Miguel Angel Jimenez can become oldest European Tour winner at KLM Open
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Miguel Angel Jimenez can become oldest European Tour winner at KLM Open


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Miguel Angel Jimenez has been knocking at the door of upping the ante as the oldest European Tour winner in its history. Once again, he is rapping at that record as he leads the KLM Open through the first round in the Netherlands.

Jimenez shot 6-under 64 to take a one-shot lead over Robert Allenby and Gary Orr at Kennemer Golf and Country Club.

The Mechnic, who won this tournament in 2004, is well aware of the Spanish legacy of success.



“Seve's first win on the European Tour was here in 1976, and Jose Maria (Olazabal) also won here in 1989, so hopefully I can win here, too. That would be fantastic,” said Jimenez.

At 49 years old, Jimenez would surpass his own record as the oldest European Tour winner ever. He originally set the mark with a win in 2012 at the Hong Kong Open.

 

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