Jimenez seeking to become European Tour's oldest winner

    Miguel Angel Jimenez is seeking to win the Hong Kong Open for the third time and become the European Tour's oldest victor.

    Story highlights

    • Miguel Angel Jimenez joins Michael Campbell in share of the lead in Hong Kong
    • Jimenez will become European Tour's oldest winner if he clinches victory on Sunday
    • Spaniard, 48, has won the tournament twice before but is two years without a title
    • Former U.S. Open champion Campbell, 43, has not won a tournament since 2005
    Rory McIlroy may have already wrapped up the money list title, but two veteran golfers have much to play for on the final day of the European Tour season's penultimate event in Hong Kong.
    Miguel Angel Jimenez, at 48 seeking to become the tour's oldest winner, finished the third round tied for the lead with 43-year-old Michael Campbell -- whose last victory came in 2005, the year he won his only major.
    "I love to be in contention. It's been a long time since I've been there," said Jimenez, who has won 11 of his 18 European Tour titles since turning 40 but has not triumphed in more than two years.
    Jimenez, who was one of Jose Maria Olazabal's vice-captains in Europe's Ryder Cup victory in September, carded two-under-par 68 to join Campbell on 10-under 200 overall in a tournament he won in 2004 and 2007.
    Irishman Des Smyth was 48 years and 34 days old when he won the Madeira Island Open in 2001, while Jimenez will turn 49 on January 5.
    "I like to be in contention on this golf course and you have to have patience and let everything happen," said the Spaniard, who led after a first-round 65.