Langer Makes History, Wins Senior PGA Championship

Bernhard Langer posted a 4-under 68 in Sunday’s final round at Trump National to win the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship by a stroke over Vijay Singh (70).

 
Through 15 holes, the two Hall of Famers were deadlocked at 17-under. But after Langer birdied the par-4 16th, and Singh bogeyed the par-3 17th, the German star suddenly had a two shot advantage heading into the par-5 18th.

A long birdie putt by Singh made things interesting, but Langer calmly dropped his putt for par and made history.

Langer finished his four rounds at 18-under 270. With the win, Langer becomes the first player in history to win all five senior majors, and passes Jack Nicklaus (8) on the senior major championship list of with nine.

Singh’s 17-under 271 total was the best Senior PGA Championship score for a non-winner in the tournament’s history.

Miguel Angel Jimenez (68) and Billy Andrade (71) finished tied for third at 13-under. Rounding out the top-5 were Scott McCarron (69) and Bob Estes (70), who tied for fifth at 12-under.


Better With Age

The 59-year-old Langer is a combined 113-under-par in nine senior tour events this season.


The Winning Putt

The historic putt for par to win the 2017 Senior PGA Championship on 18.


Top 10

1 Bernhard Langer -18
2 Vijay Singh -17
T3 Miguel Angel Jimenez -13
T3 Billy Andrade -13
T5 Scott McCarron -12
T5 Bob Estes -12
7 David Toms -11
T8 Jerry Kelly -8
T8 Brandt Jobe -8
10 Duffy Waldorf -7


Quotable

On the Match with Singh

“He played realy good. He played extremely well. He just had a bad time with the putter… It was a great duel all day long. It was back and forth until the last three holes when I got my nose in front.”

On the Meaning of the Win

“It means a great deal. We play to win tournaments, especially majors, and now to have surpassed Jack Nicklaus in the majors on this tour is pretty unique. And to win back to back majors is really hard to do.”

On His Faith

“I’m just so blessed. I was carrying this Bible verse around with me from Proverbs 3:5-6. If I can just read it real quick: ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.’ That doesn’t mean I’m going to win all the time but it does mean he’s by my side and I can rely on him. And golf is my secondary thing. My faith is number one and its just awesome to have been out here for this long.”

Final Leaderboard

KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship
Trump National Golf Club
Washington, DC
May 28, 2017

POSPLAYERTOTR4
1Bernhard Langer-18-4
2Vijay Singh-17-2
T3Miguel Angel Jimenez-13-4
T3Billy Andrade-13-1
T5Scott McCarron-12-3
T5Bob Estes-12-2
7David Toms-11-3
T8Jerry Kelly-8-1
T8Brandt Jobe-8-1
10Duffy Waldorf-7E
T11Joey Sindelar-6E
T11Prayad Marksaeng-61
T11Paul Goydos-61
T11Larry Mize-63
T15Scott Parel-5-1
T15Tom Lehman-5E
T17John Daly-4-2
T17Colin Montgomerie-4-2
T17Lee Janzen-41
T17Kevin Sutherland-41
T21Tommy Armour III-3-3
T21Jesper Parnevik-3-2
T21Glen Day-3-1
T21Stephen Ames-32
T25Tom Byrum-2-3
T25Wesley Short Jr.-2-2
T25James Kingston-21
T28Barry Lane-1-1
T28Mike Goodes-1E
T28Billy Mayfair-11
T28Brian Henninger-12
T28Scott Dunlap-12
T33Paul BroadhurstEE
T33Kenny PerryEE
T33Tim PetrovicEE
T33Marco DawsonE3
T33Kirk TriplettE3
T38Jay Haas1-3
T38Steve Pate1-2
T38Jerry Smith1-1
T38Fred Funk1E
T38Miguel Angel Martin1E
T38Peter Fowler11
T38Bob Tway11
T38Carlos Franco13
T46Loren Roberts2-3
T46Jim Estes (CP)2-2
T46Joe Durant2-1
T46Fran Quinn21
T46Santiago Luna23
T46Mark O'Meara23
T46Andre Bossert24
T53Mark Brown (CP)31
T53Takeshi Sakiyama36
T55Olin Browne43
T55Bart Bryant44
T55Esteban Toledo44
T55Rod Spittle45
T59Jeff Sluman51
T59Jay Don Blake52
T59Jeff Maggert53
T59Rick Schuller (CP)54
T63Sandy Lyle7-2
T63Ian Woosnam73
65Bill Glasson83
T66Jerry Pate91
T66Doug Garwood94
T66Roger Chapman96
T69Jim Carter104
T69Jeff Roth (CP)105
T69Paul Eales105
T69Dan Forsman105
73Naoyuki Tamura114
74Gordon Manson122
75Lee Houtteman (CP)166
76Steve Lowery1810
CUTRuss Cochran--
CUTDon Berry (CP)--
CUTPaul Wesselingh--
CUTScott Verplank--
CUTWoody Austin--
CUTGus Ulrich (CP)--
CUTJeff Brehaut--
CUTSteve Flesch--
CUTKiyoshi Murota--
CUTJarmo Sandelin--
CUTPhillip Price--
CUTTom Pernice Jr.--
CUTJohn Riegger--
CUTGene Fieger (CP)--
CUTMagnus Atlevi--
CUTTom Watson--
CUTStuart Hendley (CP)--
CUTTodd McCorkle (CP)--
CUTWillie Wood--
CUTBrad Lardon (CP)--
CUTDaniel Heaslip (CP)--
CUTBob Gilder--
CUTMichael Bradley--
CUTCraig Thomas (CP)--
CUTRobert Thompson (CP)--
CUTKohki Idoki--
CUTJohn Nieporte--
CUTStephen Dodd--
CUTGary Hallberg--
CUTMike Reid--
CUTMike Northern (CP)--
CUTBrad Faxon--
CUTCorey Pavin--
CUTAndrew Oldcorn--
CUTCraig Parry--
CUTMike Harwood--
CUTBrendan McGrath (CP)--
CUTTodd Hamilton--
CUTTim Elliott--
CUTBill Britton (CP)--
CUTJose Maria Olazabal--
CUTMark Brooks--
CUTRocco Mediate--
CUTBrian Cairns (CP)--
CUTGary Sowinski (CP)--
CUTStephen Stull (CP)--
CUTPhilip Golding--
CUTSteve Schneiter (CP)--
CUTGene Sauers--
CUTChip Beck--
CUTRea Schuessler (CP)--
CUTSimon Brown--
CUTRicky Touma (CP)--
CUTTim Thelen--
CUTWalt Chapman (CP)--
CUTTom Kite--
CUTDave McNabb (CP)--
CUTStephen Keppler (CP)--
CUTDavid Frost--
CUTGary Wolstenholme--
CUTTom Jenkins--
CUTTim Lewis (CP)--
CUTGeorge Forster (CP)--
CUTPedro Linhart--
CUTGary Marks--
CUTHale Irwin--
CUTBobby Gage--
CUTTim Fleming (CP)--
CUTSkip Kendall--
CUTJerry Tucker (CP)--
CUTCraig Stevens (CP)--
CUTRodney Wilson (CP)--
CUTJohn Lee (CP)--
CUTJeff Coston (CP)--
CUTScott Simpson--
CUTRick Gomes (CP)--
NCWayne Levi--
WDCharles Raulerson Jr. (CP)--
NCMichael Allen--
NCKen Green--

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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