The 10 Best Performances by Athletes Passed Their Prime

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The 10 Best Performances by Athletes Passed Their Prime

It seems we are seeing more professionals wow us with great performances when they are past their prime.

Watching these amazing performances gives us all hope as we age that we may be able to turn back the hands of father time and give that peak performance, if just for a day.

It was hard to limit these performances to just 10, but here are my top 10 sports performances from athletes past their prime:

10. Sam "Slammin Sammy" Snead

If you look up the term “Golf Swing” you'll find a picture of Sam Snead.

With 82 career PGA Tour wins, he is one of the top five golfers of all time. It may not be fair to place Snead in here since he never seemed to pass his prime.

He is the oldest golfer to win a tour event, at the age of 52. In 1974, at age 62, he shot (-1) 279 to come in third (three strokes behind winner Lee Trevino) at the PGA Championship at Tanglewood.

Then Snead, at age 67, posted rounds of 67 and 66 at the Quad Cities Open, and at age 71, he shot 60 on his home course, The Homestead.

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