MIGUEL ÁNGEL JIMÉNEZ USES NEW SRIXON Z-STAR TO REPEAT AS MISSISSIPPI GULF RESORT CLASSIC CHAMPION
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – April 4, 2017 – Srixon congratulates Miguel Ángel Jiménez for his playoff victory in the PGA TOUR Champions Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic, held at Fallen Oak in Biloxi, Mississippi, over the weekend. Jiménez, a 53-year-old Spaniard who won the same event in 2016, recorded a birdie on the first sudden-death hole, the par-4 18th, to clinch victory after finishing regulation tied at 13-under par.
“I feel very nice. I feel I’m playing very well,” said Jiménez, now a four-time PGA TOUR Champions winner. “When I make birdies I feel like I can win the tournament. Then just keep playing well, make a couple more birdies. I’m happy to defend the way I defended, yes.”
Jiménez, who owns 11 top-3 finishes in 25 career PGA TOUR Champions starts, recently switched to the new, fifth-generation Z-STAR golf ball. He trusted its impressive high-launch, low-spin performance to lead the field with 86 percent of fairways hit for the week, missing only 6 fairways in 42 holes. The 21-time European Tour winner also tied for ninth in greens hit in regulation (43/54, 80 percent).
The new Srixon Z-STAR features an array of innovations designed to maximize performance on every shot, including the new Spin Skin coating, 338 Speed Dimple pattern and the Energetic Gradient Growth™ core.
Based in Huntington Beach, CA, Srixon®, is part of the DUNLOP SPORTS CO. LTD family and enjoys a strong presence on competitive tours worldwide. The professional staff includes players such as Graeme McDowell, Keegan Bradley, Hideki Matsuyama, Inbee Park, as well as many others. Srixon®, with more than 80 years of golf ball manufacturing experience, is committed to providing “Tour-proven, premium golf equipment to passionate golfers seeking to improve their performance while enhancing their experience playing the game of golf.” For more information, please contact Eli Miller (714) 889-6441 or visit us online at srixon.com.