Bernhard Langer’s victory is his 46th PGA Tour title, beating the previous all-time total held by Hale Irwin, with the US Senior Open success also being his 12th senior major and extending his own record.
Last update: 02/07/23 21:59
Bernhard Langer created more golf history and set multiple records after scoring a two-stroke win over Steve Stricker at the US Senior Open.
Langer scored a sub-70 on the final day at SentryWorld in Stevens Point, Wis. to clear the chasing pack as the overnight leader was never threatened as he finished the week on seven under to close out a impressive victory.
He started day two early and quickly extended his lead with three birdies on his first five holes, Langer then undoing a bogey on the sixth by birdie the next and taking advantage of the par five 10th.
A string of pars on the back nine kept Langer in control of the tournament, only to have his margin of victory over nearest challenger Stricker reduced when he bogeyed each of his last three holes.
The German’s win is his 46th PGA Tour title, beating the previous all-time total held by Hale Irwin, with the win also his 12th senior major and extending his own record.
Langer at 65 years and 10 months also breaks his own record as the oldest winner in PGA Tour champion history, following his victory at the Chubb Classic in February, the win coming 13 years after his previous success at the US Senior Open.
Stricker finished second after a final 69, having won the first two senior majors of the year, while Jerry Kelly finished three strokes third after a level 71.
The next PGA Tour Champions event is the Kaulig Companies Championship at Firestone CC in Ohio from July 13-16, while the next senior major is The Senior Open at Royal Porthcawl in Wales from July 27-30.