Sunday, November 18, 2007

Jimenez wins Hong Kong Open - Another crazy final hole!

Miguel Jimenez has won the Hong Kong Open after another crazy final hole that mirrored the madness of the HSBC Champions tournament a week earlier.

Despite leading since the second round Karlsson only hit 5 fairways for the final round and never really got going. On the final hole he succumbed to the pressure executing a poor chip up the bank that almost finished where it had started. Jimenez only had to make a 2 putt to win the tournament, but inexplicably missed his first two putts keeping Karlsson in the tournament. Karlsson had a 3 foot putt to send the tournament to a playoff, but missed gifting Himenez the tournament.

Despite the madness of the final hole Himenez was a deserved winner and the victory is his second in three years at the Hong Kong Open.

He is another player I love to watch and I was very impressed with his final round (barring the final hole of course).

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