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.
Now Singh, who turned 56 on Feb. 22, has a chance to become the oldest winner ever on the PGA Tour. His round of 5-under-par 65 on Saturday in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., put him at 6-under for the week, one shot behind leader Wyndham Clark.
They’ll be in the final pairing Sunday. Singh, who is tied with Singh, Keith Mitchell (70) and Kyeong-Hoon Lee (68), has been a pro longer than the 25-year-old Clark has been alive.
“It would be great,” Singh said. “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. … 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. The last to win was Davis Love III, who was 51 at the 2015 Wyndham Championship.
• Mark O’Meara shot a 3-under 70 to take the second-round lead at 10-under 136 in the Cologuard Classic in Tucson, while former pitcher John Smoltz closed with a double bogey to drop 11 strokes back in his PGA Tour Champions debut.
Smoltz, 51, was tied for 56th at 1-over after rounds of 73 and 74.
• Ariya Jutanugarn moved to the top of the leaderboard at the HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore, leading by one stroke over Minjee Lee (67) after a 6-under 66 put her at 11-under 205.
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• The Kansas City Chiefs are reportedly placing the franchise tag on outside linebacker Dee Ford for just over $15.4 million.
Tennis: Roger Federer became the second man to win 100 tour-level tournament titles in the professional era when he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the Dubai Championships.
Jimmy Connors, who ended his career on 109 titles, was the first.
Skiing: Mikaela Shiffrin clinched the World Cup overall title for the third straight year after snowstorms prevented the women’s super-G race in Sochi, Russia, from going ahead.
Shiffrin, 23, had opted not to race this weekend and is training in Italy. She has a 719-point lead over second-place Petra Vlhova with a maximum of 700 points now remaining this season.
Motor sports: Kyle Busch moved into position for a three-race weekend sweep in his hometown, holding on in double-overtime to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Busch held off John Hunter Nemechek on the final lap, adding his 93rd career Xfinity series win to his victory in the Truck Series on Friday.
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