Langer wins third Senior Players in row

(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

FLOURTOWN, Pa. (AP) Bernhard Langer won the Constellation Senior Players Championship for the third straight year, holing a 12-foot par putt on the final hole Sunday for a one-stroke victory at windy Philadelphia Cricket Club.

The 58-year-old German star won his seventh senior major title - his fifth in the last 11 majors - to tie Hale Irwin for second place on the career list, a victory behind Jack Nicklaus.

"It was a tough, tough day," Langer said. "The wind was so gusty and so strong at times, I was wondering if they were going to call the tournament today. The ball was oscillating a lot and there were a few putts, if you hit them at the wrong time, the ball would have just continued to go."

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Rank Player Earnings
1 B.Langer $1,520,050
2 W.Austin $807,820
3 B.Andrade $738,691
4 M.Jimenez $724,950
5 D.Waldorf $713,685
6 C.Montgomerie $647,403
7 J.Durant $635,672
8 R.Mediate $632,524
9 S.McCarron $624,973
10 T.Lehman $580,999
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