U.S. Senior Open. Miguel Angel Jimenez Leads Rain Delayed Open.

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Miguel Angel Jimenez leads rain delayed U.S. Senior Open, as the finish is moved to Monday.

Miguel Angel Jimenez heads into the final round with the lead at the U.S. Senior Open. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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Miguel has a one shot lead to defend on Monday morning, with a 54 hole total of -3 under par at the U.S. Senior Open;

“I like to play here, I have some compromises.”

“After this week, I’m going to play a couple of tournaments in Europe.”

“And then probably going to come in to play maybe one and then play the last four also.”

“Of course, you have to enjoy yourself, and I enjoy myself.”

 “You look at my office, no? It’s a great life, no? That’s what I want to do in my life is play golf.”

“I will do what I want to do in my life for a living, and golf is not my job. It’s also my hobby.”

“Of course, when I finish here, I’m going to have a big fat cigar with a nice glass of wine and enjoy my wife and my family and my people who are here.”

Gene Sauers is in second place at -2 under par for the tournament, he discussed the situation over breakfast with some very influential friends;

“I ate breakfast, and then I had lunch, and then we just kind of sat around the table and just talked about old times.”

 “I was in there with Tom Watson and Larry Mize and Scott Verplank, Bob Tway. We were just in there discussing our lives and what was going on and the future of the game, you name it. Everything was coming up.”

“Why they cancelled it is because they said if you had to take casual water, you’d have to go over to the end of the rough to drop it.”

“I don’t know if it will be lift, clean, and place Monday  or not.”

“If you get a lot of mud on your balls, that could be treacherous. I know USGA doesn’t like to play lift, clean and play. We don’t either, but sometimes you have to.”

Sharing third place are Billy Mayfair, Loren Roberts and Ian Woosnam, all at +1 over for the 54 holes of the competition.

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Untouchable Thelen takes Bad Ragaz title

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The European Tour Seniors Open was won by Tim Thelan at the  Bad Ragaz course in Switzerland on Sunday. The American had to resist the challenge of former Ryder Cup  Captains in Ian Woosnam and Mark James to take home the €42,000 first prize. After also winning last week Tim said he could get used to the feeling, after he signed for a final round of -3 under par for a 67 that gave him            a -12 under par total and secured a two-shot win over Mark James, with Ian Woosnam a further shot back in third.

“I could get used to this feeling. This is pretty amazing to win a second event in seven days. I played great again this week and to come out on top against another two of the game’s great players in Mark James and Ian Woosnam is very satisfying. I looked at the leaderboard on the 16th and saw I had a two shot lead, then Mark  birdied the last to cut the lead to one. So that seven iron on seventeen really was a fabulous shot. Making that birdie putt was a big moment too because it gave me a cushion to play the last.”

Sir Bob Charles’s first round of 66 in Bad Ragaz  saw the Kiwi better his age by a European Senior Tour record of ten shots, while Gary Player’s scores of 72-70-71 were a testament to the nine-time Major Champion’s fitness and competitive drive. Sir Bob finished  the week at one over par in a tie for 42nd place,  just two shots ahead of Gary who was in a tie for 50th.