Nick Faldo was at his laconic best yesterday. Asked what aspect of his game was strong after he had completed his third round, the six-time Major winner replied: 'I'm walking really well.' On the surface it might have sounded like one of Faldo's off-the-cuff answers, leaving the media wondering if it was meant as a joke or if there was a semblance of truth in his riposte. But using his third-round effort as the yardstick, his answer has as many grains of truth as the greens on the Fanling course. For it is apparent that the 45-year-old Englishman is not entirely happy with the way he is playing in Hong Kong. This is soon confirmed, when he adds: 'I'm doing nothing really well. My swing is not bad and I'm doing things better than before. But I'm trying to put a bit of feel into my game.' The feel that saw him win the last time he played in Hong Kong, 12 years ago, at the inaugural Johnnie Walker Asian Classic. But 1990 was a long time ago. He was at his peak then, winning two Majors in that year. Faldo himself admits that his body has aged. 'The body's down a few million miles of travelling and I've beaten an awful lot of golf balls. Nowadays my knees ache, my elbow aches and the body is a bit older,' he said before the tournament began. That magical component - the feel for the game - seems to be a missing quality. Yesterday Faldo once again finished with the frustration of knowing he could have had a lower score than his third-round three-under-par 66. He fired five birdies to cancel out two bogeys, but sadly failed to take opportunities on his way home, parring the last five holes. His shot of the day came at the par-five 529-yard 12th hole where he narrowly missed out on an eagle. He hit a five-wood approach shot from 228 yards out that shaved the edge of the hole. Following his score of 68 and 65 in the earlier two rounds, Faldo now lies four shots off the pace, a similar position to that which he was in at the start of yesterday's play. It will take a huge effort from him today if he is to put himself into contention and win his first title since 1997. But Faldo retained an air of confidence. 'I'm still reasonably there. The tournament is there for the taking. I will have to play aggressive and if I can get on a birdie roll tomorrow I can post a score and see what happens.' Easier said than done, for Faldo concedes that the greens are a bit of a lottery. 'I made a few putts today but it is all down to the bump and the bounce. The grains grabbed me a couple of times. I misjudged how much it would pull. The greens are not all that great. It is one of those Asian things which we have to get used to very quickly,' he said. The sands of time are running out for Faldo - he has just one round left to come to terms with the Fanling greens.