Team Europe Profile: Miguel Angel Jiménez -- Vice Captain

Miguel Angel Jiménez -- Vice Captain

Age: 48
Hometown: Malaga, Spain
Birthplace: Malaga
Birthdate: January 5th, 1964
Fanily:  Children: Miguel Angel (1995), Victor (1999)
Turned Professional: 1982


Years Played: 1999, 04 (winners), 08, 10 (winners), 12 (Vice Captain)
Total Matches: 15
Career Ryder Cup Record (W-L-H): 4-8-3
Singles (W-L-H): 1-3-0
Foursomes (W-L-H): 0-4-2
Fourballs (W-L-H): 3-1-1
Total Points Won: 5 1/2
Total Points Won Point %: 36.6


1999: The Country Club
United States 14 1/2, Europe 13 1/2
Day 1 Foursomes: Jiménez/Harrington (halved) with Love III/Stewart
Day 1 Fourballs: Jiménez/Olazábal  beat Sutton/Maggert (2 & 1) 
Day 2 Foursomes: Jiménez/Harrington lost to Pate/Woods (1 hole) 
Day 2: Fourballs: Jiménez/Olazábal (halved) with Leonard/Sutton 
Singles: Jiménez lost to Pate (2 & 1) 
2004: Oakland Hills Country Club
Europe 18 1/2, United States 9 1/2
Day 1 Fourballs: Jiménez/Clarke beat Love III/Campbell (5 & 4) 
Day 1 Foursomes: Jiménez/Levet lost to DiMarco/Haas (3 & 2)
Day 2 Foursomes: Jiménez/Levet lost to Mickelson/Toms (4 & 3) 
Singles: Jiménez lost to DiMarco (1 hole)
2008: Valhalla Golf Club
United States 16 1/2, Europe 11 1/2
Day 1 Fourballs: Jiménez/Garcia lost to Leonard/Mahan (4 & 3)
Day 2 Foursomes: Jiménez/McDowell (halved) with Leonard/Mahan
Singles: Jiménez lost to Furyk (1 hole) 
2010: Celtic Manor Resort
Europe 14 1/2, United States 13 1/2
Session 2 Foursomes:  Jiménez/Hanson lost to Woods/Stricker (4 & 3)
Session 3 Fourballs: Jiménez/Hanson beat Watson/Overton (2 holes)
Singles: Jiménez beat Watson (4 & 3) 


One of the most game’s great characters who enjoyed a prolific 2010 season, winning three times en route to finishing ninth in The Race to Dubai. Began the year with his 16th European Tour title at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and added wins at the Alstom Open de France – where a year earlier he had marked his 500th Tour appearance - and the Omega European Masters. Was also part of the victorious European 2010 Ryder Cup Team – his fourth Ryder Cup appearance - contributing two points out of three at The Celtic Manor Resort. A lover of fine wines and Havana cigars, he had a new experience when one of his creations hosted a European Tour event for the first time when the 2009 Moravia Silesia Open presented by ALO Diamonds was played at Prosper Golf Club over the Old Course he designed. One of seven brothers, he took up golf as a 15 year old while picking up the balls at the range and caddieing. Inspired by watching the likes of Seve Ballesteros, Sandy Lyle and Sam Torrance when he was caddying at the 1979 Spanish Open at Torrequebrada (Málaga) and decided to take up the game seriously. In 2004, he emerged as the season’s most prolific champion when claimed four titles on his way to finishing fourth on The European Tour Order of Merit, equalling his highest position. Has represented Spain 12 times in World Cups and is nicknamed ‘the Mechanic’ – for his preference for driving, rather than repairing, high performance vehicles, especially his gleaming red Ferrari.



1992 PIAGET Open
1994 Heineken Dutch Open
1998 Turespaña Masters Open Baleares, Trophée Lancôme
1999 Turespaña Masters Open Andalucia, Volvo Masters Andalucia
2003 Turespaña Mallorca Classic
2004 Johnnie Walker Classic, Algarve Open de Portugal Caixa Geral de Depositos, BMW Asian Open, BMW International Open
2005 Omega Hong Kong Open, Celtic Manor Wales Open
2008 UBS Hong Kong Open, BMW PGA Championship (play-off)
2010 Omega Dubai Desert Classic (play-off), Alstom Open de France (play-off), Omega European Masters
1988 Open de L’inforatique (FRA)
1989 Benson and Hedges Trophy (with Xonia Wunsch-Ruiz) (ESP)
1999 Oki Telepizza – Oliva Nova (ESP)
Vivendi Seve Trophy 2000 (winners), 02, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11