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Golf Australia Express : OTG Express 145
??? Check out the video above. MAGIC MIGUEL MOMENTS BOOGIE FEVER: How to celebrate an eagle. PUCKER UP: Ace up his sleeve. STRETCH: His unique warm-up explained. GENIUS: That's why we love Miguel. 1 NIGHT $149PP TWIN SHARE 2 NIGHTS TWIN SHARE $280PP 3 NIGHTS TWIN SHARE $349 PP ENJOY: Deluxe suite accomm Free wifi Free in-house movies Unlimited golf + cart for the duration of stay Daily buffet breakfast Day spa vouchers STAY& PLAY southern highlands (02) 4862 8600 gibraltarbowral.com.au hand, and a wine glass with a fine bottle of red in the other. There was a Cuban cigar hanging out of his mouth and in between club changes, hehadapuffanda sip of wine. He worked through his stretching warm-up routine, which has become a YouTube sensation in recent years. He’s done in 30 minutes and, with cigar and red wine, he ventures to the short game area and signs autographs and poses for ‘selfies’ on the way. No one is knocked back. “He’s a man of his own and everyone appreciates him,” says Andrew ‘Chubby’ Chandler, the player agent who looks after the interests of Lee Westwood and Darren Clarke among others, and is a huge fan of the Spaniard. “He lives his life and plays the game the way he wants to. He never rushes anything, he savours everything. He just inhales life, and he exudes it. I’ve never known someone more comfortable in his own skin than Miguel.” Jimenez, at No.69, is the oldest player ranked in the Top- 100 in the world. Not that he worries about rankings. His world is simple: “I give all my life to golf, and golf gives me all my life.” This week, he heads to Barcelona to defend his Open De Espana title, which he won in a play- off to become the oldest winner in European Tour history. It was his first victory in 27 attempts to win the coveted trophy. "There's no words to describe what it means to me, you need to be into my skin but I'm not going to let you," Jiménez laughed. "It's amazing. I have been close a couple of times. "All the victories are special, all are unique, some of them give you more money, some less, but all of them are important. You play to win and when you make it you have to appreciate it.” As is always the case in Spain, Jiménez will drive his own car to the event as few things give him more pleasure than taking his red 1999 Ferrari 550 Maranello for a spin. “I love this car,” he says. “But I really can’t work on this now myself. The cars these days, they are all electronic. I really can’t be The Mechanic.” OTG
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