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Bernhard Langer wins TimberTech, now one away from Hale Irwin’s all-time wins record

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BOCA RATON, Florida — Bernhard Langer broke his own record as the oldest PGA Tour Champions winner from 6 to 66 with a six-shot win at the TimberTech Championships Sunday, leaving the 65-year-old German to one win. from compliance with the track record.

Langer started the final round with a one-shot advantage, was briefly caught by Paul Goidos and then pulled away from the younger crowd, which means almost everyone to him.

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The two-time Masters champion, who surpassed his age by two shots on Saturday when he took the lead, needed an 18th-place par-5 birdie at the Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club to take his seventh shot at his age.

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He scored 66 points, six shots ahead of Goidos (71) and Thongchai Jaidi (67).

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Langer now has 44 career wins among players aged 50 and over, one less than Hale Irwin’s record set from 1995 to 2007. Irvin won his last title at the age of 61.

Langer was reminded of Irvine’s record 45 wins over the past few years.

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“I’m getting closer and closer,” Langer said. “I’m also getting older and older, so the clock is ticking and I might have two or three more years where I can win. But I’m already the oldest, and this week I broke that record again.”

Langer, who won the Chubb Classic in Florida earlier this year, now has 11 wins after turning 60. He won at least once in his 16 years at the senior circuit.

Langer, who finished 17-199, moved to 5th in the Charles Schwab Cup, but no chance of winning the title for a seventh time.

Stephen Alker, a four-time winner this year, tied for sixth and kept a big lead in the Schwab Cup. That will be decided next week at the Charles Schwab Cup in Phoenix, which is basically a two-man race.

Padraig Harrington, who struggled with a neck strain on Sunday, fired 67 shots and finished fourth to even stand a chance.

Points are doubled in three post-season events. Alker leads Harrington by 617,980 points and the next week’s winner gets 880,000 points.

Harrington is happy that he has a remote chance, especially after the second round started with a quadruple ghost eight.

“At least I kept doing it. It didn’t look like this after the first hole yesterday,” he said. “My first ball went out of bounds, my second ball went way out of bounds, hit the fence. I played with my left hand and then hit the water. Yes, at that stage it did not look like I would participate in this tournament.

The top 36 players go to Phoenix. Kevin Sutherland played his way 66-68 over the weekend and finished fifth, moving up 11 spots to 26th. John Huston, despite a double ghost on the 17th hole, threw 71 to tie the game at eight and moved up six spots to finish. under number 36.


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