Miguel Angel Jimenez

Miguel Angel Jimenez

Residence: Malaga, Spain

DOB: 01/05/1964

One of Golfbidder’s favourite golfers! Sarcastically nicknamed ‘The Mechanic’ (because he hates tinkering with his high performance cars – preferring only to drive them), the cigar-smoking, Ferrari-driving, wine connoisseur from Spain is one of Europe’s finest golfers. Our biog photo shows Miguel doing what he does best at the 2006 BMW Championship at Wentworth. One of seven brothers, he didn’t take up golf until he was 15. He won his European Tour card in 1988 and secured his first win in the Belgian Open in 1992. Jiménez first played on the European Tour in 1988 and improved steadily over the next few seasons. After some weaker seasons he bounced back in 1998 and 1999, finishing fourth on the Order of Merit in consecutive years and winning four tournaments including the prestigious Volvo Masters. In 1999 he also came second in the WGC-American Express Championship, which is one of the elite World Golf Championships events, and made his Ryder Cup debut. A great team player – he won the Alfred Dunhill Cup in 1999 and 2000, the Seve Trophy in 2000 and was part of Europe’s victorious Ryder Cup team in 2004 – where, when asked his requirements for The Team Room replied: “Some Rioja, an espresso machine and cigars” all of which were provided. Jiménez has had great success in team events representing Europe and Spain, winning the Alfred Dunhill Cup in 1999 and 2000, the Seve Trophy in 2000 and the Ryder Cup in 2004. In 2005 he won the Spanish Pairs final, with Andrés Jiménez at La Cala Resort in Andalucia, Spain. 2008 could not have got off to a better start for Miguel. He beat Lee Westwood into second place in his season opening UBS Hong Kong Open following this up with a win in the BMW PGA Championship that earned him a on the 2008 Ryder Cup team. Like all of his fellow countrymen, Miguel love playing in the Ryder Cup and was very disappointed with his return of only ½ a point from his 3 matches in 2008.


Miguel Angel Jimenez Club History

Below is a selection of clubs used by Miguel Angel Jimenez throughout his career



Miguel Angel Jimenez Tournament History

2008 World Golf Championship - CA Championship

13-16 March - Arnold Palmer Invitational - Bay Hill Club and Lodge. In typical Tiger fashion, the world #1 sank a 24-foot putt on the 72nd hole at Bay Hill for his fifth consecutive win, much to the annoyance of Bart Bryant who was looking for his first win since 2005. This was his biggest challenge since this streak began 7 months ago, Woods outlasted 45-year-old Bart Bryant and won with a birdie putt on the 72nd hole for the first time in 7 years. He turned and slammed his cap to the ground, letting out a roar to celebrate his 64th career victory, tying Ben Hogan at #3 on the PGA Tour career list.

In Miguel Angel Jimenez's bag...A fantastic 65 in the opening round saw Miguel finish the first round in a tie for the lead with eventual winner Geoff Ogilvy. However the Golfbidder favourite couldn’t continue this form into the rest of the tournament, eventually finishing in a tie for 26th place.

The big Spaniard who is loved the world over for his unique attitude to the game is a member of the Ping tour stable. He started his set this week with a Ping G10 driver. He complimented this with a Ping TiSI Tec fairway wood that he has used for a number of seasons. He was using Ping’s premium iron offering, the S58’s that were complimented by the Ping Tour-W wedge. In this photo we can also cleary see that his putter is a Ping Redwood Anser.

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  • World Golf Championship - CA Championship 2008
  • World Golf Championship - CA Championship 2008


2007 Barclays Scottish Open

12-15 July - The Barclays Scottish Open - Loch Lomond. As the curtain raiser to the Open Championship the following week at Carnoustie, the Barclays Scottish Open attracted some of the biggest names in the world – Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Luke Donald and others all made the trip. It wasn’t, however, one of the big names who walked away with the £50,000 first prize – but a virtually unknown Frenchman - Gregory Havret - who holed a tricky 5-footer on the first extra hole to beat world no 3 Phil Mickelson in a play-off. The title also earned Havret the last remaining spot at the Open.

In Miguel Angel Jimenez's bag...In Miguel Angel Jiminez's bag at the Scottish Open - Ping Rapture driver, Ping S59 Tour irons and a Ping G5 Ug-Le Putter.

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  • Barclays Scottish Open 2007
  • Barclays Scottish Open 2007


2006 World Golf Championship - American Express Championship

28 September-1 October - American Express WGC - The Grove. From the Ryder Cup matches at the K Club in Ireland, many of the world’s best players headed across the Irish Sea to The Grove in Hertfordshire for the UK leg of the World Golf Championships. With an incredible 23 under par total, Tiger Woods demolished the field to take an astonishing 12th win out of 22 WGC events. Tiger left runners-up Ian Poulter and Adam Scott a very distant eight shots behind. The World Golf Championships are played over five continents – and feature the top 50 players from the Official World Golf Rankings along with top finishers on the money lists of six Tours comprising the International Federation of PGA Tours (PGA TOUR, European Tour, Australasian Tour, Japan Golf Tour, Asian Tour and Southern Africa Tour). The formats vary - match play, strokeplay and team - but the purses are always big. On this occasion, Tiger walked away (or rather flew away in his private jet) with over 1 million Euros. Hardly worth turning up was it?!

In Miguel Angel Jimenez's bag...Here we can see Miguel's Ping S59 irons - the eagle-eyed will see these are red dot - which is 1 degree flat. He's also using the new Ping Rapture driver - and Ping Redwood putter.

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  • World Golf Championship - American Express Championship 2006
  • World Golf Championship - American Express Championship 2006