Jimenez leads 2013 KLM Open: Leaderboard

“I love to kick the young boys’ butts! I look after myself. People know I love to smoke cigars and drink nice wines, but I also work out and I keep myself very fit, because you have to."
“I love to kick the young boys’ butts! I look after myself. People know I love to smoke cigars and drink nice wines, but I also work out and I keep myself very fit, because you have to.”

SPANISH veteran Miguel Angel Jimenez leads the 2013 KLM Open with Australia’s Robert Allenby just a stroke behind.

At 49 Jimenez is the oldest player in the field and is hoping to win what is the Dutch national title for the second time in almost 20 years.

Jimenez was the 1994 champion and would love to add another Spanish name to the trophy.

“Seve’s first win on the European Tour was here in 1976, and Jose Maria (Olazabal) also won here in 1989,” he said. “So hopefully I can win here, too. That would be fantastic.”

Jimenez, the 1994 champion would love to add another Spanish name to the trophy.

“Seve’s first win on the European Tour was here in 1976, and Jose Maria (Olazabal) also won here in 1989,” he said. “So hopefully I can win here, too. That would be fantastic.”

“I love to kick the young boys’ butts! I look after myself. People know I love to smoke cigars and drink nice wines, but I also work out and I keep myself very fit, because you have to. I love my job and I love my life, so hopefully I can keep it going for a few years yet.”

Jimenez took advantage of the relatively good conditions at the  Kennemer Golf and Country Club on the Dutch North Sea coast.

He had eight birdies and two bogeys in his six under 64 in the first round.

Allenby was one of six golfers tied for second on 5-under, while fellow Aussie Marcus Fraser was also on the top ten on 3-under.

Allenby has had a less than stellar year in his usual US PGA Tour haunt with just 5 cuts made from 24 events but he did finish T10 at the St Jude Classic in June.

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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