Following a Hall-of-Fame career that included 42 victories on the PGA European Tour and two Masters wins, Bernhard Langer, of Germany, put down anchors in the U.S. to chase newfound titles in senior golf. Nearly a decade later, Langer, the 2010 U.S. Senior Open champion, has done just that in a way nobody has seen before.
With a final-round 68 at Trump National Washington in Sterling, Va., on May 28, Langer edged 54-hole leader Vijay Singh for a one-stroke victory in the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, his ninth senior major triumph. That milestone is significant, as he broke a short-lived tie with Jack Nicklaus for the most senior major titles. Langer tied Nicklaus the prior week when he won the Regions Tradition in Birmingham, Ala. This is the fourth time Langer has won multiple senior majors in a season.