On the European Tour, the co-sanctioned UBS Hong Kong Open was won by golfing veteran Angel Jimenez of Spain.
Sunday's final round saw Jimenez displaying his impressive overall game – the result of decades spent at the highest level of international golf – to clinch the $2 million title. Carding an almost perfect 65 during the final round, the Spaniard reminded his fans and fellow-players that at 48 years of age he is still a match for the best in the world.
Celebrating his 19th victory on the European Tour after 24 years as an active competitor, Jimenez told reporters that exercise, a love of sport and good wine have kept him on the top of his game for almost a quarter century. The Spaniard, who makes no bones about his love of good food, wine, and cigars, also commended the younger players on the European Tour, while making it clear that he could keep up with their youthful pace.
The Spanish veteran has no plans to throw in the towel anytime soon, and believes that Sunday's victory will not be the last time he lifts the trophy on the European Tour.
The US PGA Tour's 2012 season has officially ended, with just three more events scheduled for late November and early December. The Tour's qualifying tournament, the Jack Nicklaus Tournament, takes place on November 28th in California.
In other news from the PGA Tour, world number one Rory McIlroy was honoured last week when the PGA of America awarded him the prestigious Player of the Year Award and the Vardon Trophy last week, confirming this talented player's place in golfing history.
On the LPGA Tour, South Korea's Na Yeon Choi was victorious at the Titleholders tournament, winning the final event of the 2012 season to complete an outstanding year in professional golf. Compatriot and season rookie So Yeon Ryu came in second.
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