Langer Eagles 18th Hole To Win Playoff Opener

Bernhard Langer eagled the 18th hole on Sunday to win the Dominion Energy Charity Classic by one stroke over Scott Verplank.

The 60-year old Langer entered the final hole at The Country Club of Virginia’s James Course down one to Verplank, who was in the clubhouse at 15 under.

Langer, even par on the day, needed a birdie to force OT, or an eagle for the outright win. The senior star chose the latter.

After a perfect tee shot, the four-time Charles Schwab Cup champ hit a perfect cut with a 3-wood to 15 feet of the pin, and then drained the eagle putt for the win.

Verplank posted a bogey-free 6-under 66 and finished alone in second.

Billy Mayfair (65), Kenny Perry (65) and Vijay Singh (71) tied for third at 12 under.

The victory was Langer’s sixth of the season and 35th of his career on the senior tour. He earned $305,000 and clinched the No. 1 seed for the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Phoenix.


FINAL TOP 10

1 Bernhard Langer -16
2 Scott Verplank -15
T3 Billy Mayfair -12
T3 Kenny Perry -12
T3 Vijay Singh -12
T6 Duffy Waldorf -11
T6 Joe Durant -11
T8 Todd Hamilton -10
T8 Fran Quinn -10
T8 Scott McCarron -10
T8 Jesper Parnevik -10
T8 Doug Garwood -10


BERNHARD LANGER’S EAGLE PUTT TO WIN


Credit: PGA Tour Media, Getty Images


Jeff Smith

Jeff is a Producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is producing a digital documentary on the 2016-17 PGA Tour season.

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