Miguel Angel Jiménez

Profile: Miguel Angel Jiménez

Country: Spain
Born: 5.1.64
Birthplace: Malaga, Spain
Residence: Spain
Family: Wife: Montserrat (m. 1991); Children: Miguel Angel (1995), Victor (1999)
European Tour International Schedule Victories: Total 15
Other Tournament Victories: 3
Turned Professional: 1982
Teams: Ryder Cup 1999, 04 (winners); Alfred Dunhill Cup 1990, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99 (winners), 00 (winners); World Cup 1990, 92, 93, 94, 00, 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07; Seve Trophy 2000 (winners), 02, 03, 05, 07


Years played: 1999, 04
Overall record: Played 9, Won 2, Lost 5, Halved 2: Points 3
Singles: Played 2, Won 0, Lost 2, Halved 0
Foursomes: Played 4, Won 0, Lost 3, Halved 1
Fourballs: Played 3, Won 2, Lost 0, Halved 1

1999: The Country Club; Europe 13½ USA 14½
Day 1 Foursomes: Jiménez/Harrington (halved) with Love III/Stewart
Day 1 Fourballs: Jiménez/Olazábal (2 and 1) beat Sutton/Maggert
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 and 1)

2004: Oakland Hills CC; Europe 18½ USA 9½
Day 1 Fourballs: Clarke/Jiménez (5 and 4) beat Love III/Campbell
Day 2 Foursomes: Jiménez/Levet lost to DiMarco/Haas (3 and 2)
Day 2 Foursomes: Jiménez/Levet lost to Mickelson/Toms (4 and 3)
Singles: Jiménez lost to DiMarco (1 hole)

Miguel Angel Jiménez has experienced both sides of The Ryder Cup's emotional spectrum having been a member of the European Team which lost at Brookline in 1999 but also a member of Bernhard Langer's victorious Team at Oakland Hills in 2004. The Spaniard famously requested "Rioja wine, an espresso machine and cigars" as his requirements for the European Team Room. Owes his place in Captain Nick Faldo's Team to an outstanding 2008 season in which he has won twice, thereby taking his overall tally of European Tour victories to 15. Jiménez started the season in fine fashion, collecting €255,710 in prize money for winning the UBS Hong Kong Open. But that winner's cheque was dwarfed by the €750,000 he picked up for triumphing at The European Tour's flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club. A tied sixth place in the US Open Championship pushed Jiménez to the brink of automatic qualification for The European Team, and he cemented his place when finishing in a tie for third in The Barclays Scottish Open at Loch Lomond. Seven top ten finishes this season point to the Spaniard's consistency, and ably demonstrate why he will be a force to be reckoned with at Valhalla.