Bernhard Langer, from Germany, won his 10th Major title, The Senior Open Championship, at Royal Porthcawl in Wales.
Bernhard carded a final round +1 over par 72, to win The Senior Open Championship by three shots with a -4 under par total. The win is Bernhard’s third major victory of the year, he has also captured the Regions Tradition and the Senior PGA Championship. Bernhard is the third three-time winner of the Senior Claret Jug, after all-time legends Tom Watson and Gary Player, despite having to battle a bout of laryngitis at the start of the week;
“It’s a fantastic feeling to have won here again.”
“There might have been a little extra pressure, just knowing that I won here by thirteen a few years ago.”
“I hit my first tee shot straight into a gorse bush on the left and it was unplayable so, looking back now, it ended a lot better than it started.”
“But, despite my first tee shot and my sickness, I actually had a very good first round and had the lead of the championship, and I think that was the key.”
“I led from the very beginning.”
“I led on Thursday, I was co-leader Friday and then jumped into the lead with a 65 yesterday and never surrendered.”
“Like winning 10 senior majors, it’s not easily done. There’s a lot of competition out there. Very blessed and honored to have achieved that.”
“Maybe there’s one or two more in the future, who knows?”
Corey Pavin, USA, finished second at -1 under par for the tournament. with a final round of even par 71.
Peter Lonard, Australia, shared third place with Billy Andrade and former world No 1 Fred Couples, USA, on level par for the championship.