Langer has 2-shot lead at Senior PGA on Trump course


It was a showdown worthy of two men who already have spots in the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Langer said he fulfilled one of his important goals when joining PGA Tour Champions, and now he's adding to his legend by continuing his dominance just shy of 60.Singh tried to overpower Trump National as he had the first three days, but Langer used his guile to maintain a share of the lead. Singh finished at 271 as his bid for his first PGA Tour Champions victory came up short.

Playing in his first Senior PGA, the 54-year-old Singh made par putts from outside 10 feet on 15 and 16 and two-putted for birdie on the par-5 18th. He routinely outdrove the 59-year-old Langer by 30 yards and got up-and-down for birdie on the par-5 18th to maintain his one-shot advantage. Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez shot 68 to finish in a tie with Billy Andrade (71) for third, five strokes behind Langer.

In the end, Langer didn't just beat Singh on Sunday.

"My nine majors and career grand slam on the senior tour outrank my nine majors and career grand slam on the regular tour", Player added to Golf Digest. He's seeking his ninth senior major, which would break Jack Nicklaus' record. To win back-to-back majors is really hard to do.

"I'm driving the ball really well, which makes a big difference", Singh said. The conditions were reminiscent of another Trump course, Turnberry in Scotland, which has hosted multiple British Opens.

The root of the argument is Player's three wins at the Senior Open Championship, all of which came before the tournament was designated as an official PGA Tour Champions major in 2003.

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"He played awesome", Langer said of his opponent. Singh missed another fairway and two-putted for par.

Langer made his only bogey of the day on No. 6, and the two remained tied for the next nine holes as the rain tapered off and the wind picked up, blowing from a different direction than it had the rest of the week. In the final round, Langer hit 17 of 18 greens.

"I missed a lot of putts out there", said Singh.

"To win back-to-back Majors is very unlikely and very unusual".

Much will depend on how the PGA of America decides to set up the Trump Potomic Falls course, a new-built Tom Fazio design that can be played at over 7,600 yards.

Kisner, 33, won his second PGA Tour title in 148 starts. He'll be back at it next week, playing in the Memorial Tournament.

The US Senior Open which starts in late June, is next followed by the Senior Players Championship in July which Langer has won the past three times. With back-to-back majors now under his belt (the second time he's done that in his career) and this the fourth time he's won more than one major in a calendar year (joining 2010, 2014 and 2016), it would appear he's not likely to slow down in the near future.