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Tiger's in the hunt, but here's some interesting background info on 2nd round leader Miguel Angel Jimenez. 

 

Last Nov just before his 49th birthday he became the oldest golfer to win on the European Tour picking up his 19th win on that tour.  Unfortunately, the Spaniard known for his love of cigars and fine wine broke his tibia while skiing a month later at Sierra Nevada ski area in Spain.

"When I took up skiing I knew the risks that I was taking, but I love it so much I could not stop," he told the European Tour website. "I was going down a hill and lost control briefly and when I fell it was very sore. I knew immediately I had broken something.

"The medical staff at Sierra Nevada took me for an x-ray straight away and I am very thankful to them, as well as all of the staff at the hospital, for their quick and professional response. "

 

Good luck Mr. Jimenez.  Nice comeback.  If he hangs on to win the British Open he would be the oldest champ in this tourney's storied history.

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post #2 of 17

Yes, they were showing his warm up dance on the news last night.  Colorful character that guy is!

 

post #3 of 17

plans to watch today and tomorrow. Go Tiger.

post #4 of 17

And it is Tiger by a nose with only a whole lot to go.  

 

The contour on the greens appear very evil, and the rough is eating some of those guys whole.  

 

They do hold the spirit of the game in the highest regard though, showed a machine that poured like 20 pints of beer at a tine.  icon14.gif

post #5 of 17

Well, Sergio came in with a great -3 today so birdies are certainly possible.  Angel Cabrera remains my favorite in this thing.  He simply plods along seemingly carefree, and has won majors before.  All eyes are on Tiger who is playing well this year, but Cabrera is more fun to watch, at least to me.

 

At 265 lbs, he seemingly plods along as opposed to walking briskly:

 

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post #6 of 17

Jimenez got way lucky on that par 5 9 with his second shot

post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by Jamesj View Post

Tiger's in the hunt, but here's some interesting background info on 2nd round leader Miguel Angel Jimenez. 

 

Last Nov just before his 49th birthday he became the oldest golfer to win on the European Tour picking up his 19th win on that tour.  Unfortunately, the Spaniard known for his love of cigars and fine wine broke his tibia while skiing a month later at Sierra Nevada ski area in Spain.

"When I took up skiing I knew the risks that I was taking, but I love it so much I could not stop," he told the European Tour website. "I was going down a hill and lost control briefly and when I fell it was very sore. I knew immediately I had broken something.

"The medical staff at Sierra Nevada took me for an x-ray straight away and I am very thankful to them, as well as all of the staff at the hospital, for their quick and professional response. "

 

Good luck Mr. Jimenez.  Nice comeback.  If he hangs on to win the British Open he would be the oldest champ in this tourney's storied history.

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Tweet from Keegan Bradley:

 

Keegan Bradley         @Keegan_Bradley

On range after my round Miguel a Jimenez walked past me with aviator sunglasses, cigar and bottle of wine. Maybe he is the coolest man alive

post #8 of 17

Be aware of Ryan Moore.  

He is only a couple back and lives under the radar; he also holds a better amature record than Tiger.  He has been a journeyman pro for 8 or 9 years now but he has the even disposition to break through on a stage like this.  

post #9 of 17

To quote on of my favorite movies..."Does Phil feel lucky?"

post #10 of 17

The Golf Gods are with Phil today.  He is playing great and is getting bounces, too.  His strategy was perfect.

 

http://www.golfchannel.com/news/golftalkcentral/coach-harmon-likes-mickelsons-game-plan/
 


Edited by quant2325 - 7/21/13 at 9:22am
post #11 of 17

He did it!

post #12 of 17

That was impressive!  

 

Does anybody remember Phil winning 2 weeks in a row?

post #13 of 17

LEFTY POWER!!!!  Did not see this coming, actually had Tiger and Kuchar in the pool at work. After the heartbreak at Merion, (and all those other U.S.Opens) it was nice to see some bounces go his way. Probably the best final round I have seen since Johnny Miller in '73. Most golfers end up with scars that never quite heal after tough losses.  Phil seems to be the only golfer in history to not suffer from scar damage. WELL DONE!!!!yahoo.gif

post #14 of 17

Does anybody remember Phil winning 2 weeks in a row?

Actually won the Bell South the week before one of his Masters wins (2004?)

post #15 of 17

(CRS syndrome) Phil who?

 

Does anyone remember Tiger playing 2 weeks in a row?

post #16 of 17

BTW - his putting was sizzling hot

post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by chip inderhol View Post
After the heartbreak at Merion, (and all those other U.S.Opens) it was nice to see some bounces go his way. Probably the best final round I have seen since Johnny Miller in '73. Most golfers end up with scars that never quite heal after tough losses.  Phil seems to be the only golfer in history to not suffer from scar damage. WELL DONE!!!!yahoo.gif

 

Yes, I must admit I kept thinking of the similarities between Greg Norman and Phil choking in the BIG ONES.  Glad he has landed this huge accomplishment.  He really does seem like a great all around guy.

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