Miguel Ángel Jiménez

Born: 5 January 1964, Málaga

Turned pro: 1982

After working his way up through the caddie ranks at his Costa del Sol home club of Torrequebrada, Miguel Ángel Jiménez earned his European Tour card by finishing sixth at the 1988 Qualifying School, was 85th in his first full season (1989) and in 1992 broke through for his first tour title, the Piaget Open in Belgium. Severiano Ballesteros’ vice captain in the 1997 Ryder Cup at Valderrama, and the only Spaniard to win the Volvo Masters (1999), he emerged in his 40s as the “elder statesman” of Spanish golf, enjoying his most successful years on the European Tour. His four victories made him the most prolific champion on the 2004 Tour, when he also equalled his career-best fourth place finish on the order of merit. In 1999 he lost a play-off to Tiger Woods in the 1999 American Express World Golf Championship at Valderrama, and the following year finished joint second behind the American (albeit by 15 shots!) in the US Open at Pebble Beach. In 2008 he won the European Tour’s flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

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Open de Andalucía returns to Málaga

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High-performance class in Dubai

It was towards the end of 2003 and the Coast’s favourite golfing son, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, was mingling with guests at a presentation lunch in the La Quinta clubhouse.

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High-performance class in Dubai

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