Langer Wins British Senior Open; Clark Wins Canadien Open
Monday Jul 28, 2014 12:00am
Langer wins Senior Open by 13 strokes
(BRIDGEND, WALES) – Bernhard Langer won his second Senior British Open championship on Sunday, finishing a record 13 strokes clear of Colin Montgomerie of Scotland. The German added a closing 4 under-par 67 Sunday at sunny Royal Porthcawl to his earlier rounds of 65-66-68 for an 18 under 266. Langer's 13 stroke win is the largest margin of victory in a senior major, beating Hale Irwin's 12 stroke win in the Senior PGA Championship in 1997, while he almost doubled Bob Charles' record of seven strokes in the British event, set at Turnberry back in 1989. Montgomerie shot 2 under 69 to finish at 5 under 279 after starting with a share of seventh place. Tom Pernice Jr. of the United States, Barry Lane of England and Rick Gibson of Canada were three further shots back, tied for third on 2 under 282. While the stiff breeze sent many scores soaring, Langer displayed the same immaculate control that saw him lead throughout, going into the final day eight strokes ahead of Gibson.
Tim Clark rallies to win Candien Open by one stroke
(MONTREAL) – Tim Clark rallied to win the Canadian Open on Sunday, birdieing five of the last eight holes for a one-stroke victory over Jim Furyk. Clark closed with a 5 under-par 65 at rainy Royal Montreal for his second PGA Tour victory. The 38 year old South African player also won the 2010 Players Championship. Furyk, the two-time Canadian Open champion who took a three-stroke lead into the final round, finished with a 69. The 44 year old American matched Clark with a birdie on the par-3 17th and a par on the par-4 18th. Furyk is 0 for 7 with the 54-hole lead since winning the 2010 Tour Championship for the last of his 16 PGA Tour titles On No. 18, Clark left a 45 foot birdie putt about 6 feet short, and Furyk missed left on a 12 footer. Clark sealed the win by holing the 6 footer for par. Justin Hicks was third at 13 under after a 64. Matt Kuchar (65), Michael Putnam (66) and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (66) tied for fourth at 11 under par.