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July 29 2013

3:53 AM

Playoff updates: Wiebe edges Langer


Mark Wiebe won his first Champions Tour major on Monday. (How/Getty Images)

By PGATOUR.COM staff

Bernhard Langer and Mark Wiebe are in a sudden-death playoff at The Senior Open Chamionship presented by Rolex. After each made two pars in a playoff on No. 18 Sunday, darkness settled in. The competitors resumed their two-man game at 8 a.m. local time (3 a.m. ET) Monday morning. Stay here for updates on the action.

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3:53: After missing right on the fourth hole, Langer misses left on the fifth and Mark Wiebe, with a par on the fifth playoff hole, wins the Senior Open Championship presented by Rolex.

3:52 a.m.: Langer's touchy pitch shot lands just over the bunker but rolls about 10 feet past the hole. He'll be on a line similar to his last par putt. Wiebe's long birdie bid settles within a few inches and he taps in for par. Langer must make to extend the playoff.

3:48 a.m.: Langer comes up well short with his approach shot but it settles just behind the short-right bunker both players found on the previous hole. Wiebe, who couldn't see the flag from his lie, hits a low shot that rolls just right of the same bunker and up onto the front of the green.

3:42 a.m.: Langer doesn't make the same mistake off the tee but misses to the left this time with his ball settling just in the first cut of rough. Wiebe drops back to a 3-wood and also goes left, finding the second cut of rough. Slight advantage to Langer.

3:36 a.m.: After watching Langer miss his par attempt on the right, Wiebe misses short and right. Both players tap in for bogey and will return to the 18th tee for the fifth time in this playoff (third time this morning).

3:33 a.m.: Langer blasts first and lands it short but the ball releases about 12 feet beyond the hole. Wiebe flies his bunker blast farther but it checks up better and settles just inside Langer's. He'll have a putt on a similar line after getting a read from Langer.

3:30 a.m.: Langer gouges out of the tall stuff with a 5-iron and his ball trickles into a greenside bunker short and left. Wiebe, from 194 yards, flies his ball into the same bunker. He'd just carried it with his approach in the day's first playoff hole (the third of the championship).

3:27 a.m.: Langer hits first and misses the fairway to the right. He will be gouging out of the tall rough. Wiebe steps up second and hits a perfect drive down the middle. Advantage: Wiebe.

3:22 a.m.: Langer misses just left and taps in. Wiebe converts his par putt and we return to the 18th tee for the fourth time in this sudden-death playoff.

3:20 a.m.: Wiebe uses his putter from off the back of the green and leaves his birdie bid about three feet short. Langer has a putt for his second Senior Open title in four years.

3:15 a.m.: Langer hits his second shot the perfect distance and it settles pin-high inside 20 feet. Wiebe lands his ball just short of the green over a bunker short-left and it rolls off the back of the green. Advantage: Langer.

3:05 a.m.: Two solid drives for Langer and Wiebe on the 18th hole. Both are in very good position to attack the flag on this very difficult par-4. They've gone par-par twice already in this playoff.

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