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`OLD' FLOYD HAS PUT REPUTATION ON LINE AT DORAL

Over 30 years of competition at the highest level of golf, Ray Floyd has built a reputation as one of the game's most successful, most intimidating frontrunners.

Floyd, at 49 the oldest of the old folks clogging up the leaderboard, once again will put that reputation to the test Sunday in the final round of the $1.5 million Doral Open.The Hall of Fame member who will join the over-50 set on the Senior PGA Tour later this year, opened a three-shot lead Saturday with a third consecutive 67 and was praying for just one more.

"Let me have one more and I'll just sit and watch television and watch them try to catch it," Floyd said after completing three trips over the Blue Monster course in 15-under-par 201.

Fred Couples, who has not made a bogey in the tournament, shot a 3-under-par 69 in the shifting winds and was tied at Larry Nelson at 204.

Nelson, 44, making his first start in this country this year, moved among the leaders with a spectacular 65 that included bogeys on the last two holes.

Howard Twitty and Keith Clearwater, tied at 205. Twitty had a 68 and Clearwater a 70.