Bernhard Langer wins
the Senior British Open.
Sensational performance wins the
German golfer his sixth major title.
Yet again, Bernhard Langer has set new standards in over-50s professional golf. On Sunday, the Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador achieved an easy victory at the only senior major championship in Europe, outranking all the other competitors. With an overall result of 266 strokes and rounds of 65, 66, 68
and 67, he completed the traditional event 18 under par. Only five contestants played under par at the very tough links course of Royal Porthcawl in Bridgend, Wales. Second place went to Colin Montgomerie from Scotland, coming in 13 strokes behind at 5 under par.
With this triumph, Bernhard Langer once again took the lead in the Champions Tour ranking, taking the place of Montgomerie who had been leading after his recent victory at the US Senior Open. The German golfer has won 3367 points to date in the annual ranking of the Charles Schwab Cup, more than 250 points ahead of his Scottish rival.
In the prize money list, at the weekend Langer was the first player of the season to break through the 2 million US dollar mark; he is now at 2,278,380 US dollars. It was a record win. Never before was there a lower score at a Senior British Open, and it was the first time that anyone has won a title by such a clear margin at a senior major event.