Langer sets tour­ney mark in vic­tory

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - SPORTS 2 -

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.

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