Langer makes history with Senior PGA Championship win

Bernhard Langer becomes first player to win all five senior majors on the Champions Tour. 

Andy Roberts's picture
Mon, 29 May 2017

Another major tournament on the Champions Tour, and yet another record broken by golden oldie Bernhard Langer. 

Langer, 59, has become the first player to win all five senior majors on the over 50s circuit following a narrow one-shot victory over Vijay Singh at the Senior PGA Championship at Trump National in Washington.

The German closed with a round of 68 to oust the Fijian by one stroke on 18-under par. 

"It means a great deal," said Langer when questioned what it means to have locked away all five senior majors.

"We play to win, especially majors. Now to have surpassed Jack Nicklaus in majors on this tour is pretty unique."

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The victory marks Langer's ninth senior major title and his 32nd on the Champions Tour in total. It's also consecutive wins on the circuit following a commanding five-stroke triumph at the Regions Tradition (also a major).

"To win back-to-back majors is really hard to do," added Langer, who became golf's first ever world number one back in 1986.

"I was really tired, aching. I got something in my hip joint about six holes ago which was pretty painful, but I'm just so blessed."

Langer, a 10-time member of the European Ryder Cup team, won two majors during his career on the regular tour, the 1985 and 1993 Masters at Augusta National.

 

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