Jimenez comes 'home' to Hong Kong

Wed 15 Oct 2014

Jimenez comes 'home' to Hong Kong

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Hong Kong, October 15: Defending champion Miguel Angel Jiménez is hoping to continue his special relationship with the Hong Kong Open this week as he looks to become the only player in history to win the event five times having taken the title in 2004, 2007, 2012 and last year.
No-one has won the Hong Kong Open on three consecutive appearances and the hugely popular Spaniard is keen to once again re-write the record books at the Hong Kong Golf Club in Fanling.
Speaking alongside China’s two greatest golfers, Zhang Lianwei and Liang Wen-chong, at a press conference to officially launch the Hong Kong Open, Jiménez declared his intention to break his own record as The European Tour’s oldest winner.
The 50-year-old said: “It always feels good to come back to Hong Kong – it is one of my favourite places in the world and it feels like coming home in some ways.”
“I love the city and the golf course at Fanling and I have been very lucky to have enjoyed a lot of success here in the past and made a lot of friends and had so many good memories.”
“I might be getting older but I still feel like I can keep competing on Tour to give myself chances to win tournaments and as long as I feel like this then I will keep playing. I would love to win this tournament for the fifth time.”
“Not many people can say they have won any tournament five times, and to be able to say you have won one of the great tournaments in the world five times would be very special for me.”
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