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The Best Thing About Miguel Angel Jimenez's Win...

...which made him the oldest ever to win on the European Tour, was the trophy ceremony photo opp. I believe that's the trophy you can see amidst the cigar smoke?

"Winning now, and becoming the oldest winner on the tour at 48, my goodness. Twenty-four years I've been on the tour, I've been around a long time," Jimenez said. "But I still love it and that is fantastic, to love what you're doing, and enjoy yourself, keep fit, keep working myself a little bit and stretching a lot. And that's the main thing to do to keep the body to compete with the new guns."

Oh and a white belt to support the paunch, too! Where's Marty Hackel when you need him?

The SI/ Confidential talked about the historic win.

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Reader Comments (13)

Being your own man is always in style. Bravo Miguel!
11.18.2012 | Unregistered CommenterRick1V
LOVE The Mechanic! Bravo!!
11.18.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDel the Funk
He has been promoted to first Most Interesting Man in the World! That other guy has been moved down one notch.
11.18.2012 | Unregistered CommenterKLG
I double dog dare him to play with his hair ''down'' and not in a pony tail.

A reward to himself, another notch in the white belt of self esteem!
11.18.2012 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
11.18.2012 | Unregistered Commenterchico
Great win for da Mechanic.

Digs: He needs the ponytail...otherwise his hair would get tangled up with the cub during his (cool yet functional) whirlybird swing.

Love that finish position though...
11.19.2012 | Unregistered Commenterjohnnycz
He has real "style", not the manufactured style we see so many attempt to fail to attain.
I followed him around yesterday and I don't think he mishit a shot all day. He even found some time to flirt with the Emirates girls.

It's gotta have something to do with that 'Special Grape Juice'.....

El golfista más interesante en el mundo.

11.19.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDick Mahoon
bravo MAJ.
No enough players of his ilk around today.
Too many cookie cut types.
Not much individuality.
11.19.2012 | Unregistered CommenterStanley Thompson
Did he say 'keep fit'?
I feel better about myself already!
11.19.2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrad
I think he enjoys life so much because he literally PLAYS golf for a living. He's not out there playing golf swing. He's just getting the ball in the hole any way he can and I think he's perfectly at ease with the fact that he's not always going to be successful at it.
11.19.2012 | Unregistered CommenterKRoper
I think he has won 19 times, not counting Ryder Cup. Not a shabby career record.

There should be more like him. I'm not anti-Monty like Some Around Here, but of the two I would take MAJ's easy-going bonhmie and cheery disposition, win or lose, over Monty's frenetic intensity at the first little obstruction. Reminds me why I watch pro golf. They are not in quest of the cure for cancer.
11.19.2012 | Unregistered CommenterGhillie
Really hard not to like this guy.
11.22.2012 | Unregistered CommenterRH

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