Miguel Angel Jimenez – golf's "most interesting man in the world " – was at it again on Friday.
The 50-year-old newlywed , known around the globe for his gut-busting warm-up routine , his awesome ponytail, his ever-present cigar and, most of all, his joie-de-vivre outlook on life, was facing a tricky 27-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole in the second round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
He lined it up, made his stroke – and watched the putt roll right into the bottom of the cup. To celebrate the big make, he "sheathed" his putter like a sword – just like Chi Chi Rodriguez – another of golf's great characters – used to do.
Not sure if Jimenez's gesture was an on-purpose homage to Rodriguez – who, of course, used to wield his putter like Zorro wielded his saber. If so, that's fantastic. If not, it was still pretty darn cool.
And, by the way, Jimenez went on to post his second straight 69 and is tied for 18th place heading into the weekend. En garde!
Here's his putt:
And here is Chi Chi doing his sword dance (it's at 1:30 in the video):