Graham Chadwick: My favourite picture of the year
To mark the close of another sporting year, Sportsmail photographer Graham Chadwick has picked his best image of the past 12 months. Here, Graham describes exactly why this is his No 1…
During this year”s Open, the eccentric Miguel Angel Jimenez entertained the crowds with his amusing warm-up routine. It is not often you spot golfers limbering up before teeing off – let alone doing squats with cigar in their mouth!
The picture was taken at the start of the final round on the Sunday and the trophy was within Jimenez”s grasp. With so many stories needing to be covered over a large area, it is a real test for a photographer to be in the right place at the right time during a major golf tournament.
Eagle-eyed sports picture editor Brendan Monks made sure this picture didn”t get overlooked despite the unfolding drama on the course.
It was such a strong image that even on a day when Darren Clarke won at Royal St George”s, it still featured in the paper. Thanks must go to the team in the London office for making this happen.
Graham used: Nikon D3, ISO 500, F3.5 lens, 80-200mm