Boca Raton's Bernhard Langer wins Oasis Championship with a tournament record 19 under
Boca Raton (CBS12) —
Boca Raton resident Bernhard Langer is used to winning on the PGA Tour Champions, but there was something extra special about his hometown win on Sunday at the Oasis Championship. Langer had fallen just short of winning last year, losing in a playoff, with his daughter Jackie Langer-John as his caddie. But they made good one year later, with Langer setting a tournament record with a 19 under victory.
"It's always special to win in front of your home fans," said Langer after the trophy presentation. "In front of your friends and family, and this is as close to home as it gets, we live around ten minutes away, so (this is) very, very special."
Langer came into Sunday's final round with a one-stroke lead, but started to run away with the tournament early, nailing five birdies on the front nine, and taking a five stroke lead with another birdie on the 11th hole. His familiarity with the Old Course at Broken Sound helped in a big way.
"I played several practice rounds with my daughter Jackie (leading up to the tournament), said Langer. "And got all the notes I needed about the golf course, and the conditions we had were phenomenal."
With the $255,000 check that Langer earned with his Boca Raton win, he moved to # 1 on the all-time money list for the tour, with a career total of over $27-Million. It's Langer’s 39th PGA Tour Champions title, which puts him just six behind Hale Irwin’s record of 45.