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Team Langer Come Out On Top at PNC Championship

Team Langer Come Out On Top at PNC Championship
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Bernhard Langer and his son Jason overcame the rest of the competition, which included Tiger Woods and his son Charlie, to earn a record-fifth PNC Championship victory in Florida.

Team Langer pulled clear in the final round of the 36-hole scramble event hitting a 13-under 59 to claim a two shot victory over Team Duval at the Ritz-Carlton Club.

“It’s always special whether you win or not — being here is like the Olympics,” Bernhard Langer said.

“They only take 20 teams and probably 25 on the waiting list that would love to be here. It’s always wonderful to get an invitation to come and play here. I’ve got four kids, played with all four of them, and we have a lot of wonderful memories.”

Bernhard Langer secures his third triumph in this tournament with his youngest son Jason, surpassing the previous successful collaboration with his other son Stefan. Bernhard Langer had previously clinched back-to-back wins in the competition with Stefan in 2005 and 2006.

“It’s always nice to have something on my older brother,” Jason said. “The good one was being the youngest winner here because he can never take that one back. But this one’s nice, too.”

In their fourth appearance in the tournament, Tiger Woods and his son Charlie finished in tied-fifth with four other teams on 19-under.

On the final day, Team Woods, who also has daughter Sam as caddie, hit a 11-under 61 which included an eagle and nine birdies.

“To have both my kids out there the last two days has been so special,” Woods said. “Just grateful for us to be able to have these types of experiences. I haven’t seen a lot of these guys because a lot of them are on the Champions Tour and quite frankly I haven’t played a lot.”

Defending champions, Vijay Singh and his son Qass, finished in third on 22 under while Retief Goosen and his son Leo finished in fourth on 21 under.