Champions Tour Update – August 1, 2017
LANGER WINS THIRD SENIOR OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP, 10TH SENIOR MAJOR
Bernhard Langer captured his record 10th major on PGA TOUR Champions, winning his third Senior Open Championship presented by Rolex on Sunday at Royal Porthcawl. Langer finished at 4-under, three shots better than runner-up Corey Pavin, who was the only other player to finish the championship under-par. With the win, Langer joins Jack Nicklaus as the only two players to win three senior majors in one season.
MCCARRON OVERCOMES SIX-SHOT DEFICIT TO WIN CONSTELLATION SENIOR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
Scott McCarron carded a final-round 66 and erased a six-shot deficit to overtake Bernhard Langer and Brandt Jobe and win the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship at Caves Valley Golf Club. The win is McCarron’s first major victory on PGA TOUR Champions and his second win of the season, and the six-shot, come-from-behind victory is tied for the largest in the tournament’s 35-year history (Raymond Floyd, 2000).
When McCarron tallied his sixth and final birdie of the day on No. 10, he trailed Langer by two strokes. He parred his final eight holes and posted 18-under-par with Langer and Jobe, the final pairing, still on the course. Both Langer and Jobe fell to 17-under on the par-3 17th, as Langer hit his tee shot into the hazard and made double bogey, while Jobe made bogey after hitting his tee shot into a greenside bunker. McCarron secured the major victory when Langer and Jobe narrowly missed birdie putts on No. 18.
McCarron has won four times since the start of 2016, and Langer (7) is the only player with more victories in this span. He has six top-10s in his 10 major starts, including three top-fives in majors this season. With the win, McCarron earned an invitation to play in THE PLAYERS Championship in 2018.
CHARLES SCHWAB CUP MONEY LIST RANKINGS
- Bernhard Langer – $2,344,535
- Scott McCarron – $1,396,605
- Kenny Perry – $1,249,745
- Fred Couples – $1,197,597
- Brandt Jobe – $1,064,585
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