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And meanwhile Bernhard Langer breaks a new record

by archysport

Sunday night, Bernhard Langer had to resort to a play-off to win his 42nd PGA Tour Champions title. Yet another victory for the German who took the opportunity to set a new record.

It went a little unnoticed because we can no longer count the longevity records of stainless steel Bernhard Langer. After playing for the first time his age at the end of August, on his birthday, the two-time Masters winner (85, 93) became the oldest winner of a US senior circuit tournament at the age of 64 1 month and 27 days.

I haven’t won since Tucson last year, but the feeling is even nicer

Victorious of his first tournament of the year 2021, Langer began to doubt his ability to win again with the arrival of the “youngsters” like Phil Mickelson, the title holder.

“I’ve been knocking on the door for a while. I lost in play-off a few times. I tried to forget this, this block that can arise from missed opportunities, Langer said. It’s a great feeling. I haven’t won since Tucson last year, but it feels even nicer. ”

To win his 42nd tournament among the Seniors, the Sexagenarian needed a birdie on the first play-off hole of the Dominion Energy Charity Classic on the course of the Country Club of Virginia’s James River Course to beat Doug Barron 12 years younger!

A cooler to celebrate!

This new record completes Langer’s long list of accomplishments since becoming the oldest player to cross the Masters last year at 63.

And the next record to beat?

Langer increases his lead at the top of the Charles Schwap Cup, the general classification which is established over two years since the counting began when the game resumed in 2020.

There are two tournaments left and Langer is therefore in the process of finishing season 1 for the sixth time.. Another record since apart from him, no one has won the overall standings more than twice!

The next record will then be that of the number of victories on the PGA Tour Champions since 3 successes separate him from Hale Irwin’s absolute record, which totaled 45 titles in the over-50s.

Note that the American has only won 7 major victories in the Seniors against 11 for the German.

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