Langer takes San Antonio Championship
His second win of the year puts him 66 points behind Montgomerie for the Schwab Cup race
October 18, 2015
By The Associated Press
- October 18, 2015
- Bernhard Langer closed his final round with back-to-back birdies. He had 18 for the week at AT&T Canyons. (Harry How/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO -- Bernhard Langer rallied to win the San Antonio Championship on Sunday for his second victory of the year and 25th overall on the Champions Tour.
The 58-year-old German star birdied the final two holes -- making an 18-footer on the par-4 18th -- for a 7-under 65 and a three-shot victory over Scott Dunlap.
"It's always special to play well, especially on a Sunday when it really matters, when you're in contention," Langer said. "I was pushed again by a bunch of other players. It was just a matter of who was going to close the best."
Langer won after losing playoffs in the event to David Frost in 2012 and Kenny Perry in 2013.
"Losing both playoffs was tough, but I feel like I can play this course well," Langer said. "I can shoot some low scores around here. ... I've had a lot of good finishes on this golf course. I like fast greens, and they're usually faster here than most places."
Three strokes behind defending champion Michael Allen and Scott McCarron entering the round, Langer had eight birdies and one bogey Sunday to finish at 12-under 204 on TPC San Antonio's AT&T Canyons Course.
In June in Massachusetts, Langer successfully defended his Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship title for his fifth senior major victory.
Three shots behind defending champion Michael Allen and Scott McCarron entering the round, Langer had eight birdies and one bogey Sunday to finish at 12-under 204.
Bernhard Langer finishes birdie-birdie to win the San Antonio Championship
Dunlap shot a 68.
"I knew I was going well," Dunlap said. "It's really tough, proper golf where a lot of pars and the odd birdie here and there is going to hold you in good stead."
Allen and McCarron, making his seventh start on Tour after turning 50 in July, each shot 70 to tie for third at 8 under.
Langer earned 270 Charles Schwab Cup points to pull within 66 points of leader Colin Montgomerie with two events left. Montgomerie tied for 15th at 3 under after a 72. Jeff Maggert, 39 points behind Montgomerie, withdrew during the second round because of a lingering left calf injury.
Langer earned $270,000 to top the $2 million mark for the fourth straight year and the sixth time on the Tour. He has made $2,065,390.
Bernhard Langer wins by three at San Antonio Championship