A win here by Miguel Angel Jimenez could set golf back by 20 years.
Not because the Spaniard would be the oldest player ever to win a major championship. But because his fitness regimen is so old school it involves little more than wine, cigars and a stretching routine that looks like a cross between pole dancing and baton twirling.
The 49-year-old walked off Muirfield late Friday afternoon at 3-under 139, leading the British Open over four others by a stroke. Asked whether he was feeling any additional pressure in pursuit of the one accomplishment that has eluded Jimenez throughout a distinguished 31-year pro career, he smiled.
''You have to do the same things that you do every day. You don't need to change anything. Just don't think about it. As soon as I finish here and I leave the golf course,'' he said. ''I'm just going to stay with my girlfriend, with my sons, and we're going to have a dinner, like I do every day.
''Don't need to do anything special. I'm leading, now I hav...