Euro Tour player Miguel Angel Jimenez

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Euro Tour player Miguel Angel Jimenez

OK, Jimenez won his 4th Hong Kong Open title today so I figured he would be a good choice for the next player profile. I've seen him play for years in the Open and other events like the Ryder Cup, but never dug into his career. So here goes:

Born in Málaga in southern Spain, Jiménez first played on the European Tour in 1988 and improved steadily over the next few seasons. He skipped college to tour pro. His first win on the tour came at the Piaget Belgian Open in 1992.

He has finished inside the top 100 on the European Tour Order of Merit every season since 1989. In 1994 he finished fifth on the European Tour Order of Merit.

In 2004 he once again bounced back from some modest seasons, notching up another fourth place finish on the Order of Merit, and winning four European Tour events, which was more than any other player.

2008 proved to be another good season with two wins, including the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, in which he beat Oliver Wilson in a play-off. His form earned Jiménez a spot on the 2008 Ryder Cup team. He finished the season ranked fourth on the Order of Merit once more.

While defending his BMW PGA Championship title in 2009, Jiménez scored a rare albatross (double eagle) by holing a 206-yard (188 m) six-iron on his second shot on the par-five fourth. It was the second such feat of his competitive career.[2]

In February 2010, Jiménez won the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, beating Lee Westwood in a playoff[3] and in July added the Alstom Open de France, beating Alejandro Cañizares and Francesco Molinari on the first hole of a playoff. He won his third event of the year at the Omega European Masters, finishing three strokes ahead of Edoardo Molinari

Jiménez was named as Europe's fourth assistant captain for the Ryder Cup in 2012.[4] Later in 2012 he won his 19th European Tour event at the UBS Hong Kong Open, and in doing so became the oldest ever winner on the European Tour.

While skiing in southern Spain on 29 December 2012, Jiménez fell and suffered a right tibial plateau fracture, which required surgery and kept him out of competition for several months.

No wins on the PGA Tour, but had a 2nd place finished at the US Open in 1991 20 wins on the Euro Tour, now I guess 21. 7 wins on the Asian Tour.