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Miguel Ángel Jiménez picks up his first title of the season in Florida

Jiménez kisses the Chubb Classic trophy on Sunday.
Jiménez kisses the Chubb Classic trophy on Sunday. / AFP
  • "I'm working hard, practising and going to the gym... as well as smoking and drinking," he said after winning the Chubb Classic

Charismatic Malaga golfer Miguel Ángel Jiménez extended his run on the Champions Tour by winning for a sixth succesive year, claiming the Chubb Classic trophy on Sunday.

Jiménez finished top of the pile on The Classic course at Lely Resort in Naples (Florida), 13 under par with scores of 68, 66 and 66 across the three rounds.

The golfer from Churriana climbed fourteen positions in a memorable final round to share top spot with old foe Bernhard Langer and Olin Browne, forcing a play-off.

Jiménez showed precision on the final hole, finishing in four, while Langer and Browne did it in five.

His friend José María Olazábal, who also took part in the tournament, was the second-best Spanish player, finishin gin 25th place on seven under.

"I'm working hard, training and going to the gym... as well as smoking and drinking," explained Jiménez when asked what was his recipe for success at the age of 55. "That is what I love to do. I love playing golf; competing is my life. I will go to any tournament and try to win. This is what we work for."

This was just Jiménez's third tournament of the season and the golfer admits that an early win "gives energy and confidence".

Victory was his seventh on the PGA Tour and is in addition to his two major wins last year in the Regions Tradition and the Seniors Open.