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Miguel Angel Jimenez wins the title of Golf’s Most Interesting Man!

Miguel Angel Jimenez wins the title of Golf’s Most Interesting Man!

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If there is one man I would like to have as a friend on both the PGA and European Tour, it is Miguel Angel Jimenez.  To play golf with him would be an adventure, and sharing a meal, along with a glass of wine with him, would be a relaxing and entertaining experience.  In a world where many players just don’t connect with their audience, Miguel is the fan’s man.  How can you not enjoy watching this player warm-up before a round?

Miguel Angel Jimenez turns 52 today, but the “the Most Interesting Man in the World” continues to emit a unique zest for life. How does the Spaniard remain a nimble soul in the face of rising age? Here are Jimenez’s tricks for staying forever young:

He owns a sense of adventure.

Most view a wall as an obstacle; Miguel sees an opportunity:

He can dance

And baby, those hips don’t lie.

He doesn’t put up with any gruff

Confrontation amongst golfers is a rarity, and Miguel’s questioning of a Keegan Bradley drop was a tad bizarre. However, you have to respect his conviction in the rules, and for those who think it was gamesmanship, well, it worked. Bradley ended up losing the match.

Miguel Angel Jimenez wins the title of Golf's Most Interesting Man!

He keeps things in perspective.

From an interview with SI’s Alan Shipnuck, regarding a bad round at Augusta: “I am here with the sun shining, I’m surrounded by friends and family, tonight I will eat good food, drink good wine, smoke a good cigar and make love to my beautiful wife. It’s a good life, no?”

He doesn’t care what you think.

From that same interview, on haters: “I come from a different generation. And I’m not a hypocrite. I don’t hide the way I am. If I want to have a drink, I have a drink. Why shouldn’t I? Is it illegal to drink alcohol? Is tobacco illegal? So why should I care if people see me smoking? I do what I do out in the open. If people have a problem with that they can stick their tongue up their ass and let the rest of us do what we want to do.”

He likes to go fast

Miguel Angel Jimenez wins the title of Golf's Most Interesting Man!

Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain with his Ferrari, circa 2000. (Photo by Phil Sheldon/Popperfoto via Getty Images/Getty Images)

While the publics knows Jimenez as “the Most Interesting Man in the World,” his fellow players refer to him by a different moniker, “the Mechanic,” for his love of cars, most notably Ferraris. He also briefly worked in a repair shop.

To read the rest of this interesting man, go here!

Source:    Golf Digest

Pictures: Global Panorama

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