HONG KONG — Miguel Angel Jimenez successfully defended his Hong Kong Open title Sunday to extend his record as the oldest winner in European Tour history.
The Spaniard won at 49 years, 337 days to break the record he set last year at Hong Kong Golf Club, holing an 18-foot birdie on the first hole of a playoff with Thailand’s Prom Meesawat and Wales’ Stuart Manley.
“I turn 50 next month, but I’m still fit,” Jimenez said. “I stretch every morning. You have to do this to keep up with the younger lot.”