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Video: Miguel Angel Jimenez demonstrates his famous stretching routine

By Stephen Hennessey

PHOENIX -- You've seen it on the range at tour events. Miguel Angel Jimenez's warm-up routine is a spectacle to say the least.

Yesterday at Ping's headquarters in Phoenix, Jimenez gave a quick rundown of his stretching routine to a group of about 30 Ping employees.

Who knew that Jimenez has a method to the madness of this contorting motion? The 50-year-old Spaniard says he has been doing these stretches for as long as he can remember.

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"The older we get, the more important your fitness is," Jimenez said after, before heading to Tucson for this week's WGC-Match Play. "You don't want to lose your flexibility with age."

Jimenez certainly hasn't. As he toured through the Ping headquarters after his stretching clinic, Jimenez showed off just how flexible he still is. In front of a cubicle of a group of Ping employees, the four-time Ryder Cupper threw his leg high onto their cubicle wall, with his foot almost reaching above his head.

"See, this is why you need to stretch," Jimenez explained.

Not many 50-year-old golfers can make ballet dancers blush with their warm-up routine. But this Spaniard still can.

 
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