Bernhard Langer wins his third Charles Schwab Cup in a row.
First place in the annual rankings.
With an impressive second place at the final event during the PGA Tour Champions, Bernhard Langer yesterday topped the season’s ranking list of the world’s most important tournament series for over-50s for the third consecutive time and for the fourth time overall.
On the course at the Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, where Paul Goydos (USA) took home the tournament victory, Langer pushed back his main competitor Colin Montgomerie (Scotland) to 3rd place of the classification after an excellent 64 in the final round and, besides the 250,000 US dollars for his position in the tournament, he secured first place in the annual rankings and thus a further one million dollars.
Unbeaten round result.
This draws to a close another incredible season for the exceptional German golfer. During the 21 tournaments, 13th place was his lowest ranking – and that on a tour in which week-for-week the best professional senior golfers fight for the title. Speaking of title: in this year alone, Bernhard Langer won four tournaments, of which two were major events.
What’s more, the 59-year-old from Anhausen in the south of Germany achieved four second place rankings and no fewer than 18 top-ten results, hitting almost 80 % of greens in regulation; no-one else played more birdies and his average round result of 68.44 strokes on the PGA Tour Champions 2016 remains unbeaten.
“I’ve never played so consistently.”
“Bernhard Langer’s performance deserves much greater recognition in golf coverage,” says the tournament’s winner Goydos during the prize-giving. “Seriously. It would have been a real shame if he hadn’t won this year as a result of the changes to the procedures of the Schwab Cup.”
Bernhard Langer: “All-in-all, I’m extremely pleased with my performance this season. I’ve never played so consistently. I’m a fan of having a certain level of consistency in my game, but I’m not used to this extraordinary level of uniformity. It’s pretty amazing really.”