Bernhard Langer wins Senior PGA for record 9th senior major

Bernhard Langer tees off on nine during the final day at the Regions Tradition golf tournament Sunday

Bernhard Langer tees off on nine during the final day at the Regions Tradition golf tournament Sunday

Another major tournament on the Champions Tour, and yet another record broken by golden oldie Bernhard Langer.

Bernhard Langer, of Germany, watches his tee shot on the second hole during the final round of the Senior PGA Golf Championship at the Trump National golf club in Sterling, Va., Sunday, May 28, 2017. There wasn't much chatter in the final threesome of Singh, Langer and Scott McCarron, who shot 73 to fall six shots behind. "The way I played, he should win".

Langer won his record ninth senior major and the only one that had eluded him during his dominant decade-long run on the 50-and-over circuit. Kingston, a South African who got into the field by finishing among the top 20 in money on the European Senior Tour, tied Langer at 7 under before two late bogeys.

It's the second time in his career Langer has won consecutive senior majors.

"It means a great deal", said Langer when questioned what it means to have locked away all five senior majors. "I'm not sure many people have done that". "And to surpass Jack's record of eight majors out here is pretty neat. I'm a good friend of Jack's, and I think very highly of him, and whenever you can do something just similar to what he's achieved, you've done something pretty special".

Until the 12th hole of the final round there was no indication of the runaway but when Fred Funk blew his drive OB and made a triple, Langer put his foot down and from there it became one of the best iron-striking finishes of his career, including an nearly hole-in-one at the par3 17th.

With a par-par finish, Langer closed out a four-under 68 to win by one stroke with his 18-under 270 total. In the final round, Langer hit 17 of 18 greens.

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Singh, meanwhile, had driven into the left rough and muscled the ball out and onto the green.

The ponytailed Spaniard gave back both shots on the downwind, par-3 10th after his tee shot trickled over the back of the green and down a steep slope.

"He played phenomenal", Langer said. Singh set up his seventh birdie with a prodigious drive 208 yards short of the hole.

Miguel Angel Jimenez provided plenty of excitement for the galleries following him, John Daly and Rocco Mediate in his round of 71.

"New caddie this week as well that I'm working really well with", Singh said. "That's the one thing that's out of our hands", Karns said. He routinely outdrove the 59-year-old Langer by 30 yards and got up-and-down for birdie on the par-5 18th to maintain his one-shot advantage.

His attempt rolled on line into the cup. Deft wedge play allowed Singh to land his approach within two feet.

In the end, Langer didn't just beat Singh on Sunday. Langer, implacable as ever, birdied the par-5 third and the par-4 fifth to move one shot ahead. This time, Langer sent his third shot within four feet and sank the putt to jump-start his round.