Wife, Susanna; Miguel Angel (5/7/95), Victor (1/5/99)
Malaga; ; Spain
City Plays From
Miguel Angel Jimenez GC (Torremolinos, Spain)
PGA TOUR: None/International Player
One of seven brothers, he took up golf at age 15 while picking up the balls at the range and caddying. Inspired by watching Seve Ballesteros, Sandy Lyle and Sam Torrance when he was caddying at the 1979 Spanish Open at Torrequebrada (Málaga). Nicknamed "The Mechanic" but enjoys driving cars as opposed to repairing them. Has an affinity for high-performance vehicles and owns a red Ferrari
Opened his new golf school near Torremolinos, Spain in January 2013
Is a lover of fine wines and cigars
Son, Miguel Angel, is a member of the golf team at Nova Southeastern University in Florida.
One of seven brothers, he took up golf at age 15 while picking up the balls at the range and caddying. Inspired by watching Seve Ballesteros, Sandy Lyle and Sam Torrance when he was caddying at the 1979 Spanish Open at Torrequebrada (Málaga). Nicknamed "The Mechanic" but enjoys driving cars as opposed to repairing them. Has an affinity for high-performance vehicles and owns a red Ferrari.
PGA TOUR Champions Victories (4)
2014 Greater Gwinnett Championship
2015 Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai
2016 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic presented by C Spire
2017 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic
PGA TOUR (21)
1992 Piaget Belgian Open [Eur].
1994 Heineken Dutch Open [Eur].
1998 Turespana Masters Open Baleares [Eur], Lancome Trophy [Eur].
1999 Turespana Masters Open [Eur], Volvo Masters [Eur].
2003 Turespana Mallorca Classic [Eur].
2004 Johnnie Walker Classic [Eur], Algarve Open de Portugal [Eur], BMW Asian Open [Eur], BMW International Open [Eur].
2004 Omega Hong Kong Open [Eur], Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open [Eur].
2007 UBS Hong Kong Open [Eur].
2008 BMW PGA Championship [Eur].
2010 Omega Dubai Desert Classic [Eur], Alstom Open de France [Eur], Omega European Masters [Eur].
2012 UBS Hong Kong Open [Eur].
2013 Hong Kong Open [Eur].
2014 Open de Espana [Eur].
PGA TOUR (5)
1988 Open de Linforatique [Fr].
1999 Benson & Hedges Trophy [with Xonia Wunach-Ruiz], Oki Telepizza Olivia Nova [Sp], Dunhill Cup [with Sergio Garcia and Jose Maria Olazabal].
2000 Dunhill Cup [with Miguel Angel Martin and Jose Maria Olazabal].
Ryder Cup (4) 1999, 2004, 2008, 2010
World Cup (14): 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013
Was the 36-hole leader at the Chubb Classic following rounds of 65-67. However, his closing-round 1-under-par 71 could not hold off a bogey-free Sunday effort from Fred Couples, who would go on to a three-stroke victory. Runner-up marked his fifth on PGA TOUR Champions since winning the 2016 Mitsubishi Electric Classic
Successfully defended his Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic in April when he sank a 10-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hold to defeat Gene Sauers, the 36-hole leader. Appeared in control of things with a two-stroke margin going to the 54th hole, but made a double bogey, giving Sauers new life. However, he made quick work of his new opportunity, sinking the putt for the victory and his fourth PGA TOUR Champions title
Finished T8 in his next start at the Mitsubishi Electric Classic near Atlanta. It was his fourth straight top-10 finish in as many starts in the event
Finished T8 in his debut at the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge along with teammate Jose Maria Olazabal.
2015:Once again competed around the world, including six starts on the Champions Tour as well as events on both the European and Asian Tours
Was among the top 30 on the Champions Tour money list for most of the year before dropping out of the top 30 following the year's last full-field event at the Toshiba Classic when he opted not to compete
His final start on the Champions Tour came at the Shaw Charity Classic in August
Highlight of his Champions Tour campaign came in his first start at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai. Emerged from a crowded leaderboard to win the season-opening event, which came in just his third career Champions Tour start. Shared the 36-hole lead with Rocco Mediate. After an up-and-down front nine Sunday, he made birdies on six of his final nine holes for the win. His key birdie came at No. 17 when he dropped in a 20-foot putt to break a tie with Mark O'Meara at 16-under-par and went on for the victory. He became the eighth player to win the event in his first start
At the co-sanctioned European Tour-Asian Tour True Thailand Classic in mid-February, held a share of the first-round lead and the outright 36-hole lead at Black Mountain Club. Played the final two rounds in 2-under (69-73) to finish T7 with three others, three shots behind winner Andrew Dodt in Hua Hin
Had weekend rounds of 68-67 at the BMW PGA Championship in late-May to T2 with Thongchai Jaidee, six shots shy of winner Byeong-Hun An. On his fifth shot of the day, made a hole-in-one at the par-3 second hole
One week earlier was among four players to T2 at the Open de Espana
Had four par-or-better rounds at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open to T10 with six others at Gullane GC
Was a constant on the leaderboard at The Senior Open Championship in July at Sunningdale near London and eventually finished fourth overall
Shared the 36-hole lead with Colin Montgomerie at Calgary's Shaw Charity Classic in August, but his final-round, 4-over-par 74 dropped him to T12
Best PGA TOUR finish in six starts was a T34 at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play, losing to Bubba Watson in the first round and falling 2-down to Louis Oosthuizen on the second day before defeating Keegan Bradley in the third round. Even with the match win, was unable to advance. 2013: Capped his season in record fashion when he extended his own record as the European Tour's oldest winner by retaining his Hong Kong Open title after a playoff with Stuart Manley and Prom Meesawat. In early December, the Spaniard birdied the first extra hole with a clutch putt from 18 feet to capture his 20th European Tour title just weeks before his 50th birthday. It was also his 13th victory on the European Tour since turning 40. At age 49 years, 337 days he extended his own record as the oldest winner in European Tour history. He beat his previous record of 48 years and 318 days when he won the 2012 Hong Kong Open. It was his fourth Hong Kong Open title (also winning in 2004 and 2007)
Rebounded from an early January setback while skiing in his native Spain where he broke the tibia of his right leg, an injury that required surgery. Was out of action until late-April. Returned at the Open de Espana but missed the cut
In his next start, picked up his first top-10 of the campaign with a T4 at the BMW PGA Championship. Shot weekend rounds of 67 at Wentworth Club but finished a stroke out of the Matteo Manassero-Simon Kahn-Marc Warren playoff
Overcame a 1-over 71 in the first round at Firestone CC with ensuing rounds of 69-65-69 to finish T4 with Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational
Added a T5 at the Omega European Masters in September in Switzerland. Had four rounds of 60 at Crans-sur-Sierre GC in a tournament he won in 2010
Seemed ready to prove he was all the way back from injury when he finished regulation at the KLM Open tied with Joost Luiten in September in Zandvoort, the Netherlands. Shot a final-round 67 at Kennemer G&CC to force overtime but bogeyed the first extra hole to Luiten's par
Played in two major championships, with his best effort a T13 at The Open Championship
At the DP World Tour Championship, was the oldest player in the field and used a pair of 66s in the second and third rounds to T8 in Dubai. 2012: At the Open de Andalucia, a tournament he hosted and helped sponsor, he was T7
In April in South Korea, he was T5 at the Ballantine's Championship
Closed with a 3-under 67 for a T9 finish at The Open Championship, his first top-10 in a major since a T6 at the 2008 U.S. Open
Won the UBS Hong Kong Open for a record third time, shooting a final-round, 5-under 65 at Hong Kong GC to edge Fredrink Andersson Hed by a stroke. He also won in Hong Kong in 2004 and 2007, and with his latest victory became the oldest European Tour winner, at age 48. He was almost 10 months older than Des Smyth when Smyth won the 2001 Maderia Islands Open. Played bogey-free golf over his final 62 holes and only made two bogeys all tournament—both in the first round.2011: Advanced to the quarterfinals of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship for the first time since 2000. Defeated Yuta Ikeda (2 and 1), Ryan Palmer (4 and 2) and Ben Crane (7 and 6) before losing to Martin Kaymer (1-up)
Contended in South Korea before settling for a second-place finish at the Ballantine's Championship. Shot a final-round 71 to fall by a stroke to Lee Westwood. Opened his final round at Blackstone GC with bogeys on two of his first four holes and couldn't rally, making nothing but pars on his back nine. Shot four rounds in the 60s (68-65-69-67) to finish T2 in the Volvo Golf Champions
Shot a final-round 70 at the Andalucia Masters in his home country of Spain to fall to fellow countryman Sergio Garcia by a stroke. It was his third runner-up performance of the season. 2010: Edged Lee Westwood on the third playoff hole to win the Omega Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates GC in early February. The pair both shot final-round 72s and halved the first two playoff holes with pars before Jimenez parred the third playoff hole for the win
Came back in July to win the Alstom Open de France in Paris which locked up a spot on the European Ryder Cup team, his fourth time in the biennial competition. Added his third title at the Omega European Masters in Switzerland in September
At the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in Wales, compiled a 2-1-0 record during the European team's win
Shot a final-round 66 to climb up the leaderboard at the Barclays Singapore Open to T8. 2009: Best finish on the PGA TOUR was a T6 at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. Reached the milestone of 500 events played on the European Tour at the Open de France. The 2009 and 2010 Czech Open was also played at his course design, Prosper GC. 2008: Recorded what he considered the then-greatest victory of his career, at the BMW PGA Championship, when he defeated Oliver Wilson in one of the European Tour's flagship events. It was his second European Tour victory of the year (UBS Hong Kong Open)
Was 0-2-1 in his three Ryder Cup matches in the Europeans' five-point loss to the U.S. in Kentucky.2007: Began his season in 2006, at the UBS Hong Kong Open, where he T6
In mid-January, fired rounds of 65-68-68 over his final 54 holes but came up a stroke short of Paul Casey at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, finishing T2
Added his second top-10 in the desert when he T10 at the Dubai Desert Classic, his second consecutive top-10 at the event
Added another T10 at the BMW Asian Open
In May, he was T5 at the BMW PGA Championship, shooting a pair of 72s on the weekend
Two weeks later, at the BA-CA Golf Open in Austria, he had four rounds in the 60s to finish at 15-under and T3 a stroke out of the Richard Green-Jean-Francois Remesy playoff that Green won
Contended again at the British Masters at The Belfry before settling for a T4 with six others
Final top-10 was a solo seventh at the Volvo Masters in Spain at Valderrama GC
In his only major championship where he made the cut, he T12 at The Open Championship (missed the cut at the Masters and PGA Championship). 2006: Made eight PGA TOUR appearances, with his best performance coming in April at the year's first Masters, a T11 at Augusta National
Was fifth at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship for his first top-10 of the season
Added a T4 two weeks later, at the Dubai Desert Classic
At the BMW Championship at Wentworth Club, was in second, three strokes off David Howell's leading pace through 54 holes. Shot a final-round, even-par 72 to finish solo third, six strokes behind Howell
Final top-10 was at the BA-CA Golf Open. Had a hiccup with a 74 in the third round that ruined any chances of victory after shooting 67s in the first, second and final rounds. 2005: Best PGA TOUR finish was a T17 in February at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship
In early December 2004, he began his European Tour season in style by winning the Omega Hong Kong Open. At Hong Kong GC, fashioned a final-round 66 to hold off Padraig Harrington (67 Sunday) for a one-shot win
With a one-shot lead, 54-hole lead over Ernie Els at the Dubai Desert Classic, he shot a 2-under 70 on the final day but watched as Els, with a 68, passed him by to win by one
Picked up win No. 2 by shooting a sterling, final-round 62 at The Celtic Manor Wales Open to roll to a four-stroke win over Martin Erlandsson
Had bookend 67s in the first and final rounds at the Mallorca Classic to T8 at Pula GC in Spain. 2004: At age 40, had a career year, as he claimed four titles on his way to finishing fourth on the European Tour Order of Merit, equaling his highest position
First championship came at the Johnnie Walker Classic in Bangkok, Thailand. Opened with a 70 then reeled off rounds of 66-67-68 to beat Thomas Bjorn by two shots
Second title of the season was at the Algarve Open de Portugal by two strokes over Terry Price
Won for the second time in Asia, this time in China, at the BMW Asian Open in Shanghai. Was six strokes behind Simon Dyson when the final round began, but a 67, combined with Dyson's 76 gave him the three-shot victory
At the BMW International Open in Munich, he earned his final win, playing superb golf all week with four rounds in the 60s (68-66-67-66) at GC Munchen Eichenried
Fell short of a fifth win a week later at the Omega European Masters in Switzerland, ending runner-up to Luke Donald
Lost in the semifinals of the HSBC World Match Play Championship and finished T3 at the Wentworth Club
Late in the year, at the PGA TOUR's unofficial Shinhan Korea Golf Championship, he was T2 to Arron Oberholser at JungMun GC on Jeju Island
Was 1-3 playing in his second Ryder Cup, with his lone victory coming in four-ball play with Darren Clarke as his partner. 2003: Won the weather-shortened Turespana Mallorca Classic by a stroke over fellow countryman Jose Maria Olazabal
Despite playing terrific golf all week at the Linde German Masters, finishing 24-under after rounds of 67-62-67-68, he still lost by two strokes to K.J. Choi (63-68-64-67)
Had three top-10s in four starts in the late summer, with a T6 at the Scandic Carlsberg Scandinavian Masters and T8s at the Nordic Open and the Omega European Masters. 2002: Played as a PGA TOUR member for the first time, making 19 starts and 10 cuts. Best finish was a T9 at the Masters
Also played in 11 European Tour tournaments, with his top showing a T6 at the BMW Asian Open in November 2011. 2001: Only top-10s were a trio of T3 performances, with two of them coming in back-to-back starts. At The Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, he was a distant four strokes behind David Duval
The following week, at The TNT Open in the Netherlands, was four shots behind winner Bernhard Langer
Early in the year in Spain, at the Via Digital Open de Espana, was T3, three strokes shy of winner Robert Karlsson. 2000: Played in 11 PGA TOUR events and had two top-10s, including a T2 with Ernie Els, 15 shots behind winner Tiger Woods at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach GL. Finished the year by teaming with fellow Spaniard Jose Maria Olazabal, for a T7 showing at the year's last World Golf Championships event, the EMC World Cup
Finished 11th on the European Tour's Order of Merit, where he recorded four top 10s. 1999: Qualified for the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship but lost in the first round
Competed in his first PLAYERS Championship, finishing T38 at TPC Sawgrass
Had a pair of T10s in the U.S., at the FedEx St. Jude Classic and at the PGA Championship
Finished fourth on the European Tour Order of Merit for a second consecutive seasonWas right at home in Spain, winning in his hometown of Malaga, at the Turespana Masters, by four strokes over Steve Webster
Late in the season, had a great two weeks in Spain. Won the Volvo Masters in Jerez, taking a two-stroke win over Retief Goosen, Padraig Harrington and Bernhard Langer
The following week, suffered a major disappointment at the inaugural World Golf Championships-American Express Championship at Valderrama. Forced a playoff with Tiger Woods with a 69-69 weekend before dropping a decision to Woods when Woods made birdie on the first extra hole
Playing in his first Ryder Cup representing Europe, he had a 1-2-2 record in the Europeans' one-point loss to the United States in Massachusetts. 1998: Was a multiple-tournament winner for the first time in his career and finished fourth on the Order of Merit. First title came at the Turespana Masters Open Baleares in Spain, beating Miguel Angel Martin by two strokes in Mallorca
Win No. 2 happened four months after his first—finally winning the Trophee Lancome after his 1994 disappointment in France. Beat a quartet of players, including David Duval and Mark O'Meara by two shots, thanks to a chip in for a birdie at the 72nd hole to win. In the process, he won that Tour's Canon Shot of the Year Award
Was also a runner-up at the Smurfit European Open at The K Club, a distant 10 shots behind Mathias Gronberg. 1997: Only PGA TOUR start came at The Open Championship (missed cut). Had three top-10s on the European Tour. His top showing was solo fourth at the Czech Open, a tournament at Prague Karlstein GC won by Bernhard Langer. 1996: Best major championship showing was a T24 at the PGA Championship, where he had four under-par rounds. Remained in the United States the following week, traveling to Colorado for the Sprint International
On the European Tour, began a streak of strong play at the Dubai Desert Classic, falling by a stroke and finishing second to Colin Montgomerie. It was his fourth consecutive year with at least one second-place finish
In May, was third at the Conte of Florence Italian Open, two strokes short of Jim Payne
Added three more top-10s to complete his season. 1995: Played in his first PGA TOUR events in the U.S., and played in all four major championships for the first time. Missed the cut at the Masters, was T28 at the U.S. Open, T88 at The Open Championship and T13 at the PGA Championship. Also received an invite to the Kemper Open, where he T64
On the European Tour, didn't win but was a runner-up for the third time in as many years. A first-round 73 at the Turespana Open de Mediterrania in Valencia, Spain, was his undoing. Had rounds of 69-69-68 at Escorpion but could only get within three strokes of winner Robert Karlsson
Had a similar tournament showing six months later, at the Collingtree British Masters, but with a T3 finish. Again opened with a 73 then finished with a 65-68-67. 1994: Won his second European Tour event, the Heineken Dutch Open, by two strokes over Howard Clark
In bid to win a second time in a season for the first time in his career, he was T2 at both the Honda Open and at the Trophee Lancome. Lost in a playoff to Robert Allenby at the Honda Open at Gut Kaden in Hamburg, Germany
At the Trophee Lancome, at St. Nom-la-Breteche in France, it was a bunched leaderboard entering the final round. Was tied with Vijay Singh for the lead, with Seve Ballesteros right behind. In the final round, Ballesteros shot 65, he shot 67 and Singh had a 66 to win by one
Finished with 10 top 10s and played in his first World Cup, pairing with Jose Rivero, with the duo finishing last (27th) in Puerto Rico. 1993: Enjoyed five top-10s, with a runner-up finish at the Canon European Masters his best showing. Took a two-stroke lead over Barry Lane into the final round at Crans-sur-Sierre in Switzerland. Had a difficult final round, shooting a 1-over 73 to T2 with a fast-charging Seve Ballesteros, two strokes behind Lane. 1992: Hit solid form later in the year and won his first European Tour title, taking the Piaget Belgian Open by three strokes over Barry Lane
Followed with a ninth-place showing at the German Masters and a T7 at the Iberia Madrid Open in October. Had two other top-10s for his best season since turning professional. 1991: Recorded top-10s in each of his first four events to open the season then didn't have another top-10 the rest of the season. Highlight of the season was his runner-up finish at the Girona Open. Shot a second-round 66 in his native Spain and was two off the pace through 36 holes. Came back with a 67 in the third round to move into solo second, two strokes behind Steven Richardson. Couldn't make up any ground with his Sunday 70 to finish solo second to Richardson
Played in his first major championship and was T78 at The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. 1990: Made his season debut at the Atlantic Open in Portugal and was T7. It was the first of four top-10s on the year (T6 at both the Tenerife Open and the El Bosque Open and fifth at the Scandinavian Enterprise Open). 1989: Played his first full, European Tour season, making the cut in half of his 22 starts. His best showing was a solo ninth at the Torras Monte Carlo. 1988: Made his European Tour debut, finishing T47 at the Peugeot Spanish Open. Played in three other tournaments, making the cut in all three.