Langer sets tourney mark in victory
BOCA RATON, Fla. — Bernhard Langer made himself at home in the Oasis Championship.
Playing 10 minutes from his house, the 61-year-old German star closed with a 7-under 65 in windy condition at The Old Course at Broken Sound for a five-stroke victory. He finished at a tournament-record 19under 197 for his 39th victory on the 50-andover 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.”
Langer moved within six of Irwin’s tour victory record and won in his 13th straight season to extend his record.
Langer birdied five of the first seven holes in a bogey-free round.
He also won the 2010 event and finished second last year.
Marco Dawson was second after a 69.
Bob Estes shot a 68 to finish third at 13 under, and David Toms was another stroke back after a 70.