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Miguel Angel Jimenez

  • Birthplace: Malaga, Spain
  • Residence: Malaga, Spain
  • Age: 44
  • Turned Pro: 1982
  • Eligibility Code: 11

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Player Notes

Victory in the UBS Hong Kong Open at the start of the 2008 European Tour International Schedule ended two fruitless seasons and took his victory tally to 14, confirming his position as one of Europe most consistent performers. 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. 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, Jimenez was never out of the top 25 and, in the midst of the run, claimed his seventh European Tour victory in the Turespa?a 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. Finished fourth on the Volvo Order of Merit in 1998, the highlight coming in the Trophee Lancome, 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 Turespa?a Masters Open Andalucia, he also finished second in the WGC - American Express Championship at Valderrama, where he lost to Tiger Woods in a playoff. . .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 's deputy at the 1997 Ryder Cup. * Played on the Ryder Cup Team in 1999 & 2004

Career Victories

European Tour
15 - 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, 2008 UBS Hong Kong Open, BMW PGA Championship.

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; scoring average - 72.39; money - (Euro)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; scoring average - 72.04 (ranked T50th); money - (Euro)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; scoring average - 72.56; money - (Euro)120,331 or ?85,951 (ranked 51st); best finish - 2nd, Girona Open.

1992 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 26; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 71.44(ranked T31st); money - (Euro)320,935 or ?229,239 (ranked 14th); Winner, Piaget Open.

1993 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 21; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average - 71.84 (ranked 39th); money - (Euro)227,602 or ?162,573 (ranked 35th); best finish - T2nd, Canon European Masters.

1994 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 23; Top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average - 70.80 (ranked 11th); money - (Euro)612,364 or ?437,403 (ranked 5th); Winner, Dutch Open.

1995 European Tour Victories
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 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 71.34 (ranked 10th); money - (Euro)337,033 or ?240,738 (ranked 19th); best finish - 2nd, Dubai Desert Classic.

1997 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 70.57 (ranked 7th); money - (Euro)726,348 or?518,820 (ranked 4th); Winner, Turespana Masters and Trophee Lancome.

1999 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 21; Top-10 finishes - 11; scoring average - 70.30 (ranked 3rd); money - (Euro)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 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 71.40 (ranked 31st); money - (Euro)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-10 finishes -2 best finish - T2nd at the U.S. Open, Earnings: $716,348; (ranked 71st - unofficial)

2000 Stats
scoring average - 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 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 71.67 (ranked T28th); money - (Euro)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-10 finishes -2; best finish - T3rd at the British Open, Earnings: $464,457 (Ranked 107th).

2002 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 12; in money - 10; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 71.14 (ranked 35th); money - (Euro)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-10 finishes -1 / best finish - T9th at the Masters / earnings: $280,568; (ranked 160th)

2002 Stats
scoring average - 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 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 21; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 70.37 (ranked 6th); money - (Euro)781,352 or ?544,766 (ranked 23rd); Winner, Turespana Mallorca Classic. Played just once on the PGA Tour, missed cut Masters.

2004 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 24; Top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average - 70.41 (ranked 7th); money - (Euro)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; scoring average - 68.97 (ranked 1st); money - $66,367 (ranked unofficial - 191st); best finish - T31st, PGA Championship.

2005 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 23; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 70.43 (ranked T10th); money - (Euro)1,115,456 or ?753,936 (ranked 14th); Winner, Omega Hong Kong Open & The Celtic Manor Wales Open.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 9; rounds played - 28; in money - 7; Top-10 finishes - 0; money - $281,398.03; (ranked 190 - unofficial); best finish - T-17 at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

2006 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 21; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 71.29 (ranked 46th); money - (Euro)985,389 or ?660,117 (ranked 23rd); best finish - 3rd BMW Championship.

2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 8; rounds played - 26; in money - 7; Top-10 finishes - 0; money - $458,511; (ranked 159th - unofficial); best finish - T-11 at the Masters.

2007 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 23; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average - 70.76 (ranked 9th); money - (Euro)1,054,016 or ?739,365 (ranked 21st); best finish - T2nd, Abu Dhabi Golf Championship.

2007 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 5; rounds played - 10; in money - 3; Top-10 Finishes - 0; money - $182,991; (ranked N/A); best finish - T12th at the British Open

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