Posted July 18, 2013 on AP on Fox
Leaning on his putter and gazing out toward the Firth of Forth, Miguel Angel Jimenez had the look of a contented man as he waited his turn for a birdie attempt under sunny skies on the 11th green. The pony-tailed, pot-bellied, cigar-smoking Spaniard had birdied five of his first nine holes - including the first three - and was leading the British Open by three strokes early in the first round. Not bad for a 49-year-old man who recently returned to action after breaking his right leg in a skiing accident. He couldn't quite keep it up, though, missing that putt and making two bogeys on his back nine to shoot a 3-under 68. But the charismatic Jimenez is still on the leaderboard. ''I would love to have a major in my career,'' Jimenez said. ''I would love to have one of these. I don't know how much longer for me on the tour. I'm 49, you know.'' Unless a Scot goes on to lift the claret jug, there would likely be no more popular winner than Jimenez, a Ryder Cup stalwart and the owner ...
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