June 12, 2016 / 10:47 PM / 2 years ago

Langer wins senior major for third straight year

(Reuters) - Bernhard Langer sank a 12-foot par putt at the final hole to record a one-stroke victory at the Senior Players Championship in Philadelphia on Sunday.

Apr 10, 2016; Augusta, GA, USA; Bernhard Langer acknowledges the crowd as he walks to the 18th green during the final round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid

The German’s effort caught the right edge of the cup and almost lipped out before dropping for his third consecutive victory in a tournament deemed a major on the 50-and-over Champions Tour.

Langer carded a closing 73 in strong winds to finish on one-over 281, with Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez (68) and American Joe Durant (68) equal second on 282.

“I never made a putt all day. That’s the only putt I made,” the 58-year-old Langer told the Golf Channel after clinching his seventh senior major and his 28th victory on the Champions Tour.

Reporting by Andrew Both; Editing by Tony Jimenez

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