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DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 07: Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain during the final round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on the Majlis Course at the Emirates Golf Club on February 7, 2010 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
The European Tour's oldest ever champion has criticized the appearance of the tour's youngest ever competitor in the European Masters starting on Thursday. Miguel Angel Jimenez, who was 48 when he won last year's Hong Kong Open, was introduced on the Crans-sur-Sierre practice range on Wednesday to Ye Wo-cheng, who was 12 in May when he contested his home China Open and has since had another birthday. Jimenez, the 2010 European Masters winner, was at odds with a sponsor's decision to give Ye an invitation to compete this week. ''It is nice to see that golf is interesting no matter what the age but for me, a 13-year-old competing against professionals is a little a bit too young,'' he said. ''People want to start things too early and a 13-year-old should be playing alongside other 13-year-olds and not players averaging 33 years of age.'' ''No doubt the sponsor wants publicity for the tournament but then it seems you have to go looking for under-age players to promote yourself. I'...
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