Don’t let the body fool you. Miguel Angel Jimenez is a gosh darn athlete.
He just won for the seventh time on PGA Tour Champions on Sunday, taking down the Chubb Classic by beating Bernhard Langer (vying for his 40th win on the circuit) and Olin Browne on the first hole of a playoff in Naples, Fla. The win marks the sixth-consecutive season (out of six) the Mechanic has won at least one event on the 50-plus circuit. And every once in a while, he shows up on the European Tour and makes a deep run.
At 55 years old, Jimenez is still as limber and fit as ever. And he’s been putting in some work to keep getting better.
After winning the Chubb, Jimenez said he takes great pride in his consistency and longevity.
“It’s proving to myself, you know, I’m working hard,” he said. “I practice and go to the gym. Apart from smoking and drinking, I also work, no? Very hard. This is what I love to do. I love to play golf. To me, competing is my life.”
He added, “I have [won] every season, I have at least one victory, and that’s what we are looking for, no? Keeping
playing well and give yourself an opportunity on the weekend to get the trophy. That’s what we looking for, right?”
Jimenez will head to his home in the Dominican Republic for a week before heading back out to the circuit.
What a legend.