the U.S. Open, Earnings: $716,348 Rank (71st - unofficial)

2000 Stats
Scoring - 71.31 / (N/A); Driving Distance - 268.3 / (N/A); Driving Accuracy - 71.9% / (N/A); GIR - 62.0% / (N/A); Putting - 1.827 / (N/A); Birdie Average - 3.20 per rd / (N/A) / Total Birdies - 112; Sand Saves - 54.2% / (N/A); Scrambling - 53.8% / (N/A); All-Around Rank - / (N/A)

2001 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 16; top-10 finishes - 4; stroke average 71.67 (ranked T28th); money ?788,202 or £490,072 (ranked 20th); Best finish, 3rd The TNT Open, T3rd at Via Digital Open de Espana & British Open.

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 15 / Rounds Played: 44 / Cuts made: 6 / Top-Ten Finishes: 2 Best finish: T-3rd at the British Open, Earnings: $464,457 (Ranked 107th).

2002 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 12; in money - 10; top-10 finishes - 3; stroke average 71.14 (ranked 35th); money ?362,453 or £231,104 (ranked 66th); Best finish, T6th BMW Asian Open.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 19 / Rounds Played: 58 / Cuts made: 10 / Top-Ten Finishes: 1 / Best finish: T9th at the Masters / Earnings: $280,568 Rank (160th)

2002 Stats
Scoring - 71.78 / (155th); Driving Distance - 274.4 / (157th); Driving Accuracy - 68.7% / (75th); GIR - 62.5% / (178th); Putting - 1.783 / (132nd); Birdie Average - 3.24 per rd / (169th) / Total Birdies - 188; Sand Saves - 59.8% / (6th); All-Around Rank - 951 / (142nd).

2003 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 24; top-10 finishes - 10; stroke average 70.41 (ranked 7th); money ?1,886,237 or £1,304,379 (ranked 4th); Winner Johnnie Walker Classic, Algarve Portuguese Open, BMW Asian Open, BMW International.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 7; in money - 6; top-10 finishes - 1; stroke average 68.97 (ranked 1st); money $66,367 (ranked unofficial - 191st); Best finish, T31st, PGA Championship.

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