Wednesday 06 October, 2010 - 09:00 AM EDT
Miguel Ãngel JimÃ©nez won the day in the Valais at the European Masters by powering past his two Italian rivals Edoardo Molinari and youthful prodigy Matteo Manassero, with respective leads of three and five strokes for a total of 21 under par.
After 22 years of unswerving loyalty to this annual Swiss event and in front of a record crowd of 52,700 spectators, the Spanish champion thus became the oldest player - at 46 years and 243 days of age â€“ to take first place on this challenging course. This win propels him to the number 27 spot in the world rankings, up 11 places in one week.
Already a winner in Dubai at the start of the year, and then in France last July, the iconic player with the cigar thus earned the 18th victory of his career and equals the record held by Paul Casey since 2006, with three wins in one season on the European Tour.
Thanks to his third place a week earlier at Gleneagles, Scotland, he had secured a place in the Ryder Cup which begins on October 1st, in the company of the best 12 European players set to compete against the American team.
An Audemars Piguet ambassador since 2005, his passion for watches, along with his unique personality and charisma are entirely in tune with the image Audemars Piguet conveys in the world of prestige sports. Over the coming weeks, he will continue to represent the brand around the globe by wearing Audemars Piguet timepieces, and to pass on his know-how to invitees attending our special events.
Upon his arrival in Switzerland on August 30th, Miguel Ãngel JimÃ©nez paid us the honour of playing the 18-hole course of the Vuissens Golf Club in the company of our guests, while giving them precious tips and sharing his contagious passion for the game.
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