Miguel Ángel Jiménez makes history on the European Tour

The Malaga golfer will start the Hero Open this Thursday, being the 707th tournament on the circuit he plays, more than any other player in history.


The Malaga golfer Miguel Ángel Jiménez will beat this Thursday, with 707, the record for tournaments played on the European Circuit when he starts at the tee of the one in the Hero Open, and on Wednesday he stated that he does not know if he wants to expand this record that since Last week he shared with Scottish Sam Torrance.

The Spaniard, 56 years old and winner of 21 titles on the European Tour, says in declarations to the circuit website: "It is incredible. You never think, when you start, what you are going to achieve. Over the years I have some records different, and now this one, after drawing with Sam Torrance last week. "

"It has been 32 years moving around the world playing on different circuits. Getting to this point and looking back is incredible. So many players in these 32 years. I have played with Seve (Ballesteros) -our mentor-, Gary Player, Arnold Palmer , Jack Nicklaus, Tiger, Phil Mickelson ... All the different generations. And now with the new ones that are coming, "he adds.

Jiménez believes that "during these 32 years it has been incredible". "Not just because of the 707 tournaments I will be hosting this week. You never think about how many tournaments you will play in your life. I knew in the last couple of years, from the way I am playing and feeling on the golf course, that this would be the next goal, and here we are, "he adds.

"Looking back, having musings, I've had some pleasant experiences. I had my first victory in 1992 at the Piaget Open in Belgium. I was an assistant captain for Seve in 1997 at Valderrama before playing my first Ryder Cup in 1999. Looking back , so many great things ... Win four times in Hong Kong, win in 2008 at Wentworth, the flagship tournament of the European Tour. The first Spaniard to win what was then the Volvo Masters in Montecastillo ... A beautiful life, "he recalls from Malaga.

"I don't know if I want to extend the record. I will play next week and I will play in Valderrama when I come back in a few weeks. After next week I will go to America to play a couple of tournaments and then I will return to Valderrama, but I don't have the goal of adding more tournaments. The goal was to get the record and the coming tournaments will be fine, "he says.

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