Spain’s Miguel Ángel Jiménez has been crowned the winner of this year’s Boeing Classic, held at the Club at Snoqualmie Ridge this past weekend.
Jiménez finished Sunday’s round of play at 5-under-par, lowering his three-round total to 15-under — putting him atop the 78-person field and two strokes ahead of runner-up David McKenzie of Australia.
“I did not play very well all through the year, [but] it’s been close to coming,” he said after Sunday’s round. “[I had] two bogeys on the first nine holes of the tournament, and then the last 45 holes were bogey-free.”
After shooting 2-under-par in the tournament’s opening round on Friday, Jiménez found himself in a 7-way-tie for 17th place and three strokes off the leaders.
Jiménez began to turn it around on the back nine Friday, finishing the second half of play with one bride and no bogies.
He carried that momentum in to play Saturday, where he shot 8-under par, bringing his total to 10-under, and moving into a two-way tie for first with American Bill Andrade to begin the final round Sunday.
Jiménez had another bogey free performance in the final round on Sunday, lowering his total to 15-under and taking the $333,000 first place prize. It marks the 13th career PGA Tour Champions win for Jiménez and a career-best third win of the season.