Defending Champion Jimenez Shines in Asia


They do not play in this kind of weather in Europe ' on the European Tour, oddly enough. The forecast for this week, when the tour plays the Johnnie Walker Classic in Beijing, China, is hot and humid.
Miguel Angel Jimenez won the tournament last year when it was played in nearby Thailand. He says the weather is considerably warmer than it is in Europe. But he prefers the weather in Asia.
I prefer this kind of weather to playing in the rain or cold, he said in Bangkok last year. Just drink water, the most important thing you have to do to take care of yourself.
Jimenez carded a final round 4-under 68 to fend off Thomas Bjorn and win the Johnnie Walker by two strokes. Jimenez completed the event at 17-under-par 271.

Jimenez has started off again brilliantly on the European Tour. He won in Hong Kong to start the season, then put together two more top 10s in his three tour events this season.
Whats the secret?
The most important thing is the rhythm and just be happy with yourself, and not worry about what people are saying, he said. You start moving and you keep going. There's no point to think about what is ahead, or it's coming, it's coming.
One thing for certain is the Jimenez knows the weight will drop off this week.
I start with four holes on my belt and I know coming into this week that I will leave with two, he says, only half-joking.
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