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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 06/17/2011

U.S. Open: Jimenez departs Congressional, but not before enjoying a cigar

It was a Friday trunk slammer for Miguel Angel Jimenez after carding a two-day total of 8-over 150, including an opening-round 77 that ultimately doomed the Spaniard.

That disappointment, though, didn’t prevent the player affectionately nicknamed The Mechanic from enjoying a big fat cigar as he departed the course with his caddie. Or at least he was trying to do so.

Along the way, he stopped to socialize with several fans and even got a golf ball from his caddie to sign for a security worker near the media interview area by the clubhouse.

After one last conversation, Jimenez held his arms out at his side as if to suggest a lost weekend before finally getting to light his cigar--perhaps a Cuban since it didn’t appear to have a label--and heading out for good.

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