16 May, 2016 @ 09:48
1 min read

Spain’s Miguel Jimenez rules himself out of Rio Olympics

Olympics e

OlympicsBRAZIL’S greenkeepers will not be sweeping cigar ash from the country’s golf courses this summer.

Flamboyant Spanish golfer Miguel Angel Jimenez – renowned for puffing on a big fat Havana during play – has ruled himself out of contention for the Rio Olympics which get underway in less than 100 days.

Jimenez had previously expressed a desire to represent Spain, with golf returning to the Olympic arena for the first time since 1904.

However, the 52-year-old has now ruled himself out, opting to concentrate on the PGA Tour instead.

“It is a shame but I need to concentrate on other tournaments first,” Jimenez said. “I am sure Spain will do well at the Olympics, we have so many top golfers.”

Jimenez is the latest in an ever-lengthening line of pro golfers boycotting the games in order to concentrate on other tournaments.

As well as the Olympics dates for the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, the Champions Senior Tour and the European PGA Tour are all scheduled for this summer.

Adam Scott, Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel and Vijay Singh have also decided to sit out the tournament in Rio.

Rob Horgan

DO YOU HAVE NEWS FOR US at Spain’s most popular English newspaper - the Olive Press? Contact us now via email: newsdesk@theolivepress.es or call 951 273 575. To contact the newsdesk out of regular office hours please call +34 665 798 618.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

susana diaz pregnant
Previous Story

Junta boss Susana Diaz to be grilled over billion-euro Operation Edu scandal

tim healy
Next Story

Benidorm star Tim Healy airlifted back to UK from Spain following mystery illness

Latest from Lead

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press