Two of the oldest competitors on the golf tour are both aiming to make the squad for the Ryder Cup. Both Miguel Angel Jimenez and Thomas Bjorn are over 40 but are currently playing some of the best golf of their careers. The form they find themselves in enough to see them under consideration to represent Europe again.

Jimenez, who turned 50 in January, is a popular character on the golfing circuit and with 20 European circuit wins, is successful too. His last tournament win came in December last year when he won in Hong Kong. Jimenez was included in the 2012 team as vice captain.

Bjorn has hit form just before the selection process, currently leading the Tour to Dubai. With 15 European tour titles, the Dane is another big name on the circuit, who knows this year's course well. Bjorn won at Gleneagles in 2011 at the Johnnie Walker Championships. The 42-year-old has also been the vice captain of the European squad three times, in 2004, 2010 and 2012.

Both men have plenty of experience on their side, as well as both winning the Ryder Cup several times. In fact, Bjorn has never played on the losing side.

The Ryder Cup is being held in Gleneagles later this year, and captain Paul McGinley will be looking at including two of Europe's most experienced and in form golfers into his squad.

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