Allen could break age record


If Michael Allen can go low on Sunday at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, he could become the oldest winner in PGA Tour history.

Allen, 53, is 8 under through three rounds in Riviera Maya, sitting in the top four. All three players in front of him lack a PGA Tour win.

If Allen can surge to the title on Sunday, he would pass Sam Snead as oldest to win a PGA Tour event. Snead won his eighth Greensboro Open in 1965 at 52 years, 10 months.

Mexico appears to be a fountain of youth for the 50-plus set. Fred Funk won this event five years ago at 50 years, 8 months to becomes the fifth-oldest winner. John Cook finished third here last year – three shots out of a playoff – at age 53.

Allen also would become the oldest first-time champion; he is vying for his first win in 367 PGA Tour starts.