June 10, 1926|
|Died||August 11, 2007
San Antonio, Texas
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour
|Best results in major championships
|U.S. Open||T45: 1958|
|The Open Championship||CUT: 1978|
|PGA Championship||T65: 1970|
Jimenez, who was of Mexican American descent, was born in Kerrville, Texas. He was a 1952 graduate of Trinity University with majors in biology and physical education. Jimenez played on the PGA Tour in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. He spent many years (1964–1991) as the club pro at the Jefferson City Country Club in Jefferson City, Missouri. His best showing in a major championship was a T-45 at the 1958 U.S. Open. The highlight of his career came when he won the 1978 PGA Seniors' Championship in a playoff over Manuel de la Torre and Joe Cheves with a birdie on the first extra hole of a sudden-death playoff.
Jimenez holds or formerly held two of golf's "shoot below your age" records. At the 1991 GTE Northwest Classic, a Senior PGA Tour event, 65-year-old Jimenez became the youngest player to shoot his age or lower in a tournament on one of golf's major professional circuits by shooting a 63. This record was later broken when 61-year-old Walter Morgan shot a 60 in the AT&T Canada Senior Open Championship. Jimenez still holds the most-strokes-below-age (7) record. He shot a 62 during the 1995 Ameritech Senior Open at the age of 69.
this list is incomplete
- Midwest PGA Championship - year unknown
- Gateway PGA Championship - twice
- South Central PGA Championship - once
- Missouri Open
- 1960 Puerto Rico Open
- 1962 Midwest PGA Championship
- 1978 PGA Seniors' Championship
- 1998 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf - Demaret Division (with Charlie Sifford)
- 1999 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf - Demaret Division (with Charlie Sifford)
- 2000 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf - Demaret Division (with Charlie Sifford)
- Willis, George (July 25, 1993). "Fade to Black". Newsday. Long Island, New York. p. 16 (Sports).
Other prominent minority players include Mexican-Americans Lee Trevino, Joe Jimenez, Homero Blancas and Fred Ruiz..
- "Joe Jimenez, longtime head professional at J.C.C.C., dies at age 81". Jefferson City News-Tribune. Jefferson City, Missouri. Archived from the original on August 25, 2009. Retrieved August 14, 2007.
- "Golf Age Shooters - What are the Records for Age Shooters in Golf?". About.com. Retrieved October 28, 2006.
- "At age 80, Jimenez still has game". Jefferson City News-Tribune. Jefferson City, Missouri. Retrieved October 28, 2006.