Bernhard Langer, 64, Wins Dominion Energy Classic in Playoff

Bernhard Langer Wins Dominion Energy Classic
Bernhard Langer and his caddie walk off the first green during the final round of the PGA TOUR Champions Dominion Energy Charity Classic at The CC of Virginia on Oct 24, 2021 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Ben Jared / PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

On Sunday at The Country Club of Virginia, Bernhard Langer birdied the 18th hole to force overtime with Doug Barron, and then made birdie again on the same par-5 hole to claim victory at the Dominion Energy Charity Classic.

The win was Langer’s first of the 2021 season and 42nd of his record-setting Champions Tour career. With one event remaining before the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, the 64-year-old German now holds down the No. 1 spot in the Schwab race.

The victory moved Langer to within three of Hale Irwin‘s record 45 senior circuit wins.

“I’ve been knocking on the door and I’ve lost a bunch of playoffs and I’ve tried to forget that, block it out of my mind because I’ve had a number of close calls, but all day I had a lot of peace,” said Langer, who becomes the oldest (64) player to ever win on the Champions Tour.

Bernhard Langer Wins Dominion Energy Classic
Bernhard Langer and his caddie walk off the first green during the final round of the PGA TOUR Champions Dominion Energy Charity Classic at The CC of Virginia on Oct 24, 2021 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Ben Jared / PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

“Larry Moody, our chaplain, sent me a Bible verse that said, ‘you can do all things through Christ, who strengthens you.’

“So I felt strengthened and felt like this may be the time, but you just never know.

“Doug played a great tournament. It comes down to the putt, that’s how tight it is out here, but it’s an awesome feeling.

“I haven’t won since Tucson last year. It’s been a while – but that’s how much sweeter it is.”


Dominion Energy Charity Classic

Leaderboard: Final Top 5

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Bernhard Langer -14 (-3)
2. Doug Barron -14 (-4)
3. Steve Flesch -12 (+1)
4. Ernie Els -11 (-9)
4. Ken Duke -11 (-4)
4. Tim Petrovic -11 (-1)
4. Steven Alker -11 (E)

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