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Jul 31st, 2020

Jiménez makes history at Hero Open

Sam Torrance's record goes to the Spaniard

Miguel Ángel Jiménez has written his name into the European Tour history books at the Hero Open where he is playing for a record 707th time on tour overtaking Sam Torrance's long-held record.

The 56-year-old already has 21 European Tour titles to his name and a record number of holes-in-one, as well as holding the record for oldest winner on tour, but his achievement in topping the European Tour appearance list may well be the most impressive feat of all.
The four-time Ryder Cup player is as renowned for his infectious personality as he is for his remarkable golfing talent and has proven he can still cut it among the best young players in the world on the European Tour, so he will be hoping to make a challenge for the title this week in the second event of the UK Swing.
Miguel also features highly in the Top 50 GolfPunks. Nicknamed 'The Mechanic' due to his penchant for fast cars. The Spaniard is never one to take a back step and we fondly recall when he fronted Keegan Bradley out over a drop situation at the WGC Matchplay. This ultimately led to the delicious 'The Mechanic & The Tool' headline, that we wish we'd made up!

Another impressive milestone will also be reached at Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel and Country Club as David Drysdale plays his 500th event on tour, the Scot becoming just the 43rd player in the tour's history to do so.

TAGS: European Tour, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Sam Torrance, Hero Open, 2020, Latest