Miguel Angel Jimenez Wins Senior Open at St Andrews

Miguel Angel Jimenez
Miguel Angel Jimenez poses with the trophy on the Swilcan Bridge after winning the 2018 Senior Open at The Old Course in St Andrews, Scotland. Credit: Alan Martin/Action Plus/Getty Images

Miguel Angel Jimenez closed with a 69 on the Old Course at St Andrews to reach 12-under-par and edge Bernhard Langer for the Senior Open title.

Miguel Angel Jimenez
Miguel Angel Jimenez poses with the trophy on the Swilcan Bridge after winning the 2018 Senior Open at The Old Course in St Andrews, Scotland. Credit: Alan Martin/Action Plus/Getty Images

The win was Jimenez’s second major of the 2018 season, and he called it one of his greatest ever.

“This is one of my biggest victories. It’s amazing to win here,” said Jimenez. “This is my second Major of the year, and it’s amazing to be the winner of The Senior Open here at St Andrews, the Home of Golf.

“There are no words to describe the feeling of holding the trophy on the 18th green. To have that trophy in my hand in front of the crowd and my friends, and my family is amazing.”

Langer shot a 68 to finish solo second at 11-under par, one clear of Scott McCarron (68), Kirk Triplett (69) and Stephen Ames (69) who tied for third at 10 under.


FINAL TOP 10

POS-PLAYER-SCORE(TODAY)
1. Miguel Angel Jimenez -12 (-3)
2. Bernhard Langer -11 (-4)
3. Scott McCarron -10 (-4)
3. Kirk Triplett -10 (-3)
3. Stephen Ames -10 (-3)
6. Marco Dawson -9 (-4)
6. Tom Lehman -9 (-3)
6. Tom Pernice Jr -9 (-2)
6. Thaworn Wiratchant -9 (-3)
10. Prayad Marksaeng -7 (-1)


WINNER’S STATS


TOP-LINE NUMBERS

Driving: 302.8 yards
Fairways: 38/54, 71.9%
Greens: 56/72, 77.8%
Putts/GIR: 1.805

SCORING

Par 3s: +1 (7 Pars, 1 Bogey)
Par 4s: -6 (12 Birdies, 36 Pars, 6 Bogeys)
Par 5s: -7 (1 Eagle, 5 Birdies, 2 Pars)
All-72: -13 (1 Eagle, 17 Birdies, 45 Pars, 7 Bogeys)


QUOTABLE

“It’s amazing to win here at St Andrews, the Home of Golf. It’s a place where so many people want to win and where Seve played so well in The Open. Now my name is part of history.”
– Miguel Angel Jimenez

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