Bernhard Langer sets record by winning US Senior Open

Stevens Point, Wis. – Bernhard Langer won the US Senior Open on Sunday, breaking the career record for PGA Tour champions.

Langer broke the Hale Irwin tie with his 46th win, pushing his 50+ Tour record to 65 years, 10 months, 5 days.

“My mom is going to be 100 on Aug. 4, so I think I have good genes,” Langer said. Hopefully I’ll be around for a few more years.

With a seven-stroke lead on the back nine, Langer finished the final three holes in a shot-under-par 70 and won by two strokes over state favorite Steve Stricker. A rough green.

Langer finished the tournament at 277 under par. Only eight players finished better than par at the weekend of the tournament.

Langer beat Alan Doyle’s age record set in 2006 by 57 years, 11 months and 14 days. Bettered his own record for hits by a senior player with 12.

“I never thought it would happen in the Senior Open, but I’m really happy that this feat happened this week,” Langer said. It’s definitely one of the best tournaments we’ve ever been to.

Jerry Kelly tied for third with a four-under 71.

Brett Quigley (66) and Rob Labritz (69) tied for fourth place at two under. Rediff Cousin (71), Steven Algar (65) and Dickie Bright (69) were tied.

Canada’s Mike Weir (75) was tied for the top spot at 10 over par. The other Canadians in the tournament, McLean (73) and Stephen Ames (74), played 12 and 16 strokes under par, respectively.

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