GULLANE, Scotland – British Open leader Miguel Angel Jimenez is often labeled golf’s “Most Interesting Man.” There’s nothing to dislike about his look and his lifestyle. He has admirers from all over the globe.
Phil Mickelson happens to be one of those admirers.
The two men have spent considerable time together as Ryder Cup opponents over the past decade – they’ve been on teams that have competed against each other four times from 1999-2010. Jimenez was an assistant captain for Europe’s victorious team last year at Medinah, Mickelson was a member of the U.S. team.
Point is, they know each other.
Mickelson gets such a kick out of Jimenez that he pays attention to him often.
“I always enjoyed being around him,” Mickelson said Friday after shooting a second-round 74. “He’s one of those guys I like to people watch and just kind of watch him move. You know, see how he rolls.
“I’m amused by his warm-up routine. I always get a kick out of that. I’ll actually arrive early to the course to watch it. He’s just an entertaining fellow.”