Bernhard Langer celebrates his 13 stroke victory at Royal Porthcawl
Bridgend, Wales - Bernhard Langer completed a dominating wire to wire victory Sunday at the
Senior Open Championship at Royal Porthcawl. The German started the final round ahead by 8
shots, his final round 67 stretched the final margin to a record 13 stroke victory. Langer's total
score of 18 under par - 266 was the lowest in the history of The Senior Open.
Langer who lost the '13 Senior Open in a playoff, after a double bogey on the 72nd hole, was
thrilled."This is very unusual , I've won a tournament by 17, but this just doesn't happen, not
with the competition you're facing . . . and certainly not in a major, where usually the best from
around the globe are playing in the Championship. So it's been an amazing week for me."
Colin Montgomerie, who has been on a roll as of late and once again played solid at Royal Porthcawl,
was full of praise for the winner: "I would like to say, Bernhard Langer's performance here is one
of the golfing performances of all time . . . to finish 18 under around here is remarkable. There is
satisfaction in finishing second today. The rest of us were playing for second place, and I feel that
I won. I won the battle. There were 144 in the field and I beat 142 of them, it was just him. But
that him is awfully good, I must admit. I've played wellhere, and lost by 13, which is ridiculous.
All credit to him"
Jim Furyk congratulates Tim Clark on his Canadian Open victory at Royal Montreal
Quebec, Canada - It was supposed to be the day that Jim Furyk broke out of the 54 hole lead
slump and would win his third Canadian Open. After Sunday at Royal Montreal, the malaise has
now extended to seven events where Furyk hasn't been able to close the deal.
Furyk did shoot a final round 1 under par 69 Sunday, but it was South African Tim Clark - who
shot 65 on Sunday (including a back nine 30) to nab his second PGA Tour victory. The win moves
Clark into 27th place on the Fedex Cup standings. Clark had a string of 4 birdies in 5 holes midway
thru the back nine. The birdie two on the par 3 seventeenth was the clincher. For Clark it has been
a long road back from various injuries.
"I knew I had to make birdies, and sometimes that can be easier when you have to be agressive,"
he said. "At that point (I had) nothing to lose. I suddenly just got hot, and I went with it."
Afterward, Clark reflected "Today was just a dream day."
Azahara Munoz, Belen Mozo, Carlota Ciganda, and Beatriz Recari win the Inaugural International Crown
Owings Mill, Maryland - Team Spain won the first ever International Crown Matches at Caves Valley
on Sunday with a total of 15 points. Team Sweden was second with 11 pts, Republic of Korea and
Japan tied for third with 10 pts each.
The Spaniards who were blanked on day two by the Americans (who didn't qualify for the final five teams)
went 12 out of a possible 12 pts the final two days to tear through the competition and win the title.
“I can't even tell you how I feel right now. It's been such an amazing week for us,” said Azahara Munoz.
“We have had such a good time. When we knew we won on the 15th green, I almost lost it. I don't know
how I could keep playing because I was going to get a heart attack. So it's just super exciting that we won
the first ever International Crown and I'm so proud to be from where I am and it's just awesome.”
Match results: http://www.lpgascoring.com/public/IntlCrown.aspx