Just as Sunday's final group of leaders teed off Sunday in the 3M Championship, a three-time past champion finished with a bogey on No. 18.

But what a round it was for 67-year-old Hale Irwin.

Playing in the day's third group out after consecutive rounds of 2-over-par 74 to start the tournament, Irwin turned in a 65 on Sunday, the first time in his career he has shot under his age. He's shot his age six times.

Irwin jarred a 171-yard 6-iron shot on No. 9 for an eagle during his round, the first eagle ever on the ninth at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine during the annual Champions Tour event.

"It's a damn hard hole," Irwin said.

After the eagle, Irwin went on to birdie six consecutive holes on the back nine -- matching Day 2 leader David Peoples' Champions Tour and 3M Championship record-tying marks from Saturday -- before the hiccup on the 18th.

"Got a history lesson here today, huh?" Irwin said. "Kind of a bonehead move there at the end, but there were some fireworks."

Irwin has played 17 consecutive 3M Championships, winning in 1997, '99 and 2002.

At the top of the leader board Sunday, secoond-round leader Peoples birdied two of his first three holes to get to 16 under par and take a four-shot lead over Eduardo Romero.

Jeff Sluman, Olin Browne, Craig Stadler and Joel Edwards were at 11 under as of 1 p.m.