Miguel Angel Jimenez Gets Into Winning Mode Ahead of Indian Open Golf

Updated: 30 January 2015 18:25 IST

Jimenez, who turned 51 on January 5, won the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai in Hawaii, carding 69, 64 and 66 in the three-round event to total 17-under 199 and finished one shot clear of former champion Mark O'Meara (69, 67, 64), who ended at 16-under 200.

Miguel Angel Jimenez Gets Into Winning Mode Ahead of Indian Open Golf
A file photo of Miguel Angel Jimenez. © NDTV

New Delhi:

Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez, who is poised to make his debut at the Indian Open next month, moved into winning mode by emerging victorious at the Tournament of Champions on the Seniors Tour this weekend.

Jimenez, who turned 51 on January 5, won the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai in Hawaii, carding 69, 64 and 66 in the three-round event to total 17-under 199 and finished one shot clear of former champion Mark O'Meara (69, 67, 64), who ended at 16-under 200.

The Spanish veteran will headline a strong field comprising players from Asia and Europe as the $1.5 million Indian Open gets underway here. The tournament will be co-sanctioned between the Asian and European Tour and will be held between Feb 19-22 at the Delhi Golf Club.

Jimenez, a 26-time winner around the world including 21 times on European Tour and seven times on Asian Tour, has now won two times in three starts on Champions Tour. He won the Greater Gwinnett Championship last year, a week after finishing fourth in the 2014 Masters.

In May 2014, he won the Spanish Open at 50 years and 133 days to break his own record as the oldest European Tour champion.

Jimenez has also represented Europe in the Ryder Cup on four occasions and figured in the winning team twice. He was also the playing captain of Team Europe at the inaugural EurAsia Cup in Malaysia last year which ended in a thrilling 10-10 tie with Team Asia.

The Indian Open will see a strong Indian line-up who will compete against some of the best in the world.

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