Langer’s home victory gives him money mark
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.