Bernhard Langer is very familiar with the Tiburon Golf Club’s Black Course in Naples. This was his fifth Chubb Classic victory. The 65-year-old Langer matched his age with a closing 7-under 65 for a three-stroke victory over Steve Stricker and Padraig Harrington. Langer finished the round at 17-under 199. Langer also won Chubb titles in 2011, 2013, 2016 and 2022.
But there was more to this win. Bernhard Langer matched Hale Irwin‘s PGA Tour Champions victory record of 45. He told ESPN, “Just right now, I just feel relieved and grateful and thankful for everybody that’s been on my team and helping me through these years, ” Langer said. “Like we said, for a German kid from a village of 800 people and starting as a caddie to do what I’ve done, it takes a lot of people to do that, not just one.”
Bernhard Langer continues to amaze. At 65 years, 5 months, 23 days, the German star extended his record as the oldest winner. He holds the top three spots on the list.
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