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Jimenez enjoying outing at Dubai Desert Classic

Miguel Angel Jimenez says he’s enjoying mixing it with golf’s new generation after impressing at the Dubai Desert Classic.

The 54-year-old is in contention after the first two days in Dubai following impressive rounds of 66 and 68 and he’s just three shots off leader Jamie Donaldson, who leads the way on -13.

Jimenez usually plays on the seniors tour nowadays but proved he can still mix it with the best on the European Tour and is looking forward to the weekend.

“I still like to play with the young boys. Still like to play on the European Tour,” he said. “Obviously now I play 90 per cent of the tournaments I play on the Champions Tour but I still love to come here to some tournaments.

“The golf course, it’s a golf course where I can defend myself and play and be competitive. That’s what I want to do and see another new generation of guys coming up. I see a lot of faces I don’t know here. That’s good.”

He added: “I think I’ve been feeling everything good. Hitting good from the tee, putting good. All the game’s good and especially I play with all the people around, I’m happy to be here and they are happy to see me here.”


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