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.