A picture of Miguel Angel Jimenez smoking a cigar, holding chopsticks
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A picture of Miguel Angel Jimenez smoking a cigar, holding chopsticks


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Miguel Angel Jimenez is an amazing man. The 49-year-old Spaniard is the oldest winner in European Tour history, a golf icon and the envy of millions of men.

So, of course, Jimenez was photographed doing something in China so cool it stops you in your tracks. At the BMW Masters at Lake Malaren, Jimenez was shot smoking his trademark cigar, using chopsticks to hold it instead of his fingers.

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If 98 percent of other people did this, they would (a) look extremely dorky and (b) make an awkward face at the camera to try to hide the fact that they're dorky. But this is the Mechanic, so it not only looks distinguished, but also doesn't seem insensitive.

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Heading into the European Tour's inaugural, four-event Finals Series, Jimenez is ranked 17th in the Race to Dubai standings. The shot shows Jimenez knows he's playing well, and the results back that up since he has finished inside the top five in three of his last six European Tour starts.

And if you're looking for more incredible photos of Jimenez and his cigars, Getty Images has a ton of beauties.

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