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 visit us online at srixon.com.