Langer’s home vic­tory gives him money mark

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - - Sports -

Bern­hard Langer made him­self right at home in the Oa­sis Cham­pi­onship in Boca Ra­ton, Fla.

Play­ing 10 min­utes from his house, Langer, 61, a na­tive of Ger­many, closed with a 7-un­der 65 Sun­day in windy con­di­tion at The Old Course at Bro­ken Sound for a five-stroke vic­tory. He fin­ished at a tour­na­ment-record 19-un­der 197 for his 39th vic­tory on the 50-and-over cir­cuit and earned $255,000 to break Hale Ir­win’s tour ca­reer record with $27,196,504.

“There’s many things to cel­e­brate,” Langer said. “It means a great deal to win in front of your home crowd, your fam­ily, your friends. Win­ning at home is al­ways ex­tremely spe­cial, no doubt about it. It made it more spe­cial hav­ing my first win with my daugh­ter Jackie, who’s only cad­died three times for me.”

Langer moved within six of Ir­win’s tour vic­tory record and won in his 13th con­sec­u­tive sea­son to ex­tend his record. He birdied five of the first seven holes in a bo­gey-free round.

Eu­ros win Aussie event

Ce­line Boutier of France claimed a two-stroke vic­tory in the LPGA’s Vic Open in Bar­won Heads, Aus­tralia, while Scot­land’s David Law made ea­gle on the par-5 18th to win the men’s ti­tle by a stroke over Aus­tralians Brad Kennedy and Wade Ormsby.

Boutier shot a fi­nal­round 72 to fin­ish at 8-un­der 281. Aus­tralians Sarah Kemp (65) and Su Oh (74) and Eng­land’s Char­lotte Thomas (69) were tied for sec­ond. Law’s fi­nal-round 66 left him a stroke ahead of Kennedy (67) and thir­dround leader Ormsby (70) at 18-un­der 270 on the 13th Beach Golf Links to win his first Euro­pean Tour tour­na­ment.

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