NAPLES, FLORIDA – Bernhard Langer, who is already the oldest winner on the PGA Tour Champions, won the Chubb Classic for the record fourth time on Sunday.
Langer won for the 16th consecutive season at the age of 64 years, 5 months, and 23 days, bringing his total victory tally on the 50-and-over tour to 43, two behind Hale Irwin for the record. In October, at the Dominion Energy Charity Classic in Virginia, the German star became the tour’s oldest winner.
Langer finished at 16-under 200 after shooting his second straight 4-under 68 on Tiburon Golf Club’s Black Course, birdieing the par-5 18th for the third day in a row. After taking a two-stroke lead into the final round, he overcame Tim Petrovic by three strokes.
Langer began his round on Thursday by shooting a 64, which was his age. The two-time Masters champion recorded six birdies and two bogeys in the final round, going 4 for 4 on par 5s.
Langer also won the event in 2011 at The Quarry and 2013 and 2016 at TwinEagles, which is now in its 35th year and is the longest-running PGA Tour Champions tournament in the same city. In 2013 and 2016, the six-time Charles Schwab Cup season points champions won from start to finish. Irwin has won the competition three times.
Petrovic came in with a score of 69.
After a 70, Retief Goosen finished third at 12 under par.
Brian Gay finished fourth at 10 under par in his senior debut with a 69. Gay celebrated his 50th birthday on December 14th. In the fall of 2020, he won the Bermuda Championship on the PGA Tour.
After a 73, Y.E. Yang, who was also making his tour debut, was tied for 12th at 6 under.
Last year’s winner, Steve Stricker, was unable to compete due to a sickness that forced him to the hospital late last year.