Miguel Angel Jimenez came out on top in a three-man playoff to successfully defend his Hong Kong Open title in Fanling.
The Spaniard birdied the first playoff hole to defeat Welshman Stuart Manley and Thailand's Prom Meesawat. The win marks the 20th victory of his career, moving him up to 38th in the Official World Golf Rankings. Jimenez also broke his own record as the European Tour’s oldest winner by defending the crown he won 12 months ago. It is the fourth time he has won this event.
Jimenez broke his leg soon after winning the Hong Kong Open last year, so this win marks an incredible comeback for a man who turns 50-years-old in January 2014.
After the win, Jimenez set his sights on making the European Ryder Cup team at Gleneagles in 2014. “If I play the way I am playing this week I will be in the Ryder Cup Team,” he said. “There is one more year to go and now I get this victory here it will help a lot. You never know; I would love to be part of the team again.”
Jimenez uses a full compliment of PING clubs and the third generation of the Srixon Z-STAR golf ball. It marked the 70th worldwide victory for Srixon Sports.