Spanish golfer Miguel Angel Jiménez has announced that he is to compete in The Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex, which tees off at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club later this year.
The four-time Ryder Cup player has revealed that he will take time out of his busy European Tour schedule to make his debut in The Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex, from July 24-27.
Jiménez made his last Ryder Cup appearance in 2010 at The Celtic Manor Resort, where he also won the Celtic Manor Wales Open in 2005, and he will now return to Wales when the country hosts its first Senior Major Championship, joining some of golf’s most iconic names at the South Wales links course.
“I'm looking forward to playing my first Senior Major at Royal Porthcawl” he said. “I hear it's a great golf course and I am really looking forward to playing there for the first time. I was checking the Internet to see where it is. About 20 minutes from Cardiff and on the coast – perfect venue!”
To recognise Miguel’s milestone birthday, the pre-Christmas ticket offer for The 2014 Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex has been extended by two weeks.
That means golf fans booking before January 16 can enjoy large savings, with season tickets costing just £60 – a 25 per cent saving on the gate price of £80.
One day tickets purchased before the deadline cost £20, a saving of £10 on the gate price, while Wednesday practice day tickets are also available at the reduced price of £10, a saving of £5 on the gate price. Under 16s are admitted for free when accompanied by an adult and parking is also free.
Andy Stubbs, Managing Director of the European Senior Tour, said: “Miguel Angel Jiménez is one of the most popular figures in European golf and we are delighted that he has confirmed his participation in this year’s Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex at Royal Porthcawl.
“It already promises to be a special week when Wales hosts its first Senior Major Championship and Miguel’s presence in the field, in a country where he has already enjoyed some memorable moments, will certainly add to the sense of occasion.”