Miguel Angel Jiminez started the fourth round where he left off yesterday by playing some excellent golf, to win the 2008 BMW PGA Championship in a 2 hole play-off against England’s Oliver Wilson.
Jiminez and Wilson both finished today on 11 under to share the lead after 72 holes. Both shot 4 under today.
But the shot of the tournament has to go to Miguel Angel Jiminez who scored a delightful hole-in-one at the fifth. The tee shot went as straight as an arrow bouncing short of the hole, once twice and then dropped straight in on the third bounce – wonderful golf!
As the overnight leader Robert Karlsson faultered, wilson stayed with Jiminez to false a two-way play-off.
There was nothing between Jiminez and Wilson as they re-played the 18th in a dramatic sudden death. So it was back in the buggies and off to the 18th tee once more. Oliver Wilson was again first totee off. Unfortunately, Wilson pulled it right and off the fairway to land in the rough, while Jiminez hit another perfect tee shot that landing in almost the same position as before.
An awkward lie meant Wilson could only use a 9 iron for extra loft that left the ball short of the green, while Jiminez hit another good shot onto the green.
Wilson recovered well with his third shot but it meant tha Jiminez had to drop a shot to keep Wilson in the sudden death play-off. Jimenez won the hole with a birdie while Wilson could only manage a par.
This is Miguel Angel Jiminez’s first maor PGA tour win and Oliver Wilson’s third runner up this season.
Did anyone else look at golf betting and fancy Jiminez at 8/1 before round four?