Bernhard Langer takes TimberTech for 44th Champions win

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BOCA RATON (Fla.) Bernhard LangerThe 65-year-old German broke his own record for the oldest winner of PGA Tour Champions. He won the TimberTech Championship by six shots.

Langer began the final round with a one shot lead. He was caught briefly by Paul Goydoshe was then pushed away from the younger crowd. For him, that means almost everyone.

Two-time Masters champion, who broke his own age by two strokes on Saturday when he claimed the lead, needed to birdie the par-5 18th at Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club in order to shoot his age for his seventh time.

He finished on par for a 66, six strokes ahead of Goydos (71) Thongchai Jaidee (67).

Langer now holds 44 career victories on 50-and-older circuits, one short of matching the record Hale IrwinFrom 1995 to 2007. Irwin won his last title aged 61.

Langer has been reminded over the last few years of Irwin’s record 45 victories.

Langer stated, Im getting closer to home. Langer said, Im also growing older, so the clock ticks and I might still have two or three more years where I could win. But Im already at the oldest age and I broke it again this week.

Langer, who earlier this season won the Chubb Classic Florida, now has 11 victories. In 16 years of senior circuit racing, he has won at least one time.

Langer, who was 17-under 199, was moved to No. 5 in Charles Schwab Cup, but not with a chance of winning the title for the seventh consecutive time.

Steven AlkerThis years four-time winner, he tied for sixth place and maintained a large lead in the Schwab Cup. It will be decided in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, Phoenix, which is effectively a two man race.

Padraig HarringtonHe had to deal with a pulled muscle in the neck on Sunday and shot 67 to finish fourth.

The three postseason events count double the points. Alker leads Harrington 617,980 to Alker, and the winner next Week gets 880,000.

Harrington is happy to have a remote shot, especially after starting round 2 with a quadruple bogey 8.

At the very least, I kept it going. He said that it didnt look like this after yesterdays first hole. My first ball went beyond bounds, my second ball was well beyond bounds, hit the fence. I played it left-handed and then hit it in the water. It didnt look like it would have been a tournament at that stage.

The top 36 players advance to Phoenix. Kevin SutherlandHe played his way into fifth place with a 66–68 weekend to finish fifth. This moved him up 11 spots to No. 26. John HustonDespite a double-bogey on the 17th, he shot 71 to tie it for eight and move up six positions to finish at No. 36.

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