Jimenez stays in control
Miguel Angel Jimenez will take a three-stroke lead over Edoardo Molinari into the final round of the Omega European Masters.
Pony-tailed Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez takes a three-stroke lead over Ryder Cup team-mate Edoardo Molinari into the final round of the Omega European Masters in Switzerland.
And it would have been four but for a moment of absent-mindedness by the 46-year-old on the 10th fairway at Crans-sur-Sierre.
Jimenez momentarily forgot that placing was allowed only on the sixth hole and by picking up his ball incurred a one-shot penalty.
It turned his third round 67 into a 68 – the same as Molinari – and gave him a 17 under total.
If either of them goes on to take the £271,662 first prize that will make it four wins in a row for members of Colin Montgomerie’s side.
The run of success by “Monty’s Men” started when German Martin Kaymer lifted his first major at the US PGA Championship three weeks ago.
That was followed by Swede Peter Hanson capturing the Czech Open and then by Molinari grabbing the Johnnie Walker Championsip victory he probably needed to earn a wild card for next month’s match against the Americans at Celtic Manor.
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