Some things are meant to be enjoyed together. A sunny day spent on the golf course, peanut butter and jelly or iced tea and lemonade…you get the gist. For Miguel, he seems to have transitioned from his traditional cigar and good wine, to hitting a hole-in-one then showing off his suave dance moves. Earlier this year, we saw him cha-cha after dunking his shot on the 173 yard par 3, 15th at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. His most recent hole-in-one, however, is especially fitting for a golfer who is undoubtedly the Most Interesting Man in golf.
Much like The Mechanic’s warm-up routine, we have become familiar with Miguel chasing records at the Open de Espana. In 2014, he extended his own record of being the oldest to win in European Tour history. He also broke the record previously held by Arnold Palmer (another Lamkin wrap grip player) by being the oldest to win the Open de Espana.
In 2014 Miguel rewrote history on home soil at this tournament. Fast forward one year, he is back and in true form. Miguel dropped in a lovely par-three ace at No. 8 at the Open de Espana. He celebrated with the traditional sheathing of his club, followed by a non-traditional moonwalk across the tee box. The ace marks Miguel’s ninth hole-in-one on the European Tour, tying the record for most all-time on the tour.
Whether it’s the 100 bottles of wine he won by holing out in Portugal a few years back, or the 288 bottles of beer this ace gets him. Miguel will only be truly satisfied if he can defend his title and WIN this tournament back-to-back. If he continues to hit shots like his most recent ace, we are sure to see more dancing, records broken and him bringing home another victory. You know, more Miguel being Miguel.