Langer wins record ninth Champions major

(AP Photo/Steve Helber)

STERLING, Va. (AP) Bernhard Langer knew it wouldn't be easy to come from one stroke back to beat Vijay Singh, who's five years younger, drives the ball 30 yards farther and routinely competes with players young enough to be his sons.

Ultimately, the 59-year-old German star's confidence with the putter, a club that has frequently bedeviled him, was the difference as he edged past Singh in a tense back-nine duel to win the Senior PGA Championship at Trump National on Sunday.

Langer won his record ninth senior major and the only one that had eluded him during his dominant decade-long run on the 50-and-over circuit. He tied Jack Nicklaus' record of eight majors last week with a comeback victory in the Regions Tradition. He's also the first player to win the career "super slam" of all five senior majors.


Money Leaders: Champions
Rank Player Earnings
1 Bernhard Langer $1,664,651
2 Scott McCarron $784,351
3 Miguel Angel Jimenez $760,544
4 Fred Couples $631,233
5 Kevin Sutherland $604,367
6 Vijay Singh $555,720
7 Stephen Ames $488,372
8 Tom Lehman $482,390
9 Kenny Perry $481,905
10 John Daly $479,529
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