Langer, 64, breaks his own PGA Tour Champions age record


NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Already the oldest winner in PGA Tour champion history, Bernhard Langer picked up a wire-to-wire victory Sunday for his record-breaking fourth Chubb Classic title.

Langer won at 64 years, 5 months, 23 days to bring his total wins to 43 on the 50+ circuit, two behind Hale Irwin for the record, and win for the 16th consecutive season. The German star became the oldest winner on the tour in October at the Dominion Energy Charity Classic in Virginia.

Langer closed with his second 4-under 68, shooting the par-5 18th on the black course at Tiburon Golf Club for the third day in a row, to finish at 16-under 200. He beat Tim Petrovic by three strokes after taking a two-race lead in the final lap.

Langer started Thursday shooting his age with a 64. In the final round, the two-time Masters champion birdied six – going 4-for-4 on the par 5 – and two bogeys.

Langer also won the event – ​​in its 35th season, the longest-running PGA Tour Tournament of Champions in the same city – in 2011 at The Quarry and 2013 and 2016 at TwinEagles. The six-time Charles Schwab Cup season points champion also won the wire-to-wire in 2013 and 2016. Irwin has won the event three times.

Petrovic finished with a 69.

Retief Goosen finished third at 12 under after a 70.

Brian Gay finished with a 69 to finish fourth at 10 under in his senior debut. Gay turned 50 on December 14. He won the Bermuda Championship on the PGA Tour in the fall of 2020.

YE Yang, also making his tour debut, finished 12th at 6 under after a 73.

Steve Stricker, last year’s winner, was unable to play as he tries to regain his strength due to a virus which hospitalized him late last year.


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