WATCH: Miguel Ángel Jiménez Makes Albatross At Senior Open Championship

WATCH: Miguel Ángel Jiménez Makes Albatross At Senior Open Championship

Miguel Angel Jimenez Albatross
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The 57-year-old started his third round perfectly as he made an albatross at the first hole of the Senior Open Championship.

Miguel Ángel Jiménez Makes Albatross At Senior Open Championship

Jiménez, who famously made an albatross at the 17th hole at Valderrama in 1994, would find the bottom of the cup with a superb slam dunk at Sunningdale GC (opens in new tab).

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Before his third round commenced, the Spaniard had made a par and a birdie at the 1st in his opening and second round.

Finding the middle of the fairway with his drive, the showman would strike a crisp iron that never left the flag, clattering into the hole for his second professional albatross.

In typical Jiménez (opens in new tab) style, he would do his sword celebration followed by the trademark jig, picking up his Cuban cigar and strolling down the fairway to applause from the crowd.

After his two, he would go on to bogey the 2nd hole, with a birdie at the 3rd being cancelled out by a bogey at the 8th.

It isn't the first time we have seen a hole-out from the 57-year-old. Currently, he holds the record for the most hole in ones on the European Tour with 10.

Miguel Angel Jimenez Albatross

Jimenez celebrates after his record tenth hole-in-one on the European Tour during day 3 of the BMW PGA Championship. (Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images)

His last ace came during the third round of the 2015 PGA Championship at Wentworth, with the Spaniard passing Colin Montgomerie's (opens in new tab) record of nine hole in ones.

Matt Cradock
Freelance Staff Writer

Matt studied Sports Journalism at Southampton Solent University, graduating in 2019. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly and the PGA, he covers all aspects of the game, from Tour news to equipment testing and buyers’ guides. Taking up the game at the age of six, Matt currently holds a handicap of 3 and despite not having a hole in one…yet, he has had two albatrosses. His favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.