Golf-Jimenez secures record-breaking triumph in Hong Kong

FANLING, Hong Kong Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:32pm IST

FANLING, Hong Kong Nov 18 (Reuters) - Miguel Angel Jimenez fired a final round five-under 65 to become the oldest player to record a European Tour victory with a one-stroke triumph at the Hong Kong Open on Sunday.

The Spaniard completed the tournament on 15 under par to edge out Sweden's Fredrik Andersson Hed, who had earlier shot a 64, to secure a hat-trick of Hong Kong titles at the age of 48 years and 318 days.

Jimenez is 284 days older than Irishman Des Smyth was when he won the 2001 Madeira Islands Open and his triumph comes a week after Italy's Matteo Manassero became the first teenager to claim a hat-trick of European Tour titles at the Singapore Open.

After also winning the Hong Kong title in 2005 and 2008, Jimenez saw off the challenge of joint-overnight leader Michael Campbell when the New Zealander fired a disappointing two-over 72 to slip down into a tie for eighth.

Campbell had been seeking a first victory since 2005, when he won the U.S. Open and the World Match Play Championship. (Editing by John O'Brien)

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

REUTERS SHOWCASE

Fresh Woes

Fresh Woes

Clarke picked by Aussies despite injury doubt.   Full Article 

FIFA World XI

FIFA World XI

Casillas shock inclusion on shortlist for FIFA award.  Full Article 

"Last Chance"

"Last Chance"

Man City must seize last chance, says Pellegrini.  Full Article 

Formula One

Formula One

Arrivabene replaces Mattiacci at Ferrari.  Full Article 

Straight Defeats

Straight Defeats

Rodgers says his Liverpool job could be under threat.  Full Article 

All in Past

All in Past

No time for nostalgia against Chelsea, says Di Matteo.  Full Article 

Three-month Ban

Three-month Ban

Chinese doping officials say no cover-up of Sun ban.  Full Article 

No Plain Sailing

No Plain Sailing

Champions League a welcome break for Arsenal.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device  Full Coverage