Miguel Angel Jimenez

Miguel Angel Jimenez - European Ryder Cup Team 2012

Miguel Angel JiminezMiguel Angel Jimenez, known as the ‘Mechanic’ to his friends, due to his love of cars, particularly his Ferrari but he is pretty handy on the golf course. At 46 he will be the old man of the European Team but he deserves to be there after an excellent season, he is vastly experienced and is a popular member of any team he plays on.

Outright Ryder Cup 2012 Win Odds

He first played on the European Tour in 1988 and improved consistently until finally winning an event, the Belgian Open in 1992. He has been a hot and cold type player. In 1994 he came 5th in the European Tour Order of Merit and bettered this in both 1998 and 1999, when winning four Tournaments, including the Volvo Masters. In 1999 he was runner-up in the WGC American Express Championship and in 2000 was runner-up in the US Open. He made his Ryder Cup debut in 1999 and 2012 will be his fifth appearance in the team event so brings plenty of experience to the team.

He had his best performance in the British Open in 2001 tying for third spot and has also played very well over the years at the US Masters in Augusta. He has never managed to win one of the big ones but he does have an excellent 17 wins on the European Tour to his name.

Jimenez made every effort to make the team by right this year with the chances being that Medinah will be his last Ryder Cup, the Spaniard is a team man and has a solid if unspectacular record in his three previous appearances. Jimenez is a solid bet in the Top European Player Betting market at the moment, he is not a a big star name but his experience and ability to play under pressure should not be ignored.

Ryder Cup Record - Miguel Angel Jimenez