Miguel Angel Jimenez has an enduring love affair with the Hong Kong Open as he seeks to capture a record fifth title in October
Fifty-one-year-old Miguel Jimenez has won 14 of his 21 European Tour career titles since turning 40. This is an European Tour record
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 49-year-old Spaniard birdied the first extra hole at the Hong Kong Golf Club to defeat Thailand's Prom Meesawat and Stuart Manley of Wales and collect a winner's cheque of $216,660.
Jimenez, who broke his leg just seven months ago, leads by one stroke from a star-studded chasing pack of Tiger Woods, Lee Westwood, Dustin Johnson and Henrik Stenson.
Another Spaniard Rafael Cabrera-Bello was in second place at three under through eight holes, with 2009 Open champion Stewart Cink, Germany's former world number one Martin Kaymer, Dustin Johnson of the United States and fellow American Jimmy Walker all at two under after a handful of holes.
Lee Westwood has the opening-round lead at a Major for the first time in 55 tries and the 38-year-old Englishman might just capture his first major title this week at the 76th Masters.
Tiger Woods will be paired with first-time Augusta National starter Bae Sang-Moon of South Korea and Spanish veteran Miguel Angel Jimenez in the first two rounds of the 76th Masters.