Staysure Tour

The Senior Open 2018

July 26-29

Old Course, St Andrews, Scotland

€1,670,000

July 26-29

Old Course, St Andrews, Scotland

€1,670,000

Round 4

Magnificent Miguel triumphs at The Home of Golf

July 29, 2018

Miguel Angel Jiménez summoned up the spirit of the late, great Seve Ballesteros by following in the footsteps of his fellow Spaniard in capturing a Major Championship at The Home of Golf.

Magnificent Miguel triumphs at The Home of Golf, © Getty Images

- Getty Images

Thirty-four years after Ballesteros won The Open over the iconic Old Course, Jiménez was inspired by the memory of his close friend as he joined the pantheon of greats who have triumphed at St Andrews in winning The Senior Open Presented by Rolex.

Jiménez closed with a final round of 69 for a 12-under-par total of 276 to claim his second Senior Major Championship of the year, and his first Senior Open, by a single shot from the 2017 Champion, Bernhard Langer.

“This is one of my biggest victories,” said Jiménez. “It’s amazing to win here. 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, bidding to win a record fourth title, fired a final round of 68 but his title defence ultimately came up short as Jiménez made the same walk up the historic 18th fairway as Ballesteros did in 1984. On that occasion, Seve sealed the deal with a birdie at the last, while Jiménez secured his crown by nervelessly sinking a 12-footer for par at the Road Hole to maintain a slender lead.

“That putt on 17 was very important to stay one shot in the lead,” added Jiménez. “It was amazing walking down the middle of the 18th fairway, and the only thing I needed to do was put the ball in the middle of the green and make two putts.”

Americans Scott McCarron and Kirk Triplett shot 68 and 69 respectively to claim a share of third place alongside Canadian Stephen Ames (69).

Jiménez enjoyed the familiar photo opportunity on the famous Swilcan Bridge on the 18th and admitted: “It’s amazing to win here at St Andrews; 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 Jiménez summoned up the spirit of the late, great Seve Ballesteros by following in the footsteps of his fellow Spaniard in capturing a Major Championship at The Home of Golf.

Thirty-four years after Ballesteros won The Open over the iconic Old Course, Jiménez was inspired by the memory of his close friend as he joined the pantheon of greats who have triumphed at St Andrews in winning The Senior Open Presented by Rolex.

Jiménez closed with a final round of 69 for a 12-under-par total of 276 to claim his second Senior Major Championship of the year, and his first Senior Open, by a single shot from the 2017 Champion, Bernhard Langer.

“This is one of my biggest victories,” said Jiménez. “It’s amazing to win here. 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, bidding to win a record fourth title, fired a final round of 68 but his title defence ultimately came up short as Jiménez made the same walk up the historic 18th fairway as Ballesteros did in 1984. On that occasion, Seve sealed the deal with a birdie at the last, while Jiménez secured his crown by nervelessly sinking a 12-footer for par at the Road Hole to maintain a slender lead.

“That putt on 17 was very important to stay one shot in the lead,” added Jiménez. “It was amazing walking down the middle of the 18th fairway, and the only thing I needed to do was put the ball in the middle of the green and make two putts.”

Americans Scott McCarron and Kirk Triplett shot 68 and 69 respectively to claim a share of third place alongside Canadian Stephen Ames (69).

Jiménez enjoyed the familiar photo opportunity on the famous Swilcan Bridge on the 18th and admitted: “It’s amazing to win here at St Andrews; 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.”

Pos.
Player
Nat.
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Prize Money
1
JIMÉNEZ Miguel Ángel
ESP
-12
68
67
72
69
276
€ 268,814
2
LANGER Bernhard
GER
-11
67
69
73
68
277
€ 179,241
3
AMES Stephen
CAN
-10
66
69
74
69
278
€ 83,279
3
MCCARRON Scott
USA
-10
67
73
70
68
278
€ 83,279
3
TRIPLETT Kirk
USA
-10
65
71
73
69
278
€ 83,279
6
DAWSON Marco
USA
-9
71
67
73
68
279
€ 45,313
6
LEHMAN Tom
USA
-9
68
71
71
69
279
€ 45,313
6
PERNICE Jnr Tom
USA
-9
70
68
71
70
279
€ 45,313
6
WIRATCHANT Thaworn
THA
-9
65
76
69
69
279
€ 45,313
10
MARKSAENG Prayad
THA
-7
70
70
70
71
281
€ 32,190
11
SANDELIN Jarmo
SWE
-6
68
69
74
71
282
€ 29,667
12
ANDRADE Billy
USA
-4
70
72
69
73
284
€ 26,729
12
AUSTIN Woody
USA
-4
70
73
71
70
284
€ 26,729
14
KELLY Jerry
USA
-3
74
67
72
72
285
€ 23,182
14
MCKENZIE David
AUS
-3
70
72
70
73
285
€ 23,182
14
MONTGOMERIE Colin
SCO
-3
71
68
72
74
285
€ 23,182
14
SINGH Vijay
FIJ
-3
68
69
75
73
285
€ 23,182
18
DODD Stephen
WAL
-2
72
69
70
75
286
€ 20,151
18
MCGINLEY Paul
IRL
-2
66
73
72
75
286
€ 20,151
18
PARNEVIK Jesper
SWE
-2
70
70
73
73
286
€ 20,151
21
COUPLES Fred
USA
-1
71
72
73
71
287
€ 18,464
21
JOBE Brandt
USA
-1
70
69
73
75
287
€ 18,464
21
WATSON Tom
USA
-1
69
68
73
77
287
€ 18,464
24
CALCAVECCHIA Mark
USA
0
74
71
73
70
288
€ 16,557
24
LONARD Peter
AUS
0
73
70
71
74
288
€ 16,557
24
SAUERS Gene
USA
0
72
71
74
71
288
€ 16,557
24
SUTHERLAND Kevin
USA
0
70
71
73
74
288
€ 16,557
28
FOWLER Peter
AUS
1
71
70
74
74
289
€ 14,446
28
ORR Gary
SCO
1
71
70
74
74
289
€ 14,446
28
PETROVIC Tim
USA
1
73
68
75
73
289
€ 14,446
28
WALDORF Duffy
USA
1
74
71
69
75
289
€ 14,446
32
ARCHBOLD Paul
AUS
2
69
75
73
73
290
€ 11,484
32
BRIER Markus
AUT
2
73
69
76
72
290
€ 11,484
32
BROADHURST Paul
ENG
2
71
70
73
76
290
€ 11,484
32
DENNIS Clark
USA
2
68
72
77
73
290
€ 11,484
32
MAYFAIR Billy
USA
2
69
70
76
75
290
€ 11,484
32
PAVIN Corey
USA
2
72
69
77
72
290
€ 11,484
32
PERRY Kenny
USA
2
68
71
72
79
290
€ 11,484
32
PRICE Phillip
WAL
2
68
72
74
76
290
€ 11,484
32
REMESY Jean-François
FRA
2
73
70
72
75
290
€ 11,484
32
SLUMAN Jeff
USA
2
68
68
76
78
290
€ 11,484
32
TOMS David
USA
2
67
73
80
70
290
€ 11,484
43
DURANT Joe
USA
3
69
72
75
75
291
€ 8,959
43
ESTES Bob
USA
3
75
70
71
75
291
€ 8,959
43
FAXON Brad
USA
3
76
69
71
75
291
€ 8,959
43
LYLE Sandy
SCO
3
73
66
78
74
291
€ 8,959
43
PAREL Scott
USA
3
71
72
72
76
291
€ 8,959
48
CHAPMAN Roger
ENG
4
73
70
75
74
292
€ 7,885
48
MAMAT Mardan
SIN
4
70
73
75
74
292
€ 7,885
50
DALY John
USA
5
69
74
72
78
293
€ 6,655
50
GOMEZ Rafael
ARG
5
77
68
73
75
293
€ 6,655
50
KOCH Gary
USA
5
71
73
72
77
293
€ 6,655
50
MAGGERT Jeff
USA
5
70
72
73
78
293
€ 6,655
50
ROBERTS Loren
USA
5
71
73
74
75
293
€ 6,655
50
TINNING Steen
DEN
5
69
73
73
78
293
€ 6,655
56
ATLEVI Magnus P
SWE
6
68
76
72
78
294
€ 5,234
56
FLESCH Steve
USA
6
74
69
78
73
294
€ 5,234
56
LUNA Santiago
ESP
6
73
72
75
74
294
€ 5,234
56
OLDCORN Andrew
SCO
6
71
73
74
76
294
€ 5,234
60
MCNULTY Mark
IRL
7
77
68
79
71
295
€ 4,362
60
RIDLEY Mark
ENG
7
70
75
75
75
295
€ 4,362
60
SIMPSON Scott
USA
7
71
72
75
77
295
€ 4,362
60
WOLSTENHOLME Gary
ENG
7
72
69
80
74
295
€ 4,362
64
BROOKS Mark
USA
8
72
70
72
82
296
€ 3,515
64
FROST David
RSA
8
72
73
74
77
296
€ 3,515
64
MOLINA Mauricio
ARG
8
70
68
84
74
296
€ 3,515
64
SMYTH Des
IRL
8
75
70
77
74
296
€ 3,515
64
THELEN Tim
USA
8
70
73
76
77
296
€ 3,515
64
VERPLANK Scott
USA
8
69
73
76
78
296
€ 3,515
70
BOSSERT André
SUI
9
71
68
79
79
297
€ 2,993
71
MARKS Gary
ENG
10
69
75
82
72
298
€ 2,848
72
COCHRAN Russ
USA
11
72
72
76
79
299
€ 2,702
73
BAKER Peter
ENG
2
74
72
0
0
146
€ 1,710
73
ELLIOTT (AM) Gene
USA
2
77
69
0
0
146
€ 0
73
GOODES Mike
USA
2
72
74
0
0
146
€ 1,710
73
GOYDOS Paul
USA
2
70
76
0
0
146
€ 1,710
73
INMAN John
USA
2
69
77
0
0
146
€ 1,710
73
KINGSTON James
RSA
2
72
74
0
0
146
€ 1,710
73
MARTIN Miguel Angel
ESP
2
73
73
0
0
146
€ 1,710
73
SHACKLADY David
ENG
2
74
72
0
0
146
€ 1,710
73
WESSELINGH Paul
ENG
2
72
74
0
0
146
€ 1,710
82
EALES Paul
ENG
3
74
73
0
0
147
€ 1,710
82
OLSEN Dan
USA
3
71
76
0
0
147
€ 1,710
82
QUINN Fran
USA
3
71
76
0
0
147
€ 1,710
82
RAFFERTY Ronan
NIR
3
72
75
0
0
147
€ 1,710
82
ROCCA Costantino
ITA
3
71
76
0
0
147
€ 1,710
82
TURNER Greg
NZL
3
76
71
0
0
147
€ 1,710
82
VAN DE VELDE Jean
FRA
3
73
74
0
0
147
€ 1,710
89
CASADO Victor
ESP
4
73
75
0
0
148
€ 1,491
89
FORSBRAND Anders
SWE
4
75
73
0
0
148
€ 1,491
89
FRANCO Angel
PAR
4
75
73
0
0
148
€ 1,491
89
LANE Barry
ENG
4
72
76
0
0
148
€ 1,491
89
LOMAS Jonathan
ENG
4
75
73
0
0
148
€ 1,491
89
MCGOVERN Brendan
IRL
4
74
74
0
0
148
€ 1,491
89
MONASTERIO Cesar
ARG
4
75
73
0
0
148
€ 1,491
89
SAN FILIPPO Mike
USA
4
74
74
0
0
148
€ 1,491
97
BROWN Simon P
ENG
5
73
76
0
0
149
€ 1,360
97
DUNLAP Scott
USA
5
73
76
0
0
149
€ 1,360
97
FALDO Sir Nick
ENG
5
76
73
0
0
149
€ 1,360
97
HARWOOD Mike
AUS
5
76
73
0
0
149
€ 1,360
97
HOWISON (AM) Ryan
USA
5
77
72
0
0
149
€ 0
102
DAY Glen
USA
6
75
75
0
0
150
€ 1,360
102
FORD Bob
USA
6
76
74
0
0
150
€ 1,360
102
JAMES Mark
ENG
6
77
73
0
0
150
€ 1,360
102
MAXFIELD (AM) Robert
ENG
6
71
79
0
0
150
€ 0
102
SHORT JR Wes
USA
6
76
74
0
0
150
€ 1,360
102
TOLLES Tommy
USA
6
79
71
0
0
150
€ 1,360
102
YONEYAMA Tsuyoshi
JPN
6
74
76
0
0
150
€ 1,360
109
DARCY Eamonn
IRL
7
76
75
0
0
151
€ 1,183
109
DORNELL (AM) Mats
SWE
7
76
75
0
0
151
€ 0
109
GAMEZ Robert
USA
7
75
76
0
0
151
€ 1,183
109
GILFORD David
ENG
7
76
75
0
0
151
€ 1,183
109
KESTNER Darrell
USA
7
78
73
0
0
151
€ 1,183
109
LINHART Pedro
ESP
7
75
76
0
0
151
€ 1,183
109
LU Chien Soon
TPE
7
75
76
0
0
151
€ 1,183
109
MOULAND Mark
WAL
7
76
75
0
0
151
€ 1,183
109
OAKLEY Pete
USA
7
72
79
0
0
151
€ 1,183
109
PATE Jerry
USA
7
75
76
0
0
151
€ 1,183
109
SUGAI Noboru
JPN
7
77
74
0
0
151
€ 1,183
120
BRAND JNR Gordon
SCO
8
78
74
0
0
152
€ 1,035
120
CHAMBLEE Brandel
USA
8
77
75
0
0
152
€ 1,035
120
CHEETHAM Jonathan S
ENG
8
75
77
0
0
152
€ 1,035
120
GOLDING Philip
ENG
8
72
80
0
0
152
€ 1,035
120
LACY (AM) G.S.
ENG
8
77
75
0
0
152
€ 0
120
LUTZ (AM) Chip
USA
8
69
83
0
0
152
€ 0
120
MILLS David
ENG
8
77
75
0
0
152
€ 1,035
120
MIZE Larry
USA
8
73
79
0
0
152
€ 1,035
120
O'MALLEY Peter
AUS
8
76
76
0
0
152
€ 1,035
120
RIVERO José
ESP
8
78
74
0
0
152
€ 1,035
120
STRÜVER Sven
GER
8
80
72
0
0
152
€ 1,035
131
MCCOY (AM) Michael
USA
9
78
75
0
0
153
€ 0
131
MCROY Spike
USA
9
74
79
0
0
153
€ 1,035
133
HUGHES (AM) B.R.
ENG
10
79
75
0
0
154
€ 0
133
IRWIN Hale
USA
10
77
77
0
0
154
€ 1,035
133
VAUGHAN Bruce
USA
10
74
80
0
0
154
€ 1,035
136
WILLIAMS Chris
RSA
11
76
79
0
0
155
€ 1,035
137
SIMONSEN Henrik
DEN
12
76
80
0
0
156
€ 1,035
138
BREEN Bill
USA
13
79
78
0
0
157
€ 915
138
FERNANDEZ Vicente
ARG
13
78
79
0
0
157
€ 915
138
MITCHELL Peter
ENG
13
79
78
0
0
157
€ 915
141
HAMILTON Todd
USA
14
81
77
0
0
158
€ 855
141
ROSA Andres
ESP
14
76
82
0
0
158
€ 855
143
BURNS Robert
USA
15
77
82
0
0
159
€ 855
144
WOOSNAM Ian
WAL
0
0
0
0
0
0
€ 0
Pos.
Player
To Par
Prize Money
1
JIMÉNEZ Miguel Ángel
-12
€ 268,814
2
LANGER Bernhard
-11
€ 179,241
3
AMES Stephen
-10
€ 83,279
3
MCCARRON Scott
-10
€ 83,279
3
TRIPLETT Kirk
-10
€ 83,279
6
DAWSON Marco
-9
€ 45,313
6
LEHMAN Tom
-9
€ 45,313
6
PERNICE Jnr Tom
-9
€ 45,313
6
WIRATCHANT Thaworn
-9
€ 45,313
10
MARKSAENG Prayad
-7
€ 32,190
11
SANDELIN Jarmo
-6
€ 29,667
12
ANDRADE Billy
-4
€ 26,729
12
AUSTIN Woody
-4
€ 26,729
14
KELLY Jerry
-3
€ 23,182
14
MCKENZIE David
-3
€ 23,182
14
MONTGOMERIE Colin
-3
€ 23,182
14
SINGH Vijay
-3
€ 23,182
18
DODD Stephen
-2
€ 20,151
18
MCGINLEY Paul
-2
€ 20,151
18
PARNEVIK Jesper
-2
€ 20,151
21
COUPLES Fred
-1
€ 18,464
21
JOBE Brandt
-1
€ 18,464
21
WATSON Tom
-1
€ 18,464
24
CALCAVECCHIA Mark
0
€ 16,557
24
LONARD Peter
0
€ 16,557
24
SAUERS Gene
0
€ 16,557
24
SUTHERLAND Kevin
0
€ 16,557
28
FOWLER Peter
1
€ 14,446
28
ORR Gary
1
€ 14,446
28
PETROVIC Tim
1
€ 14,446
28
WALDORF Duffy
1
€ 14,446
32
ARCHBOLD Paul
2
€ 11,484
32
BRIER Markus
2
€ 11,484
32
BROADHURST Paul
2
€ 11,484
32
DENNIS Clark
2
€ 11,484
32
MAYFAIR Billy
2
€ 11,484
32
PAVIN Corey
2
€ 11,484
32
PERRY Kenny
2
€ 11,484
32
PRICE Phillip
2
€ 11,484
32
REMESY Jean-François
2
€ 11,484
32
SLUMAN Jeff
2
€ 11,484
32
TOMS David
2
€ 11,484
43
DURANT Joe
3
€ 8,959
43
ESTES Bob
3
€ 8,959
43
FAXON Brad
3
€ 8,959
43
LYLE Sandy
3
€ 8,959
43
PAREL Scott
3
€ 8,959
48
CHAPMAN Roger
4
€ 7,885
48
MAMAT Mardan
4
€ 7,885
50
DALY John
5
€ 6,655
50
GOMEZ Rafael
5
€ 6,655
50
KOCH Gary
5
€ 6,655
50
MAGGERT Jeff
5
€ 6,655
50
ROBERTS Loren
5
€ 6,655
50
TINNING Steen
5
€ 6,655
56
ATLEVI Magnus P
6
€ 5,234
56
FLESCH Steve
6
€ 5,234
56
LUNA Santiago
6
€ 5,234
56
OLDCORN Andrew
6
€ 5,234
60
MCNULTY Mark
7
€ 4,362
60
RIDLEY Mark
7
€ 4,362
60
SIMPSON Scott
7
€ 4,362
60
WOLSTENHOLME Gary
7
€ 4,362
64
BROOKS Mark
8
€ 3,515
64
FROST David
8
€ 3,515
64
MOLINA Mauricio
8
€ 3,515
64
SMYTH Des
8
€ 3,515
64
THELEN Tim
8
€ 3,515
64
VERPLANK Scott
8
€ 3,515
70
BOSSERT André
9
€ 2,993
71
MARKS Gary
10
€ 2,848
72
COCHRAN Russ
11
€ 2,702
73
BAKER Peter
2
€ 1,710
73
ELLIOTT (AM) Gene
2
€ 0
73
GOODES Mike
2
€ 1,710
73
GOYDOS Paul
2
€ 1,710
73
INMAN John
2
€ 1,710
73
KINGSTON James
2
€ 1,710
73
MARTIN Miguel Angel
2
€ 1,710
73
SHACKLADY David
2
€ 1,710
73
WESSELINGH Paul
2
€ 1,710
82
EALES Paul
3
€ 1,710
82
OLSEN Dan
3
€ 1,710
82
QUINN Fran
3
€ 1,710
82
RAFFERTY Ronan
3
€ 1,710
82
ROCCA Costantino
3
€ 1,710
82
TURNER Greg
3
€ 1,710
82
VAN DE VELDE Jean
3
€ 1,710
89
CASADO Victor
4
€ 1,491
89
FORSBRAND Anders
4
€ 1,491
89
FRANCO Angel
4
€ 1,491
89
LANE Barry
4
€ 1,491
89
LOMAS Jonathan
4
€ 1,491
89
MCGOVERN Brendan
4
€ 1,491
89
MONASTERIO Cesar
4
€ 1,491
89
SAN FILIPPO Mike
4
€ 1,491
97
BROWN Simon P
5
€ 1,360
97
DUNLAP Scott
5
€ 1,360
97
FALDO Sir Nick
5
€ 1,360
97
HARWOOD Mike
5
€ 1,360
97
HOWISON (AM) Ryan
5
€ 0
102
DAY Glen
6
€ 1,360
102
FORD Bob
6
€ 1,360
102
JAMES Mark
6
€ 1,360
102
MAXFIELD (AM) Robert
6
€ 0
102
SHORT JR Wes
6
€ 1,360
102
TOLLES Tommy
6
€ 1,360
102
YONEYAMA Tsuyoshi
6
€ 1,360
109
DARCY Eamonn
7
€ 1,183
109
DORNELL (AM) Mats
7
€ 0
109
GAMEZ Robert
7
€ 1,183
109
GILFORD David
7
€ 1,183
109
KESTNER Darrell
7
€ 1,183
109
LINHART Pedro
7
€ 1,183
109
LU Chien Soon
7
€ 1,183
109
MOULAND Mark
7
€ 1,183
109
OAKLEY Pete
7
€ 1,183
109
PATE Jerry
7
€ 1,183
109
SUGAI Noboru
7
€ 1,183
120
BRAND JNR Gordon
8
€ 1,035
120
CHAMBLEE Brandel
8
€ 1,035
120
CHEETHAM Jonathan S
8
€ 1,035
120
GOLDING Philip
8
€ 1,035
120
LACY (AM) G.S.
8
€ 0
120
LUTZ (AM) Chip
8
€ 0
120
MILLS David
8
€ 1,035
120
MIZE Larry
8
€ 1,035
120
O'MALLEY Peter
8
€ 1,035
120
RIVERO José
8
€ 1,035
120
STRÜVER Sven
8
€ 1,035
131
MCCOY (AM) Michael
9
€ 0
131
MCROY Spike
9
€ 1,035
133
HUGHES (AM) B.R.
10
€ 0
133
IRWIN Hale
10
€ 1,035
133
VAUGHAN Bruce
10
€ 1,035
136
WILLIAMS Chris
11
€ 1,035
137
SIMONSEN Henrik
12
€ 1,035
138
BREEN Bill
13
€ 915
138
FERNANDEZ Vicente
13
€ 915
138
MITCHELL Peter
13
€ 915
141
HAMILTON Todd
14
€ 855
141
ROSA Andres
14
€ 855
143
BURNS Robert
15
€ 855
144
WOOSNAM Ian
0
€ 0