Singh in the mix at PGA's Honda Classic

Three-time major winner Vijay Singh has put himself in contention to win his first PGA Tour event in more than a decade after three rounds of The Honda Classic.

03-Mar-2019 By Australian Associated Press
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Vijay Singh's last PGA Tour victory was in 2008.

His only win at The Honda Classic was in 1999, on a course that he couldn't remember.

He arrived at PGA National a few days ago wondering if his game is still good enough for him to be competitive with the younger generation.

So far, he's got to like what he's achieved.

And he'll have a shot on Sunday at making history.

Singh - who turned 56 on February 22 - has a chance to become the oldest winner on the PGA Tour.

His round of five-under 65 on Saturday put him at six under for the week, one shot behind leader Wyndham Clark.

They'll be in the final pairing on Sunday.

Singh has been a pro longer than the 25-year-old Clark has been alive.

"It would be great," Singh said when asked what a win would mean at his age.

"I've worked pretty hard. I'm physically quite capable of doing it.

"Mentally, I'm going to go out there and see how my mind works.

"If I just don't let anything interfere, I think I can do it."

There have been seven players to win on the PGA Tour after their 50th birthday, the oldest Sam Snead at 52 years, 10 months, 8 days in the 1965 Greater Greensboro Open.

"He's been one of the game's best," Rickie Fowler, who was alone in fifth at 5 under after a round of 66, said.

He's a ball-striker. He's not as long as he used to be but on this golf course you don't necessarily have to be long."

Singh, half-way co-leader Keith Mitchell (70) and Kyeong-Hoon Lee (68) are all one shot behind Clark, who had five birdies in his first seven holes before he gave a few shots back as the wind started to pick up.

There are 28 players within five shots of the lead, including three-time major winner Brooks Koepka (70) and Australian Matt Jones (69, three under).

Second-round co-leader Im Sung-jae is not among them as he crashed to a seven-over 77 to be one over.


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