He’s quirky, he has a goofy warm-up routine, he loves his stogies, but 50 year-old Miguel Angel Jimenez also has game. We saw it on Saturday when the elderly Spaniard went out and posted a -6 under par 66 on Saturday to get on the 2014 Masters leaderboard. Does he have the game to do it again on Sunday? I think The Mechanic can do this!
Jimenez won’t be the first Spaniard to win a Green Jacket on Sunday, but at 50 years-old, he could become the oldest. Gary Van Sickle at Sports Illustrated posted a great article on the aging Spanish star on Golf.com, which is well worth a click.
The 50-year-old Spaniard posted the tournament’s low round of the week at that point, a six-under-par 66 after a second-round 76. It briefly vaulted him into second place at three under par.
Woodland, the big hitter from Kansas who was playing in the twosome behind Jimenez, performed what may have been the week’s most exciting and roller-coaster-ish round. Woodland had four birdies and an eagle (he hit, ho-hum, 7-iron onto the green from 209 yards at No. 2) on the front nine, tying the Masters front-nine record of 30.
“That’s pretty cool,” Woodland said, who hadn’t known about the record. He smiled and added, “Hopefully, I can get the back nine tomorrow.”