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15.10.2018 - PGA Tour Champions, SAS Championship: Bernhard Langer gewinnt letztes Turnier vor den Play-Offs. Bernhard Langer - Deutschlands Bester mit weiterem Sieg

Beim finalen Turnier der PGA Tour Champions vor den abschließenden Play-Off Veranstaltungen holte Bernhard Langer am gestrigen Sonntag in überzeugender Manier seinen zweiten Sieg in 2018 mit sechs Schlägen Vorsprung vor einer starken Konkurrenz. Deutschland bester Golfer aller Zeiten übernimmt damit die Führung in der Saisonwertung.

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Der 61jährige Bernhard Langer hat die Führung in der Jahreswertung übernommen, wie bereits 2016 und 2017- damit geht er wiederum als Favorit in die Playoffs um den Charles Schwab Cup. © Stoertebek

Der Deutsche lieferte bei der SAS Championship mit insgesamt 22 unter Par an den drei Wettkampftagen ein wahres Birdie-Festival – neun davon allein auf den letzten zehn Spielbahnen der ersten Runde – und brachte im Prestonwood CC in Cary, North Carolina nach Runden von 62, 67 und 65 Schlägen (Gesamt 194), einen letztendlich ungefährdeten Sieg ins Clubhaus. Das Ergebnis bedeutete Turnierrekord für den Ausnahmegolfer, der das Event schon 2012 für sich entscheiden konnte.

Bernhard Langer bewies vor den drei Finalveranstaltungen in den kommenden Wochen nicht nur seine ausgezeichnete Form, sondern eroberte auch die Spitzenposition in der PGA Tour Champions Jahreswertung zurück. Der mittlerweile 61-Jährige aus dem bayrisch-schwäbischen Anhausen reist damit als einer der Top-Favoriten um den Charles Schwab Cup zur Dominion Energy Charity Classic, die bereits Ende dieser Woche in Richmond, Virginia ausgetragen wird.  Weitere Informationen erhalten Sie auf der offiziellen Internet-Site von Bernhard Langer unter www.bernhardlanger.de.

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SAS Championship
Prestonwood Country Club | Cary, North Carolina | October 12-14, 2018

Final-Round Notes
Sunday, October 14, 2018

Course Setup: Par 72 / 7,237 yards (R3 average: 71.974, Cumulative: 71.688)
Weather: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers in the morning. High in the mid-60s and wind from the NE at 4-8 mph.
Summary: Tied for the lead at the start of the day, Bernhard Langer built a three-shot cushion through nine holes and won by six after carding a final-round 65. The win was his second at the SAS Championship and 38th of his career, and he’ll begin the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs as the No. 1 player for the third straight season.

 

Player

To Par

Scores

Money

Schwab Cup

1.

Bernhard Langer

-22

62-67-65 – 194

$315,000

1st

2.

Scott Parel

-16

68-67-65 – 200

$184,800

7th

3.

Jerry Kelly

-15

66-67-68 – 201

$151,200

3rd

4.

Tom Lehman

-13

62-70-71 – 203

$126,000

15th

T5.

Miguel Angel Jimenez

-12

69-67-68 – 204

$92,400

2nd

T5.

Gene Sauers

-12

62-67-75 – 204

$92,400

13th


Bernhard Langer, 62-67-65 – 194 (-22)

  • Langer becomes the SAS Championship’s third repeat winner (2012, 2018), joining Russ Cochran (2010, 2013) and Bruce Lietzke (2001, 2002). This is the ninth tournament Langer has won multiple times.
  • The win is Langer’s 38th of his career, which is second-most in Tour history (45, Hale Irwin). He has won 16.52 percent of his starts (38 wins in 230 starts), or one win every 6.05 starts.
  • Langer’s 22-under 194 total is a tournament record, besting Mark Wiebe’s total of 18-under 198 in 2007. It is the lowest winning 54-hole score this season, besting Kenny Perry’s 21-under 195 score at the 3M Championship.
  • The six-shot margin of victory matches a tournament record (2004, Craig Stadler).
  • This is Langer’s seventh victory by at least six shots. His largest margin of victory was when he won by 13 at the 2014 Senior Open Championship. The last time a player won by this margin was when Langer won by six at the 2016 Regions Tradition.
  • This is the 19th time he has posted a sub-200 total for a 54-hole tournament. His best 54-hole total was 25-under 191 at the 2007 Insperity Invitational.
  • The win is Langer’s second of the season, which extends his streak to seven straight seasons (2012-2018) with multiple victories. It is the second-longest streak in Tour history (11 – Hale Irwin, 1995-2005).
  • At the age of 61 years, 1 month, 17 days, Langer becomes the 10th-oldest winner on PGA TOUR Champions. The oldest winner is Mike Fetchick, who won the 1985 Hilton Head Seniors Invitational on his 63rd birthday.
  • Langer’s four wins at the age of 60 or older are the most in Tour history.
    • 2018 SAS Championship (61 years, 1 month, 17 days)
    • 2017 Invesco QQQ Championship (60 years, 2 months, 2 days)
    • 2017 Dominion Energy Charity Classic (60 years, 1 month, 25 days)
    • 2017 PURE Insurance Championship (60 years, 28 days)
  • Hale Irwin (3), Jay Haas (2), Jimmy Powell (2) and Tom Watson (2) are the only other players with multiple wins over 60. In all, this marks the 27th time a tournament has been won by a player age 60 or older.
  • Friday was the fifth time he shot 62 on PGA TOUR Champions, and he has won all five tournaments in which he shot 62.
  • Including today, Langer has won 23-of-38 times he has started the final round with the lead/co-lead.
  • Over the course of the three rounds, Langer’s best score was birdie on 15 of 18 holes. The three exceptions were the par-4 4th, par-5 7th and par-3 8th.
  • The third-annual Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs begin next week, and Langer will be the No. 1 player at the start of the Playoffs for the third straight year. He has finished first (2010, 2014-2016) or second (2012, 2013, 2017) in the Charles Schwab Cup six of the last seven years.
  • Since 2008 (his first full season on Tour), Langer has topped the standings 125 out of 280 weeks (44.64%).