Miguel Ángel has won his second Major of the year, The Senior Open presented by Rolex, with a final round of 69 strokes and a 12 under par total, to win by one stroke from the German Bernhard Langer on the Old Course of St Andrews, "the best possible scenario where every golfer dreams of winning".
It is proving to be an excellent season on the veterans’ circuit, in which he had eight Top Ten finishes including one victory and a second place: he won his first Major in May at the Regions Tradition and he was second in the US Senior Championship.
In the four tournaments he has played on the European Tour he has not dropped below 20th place: 7th in Hong Kong, 19th in Dubai, 14th in Italy and 12th in Austria.
Jiménez said after completing his final round, "I'm happy, very excited, it's a very special victory, one of the most important in my career. Second Major of the year and in St. Andrews, in the cradle of golf, in the best possible scenario where every golfer dreams of winning. It is incredible, impressive.”
He knew he was hitting the ball well but he was also aware that it was not going to be an easy tournament, quite the opposite.
“I have been patient and I have tried to keep calm at all times and not lose concentration. When you get to St. Andrews you feel something different, it's a place that inspires, it's the history of our sport. Seve won his second Open here and it has always been the mirror in which we have all reflected, but it has not been my only inspiration this week: playing the first two rounds with Tom Watson and Bernardo (Bernhard Langer) has been an incredible experience. Two golf "masters" that play the ball impressively well and that gave me inspiration”.
"The putt for par of the 17th hole was crucial, it restored my calm, it was very important to go to 18 with a stroke of advantage. It has been a very exciting victory”