Champions Tour: Miguel Angel Jimenez wins Greater Gwinnett Championship on debut
Last Updated: 21/04/14 7:51am
Miguel Angel Jimenez: Emerged triumphant on Champions Tour debut
Miguel Angel Jimenez powered to victory on his Champions Tour debut after recording a two-shot win in the Greater Gwinnett Championship in Duluth.
The 50-year-old Spaniard, who finished fourth at the Masters last week, continued to shine in Georgia as he held off Bernhard Langer to complete a wire-to-wire triumph.
Jimenez posted a bogey-free final round of 67 to finish 14-under for the tournament, with defending champion Langer two strokes back.
American Jay Haas finished in third on 10-under, with compatriot Fred Couples just one shot further adrift in fourth spot.
Evergreen Jimenez becomes the 18th player to win in his first start on the senior American circuit and only the third to lead from start to finish in a Champions Tour debut.
However, the Spaniard revealed afterwards that he does not yet intend to compete regularly on the Champions Tour, insisting he would return his focus to the European Tour - where he has 20 wins - in order to try and secure a spot on this year's Ryder Cup team.
"I'm playing very well and now you don't know what to do, but I need to do my points for the Ryder Cup," Jimenez told the Golf Channel.