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BALTIMORE – One week after winning the first major of the season at the Regions Tradition, Bernhard Langer shot a 4-under-par 68 in the final round of the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship to win his ninth major title by one stroke over Vijay Singh. Finishing at 18-under 270, Langer surpassed Jack Nicklaus’s record with nine major titles on the PGA TOUR Champions. Langer also became the first player in PGA TOUR Champions history to win all five major championships.

Langer will look to claim a fourth consecutive Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship at the season’s fourth major, July 11-16 at Caves Valley Golf Club.

Langer became the first player since Kenny Perry to win back-to-back major championships after his win at last week’s Regions Tradition. Perry won the 2013 Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS and the U.S. Senior Open in consecutive weeks. This is also the fourth time Langer has won multiple majors in the same season (2010, 2014, 2016, 2017). 

The win is Langer’s 32nd career PGA TOUR Champions victory, and remains second behind Hale Irwin (45).

Langer’s game has rounded into peak form with three events remaining until the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS. The German will look to make history in Baltimore this summer by becoming the first player in PGA TOUR Champions history to win a major four consecutive times. Langer currently joins Hale Irwin as the only players to win a major three years in a row. Irwin won the 1996-1998 Senior PGA Championship.

Rounding out the top five at the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship were Singh, Billy Andrade, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Bob Estes.

Singh lost the lead when Langer converted a 12-foot birdie on the par-4 16th. Singh then three-putted 17, and his birdie at the 18th was not enough to pull even with Langer, who made a routine par for the victory. Singh’s solo-second result moves him up to No. 6 on the Charles Schwab Cup money list. Singh captured his maiden PGA TOUR Champions title earlier in the season at the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge.

With the win, Langer remains at No. 1 on the Charles Schwab Cup money list with $1,664,651. Scott McCarron remained at No. 2 after a T5 finish, while Miguel Angel Jimenez shot a final-round 67 en route to a T3 finish. 2011 Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS champion Fred Couples sits at No. 4 while Kevin Sutherland rounds out the top five.

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