Miguel Angel Jimenez: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

Unorthodox in every aspect of his professional life, Miguel Ángel Jiménez is the man of the hour almost anywhere he goes, especially in golf circles. The 53-year-old Spaniard enjoys cigars, wine and winning golf tournaments, not necessarily in that order. Louie talks to the world’s most interesting golfer

Seve Ballesteros talks with Jose Maria Olazabal and Jiménez

What's been your best round?

I have shot low rounds in tournaments but sometimes they are not the most memorable rounds.  What I mean is that a very memorable round could be one where, perhaps I have been a long way behind the leader on the Sunday of a tournament and played a great round of golf to win.

Sometimes a memorable round could be one where the weather is terrible, playing conditions are very tough and I have shot a level par round, when other players are shooting over par scores.  This can be a great round too.

What’s your secret in keeping competitive after age 50?

I still work very hard. I practise and I train in the gym. Although I have been almost 30 years on Tour, it’s as important as ever to put in the hard work in order to give myself the best chance of playing well. I play a lot of tournaments these days on the PGA TOUR Champions for the over-50s and this is a very competitive Tour. All the Pros have achieved a great deal in their careers and it is tough to win on this Tour. But I still love the competition and the feeling I get as I walk on to the 1st tee in a tournament. I am still hungry to win every week.

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