Jimenez keeps rolling with 68 in BMW PGA opener

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Miguel Angel Jimenez didn’t need any mid-round theatrics to steal the spotlight at the BMW PGA Championship. His play was plenty good enough.

Sure, he came close to winning a car after another near-ace, but Jimenez got hot late in his round Thursday to shoot 4-under 68 at Wentworth. 

The 51-year-old Spaniard, fresh off a T-2 last week at his home open, went out in 34 and then made four birdies in his last six holes to vault near the top of the leaderboard.


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His play has been all-or-nothing over the past few months – his only two top-30s over his past six starts have been in the top seven. He's also been in the news for nearly coming to blows with Keegan Bradley and dancing after a hole-in-one last week in Spain, in which he won 288 bottles of beer.

Jimenez won this event in 2008, but has experienced little success since, save for a T-4 finish in 2013.