In labeling Miguel Angel Jimenez the “Most Interesting Golfer in the World,” the gray-bearded elephant in the room is, of course, Dos Equis’ “Most Interesting Man in the World.”
As Francis Pruett of Barman Guide writes, agency Euro RSCG Worldwide conceived of the beer company’s character as “a man rich in stories and experiences, much the way the audience hopes to be in the future.”
Jimenez, for his part, is a man rich in stories and experiences. He’s also rich in something else: money. His most recent win (his 21st on the European Tour) at the Spanish Open grossed him $341,500. He’s made more than $30 million on the European Tour and an additional $3.9 million on the PGA Tour.
While he is pulling in various currencies hand over fist, the Malaga native takes time to savor the finer things in life. He reportedly smokes five cigars a day. He’s fueled by espresso and unwinds with fine red wine or aged whiskey. As the Spaniard told Cigar Aficionado, “Golf is a beautiful game and it has given me a beautiful life.”
Here are a few of the many interesting elements of that beautiful life.