There are just a little over 10 months until the two 60-player fields are decided for the 2016 Olympic golf tournaments. However, were the cutoff today, Miguel Angel Jimenez would make the field, representing Spain along with Sergio Garcia.
The 51-year-old would be one of the oldest players in either the men’s or women’s field. Asked about the potential of an Olympic spot on Wednesday ahead of this week’s KLM Open on the European Tour, Jimenez sounded downright giddy about the possibility.
“Of course I would like to be in the Olympics,” he said. “Can you imagine Miguel Angel Jimenez in Rio with a big fat cigar, walking through the middle of the Olympic Village with all of the athletes around? I would love that.”
Well, when he puts it that way, it does sound right up the world No. 61’s alley.
And if Jimenez does make the Olympic field, don’t count him out. He is the European Tour’s oldest champion, surpassing his own record multiple times.