Langer wins home Champions event by 5 strokes


BOCA RATON, Fla. — Bernhard Langer made himself right at home in the Oasis Championship.

Playing 10 minutes from his house, Langer closed with a 7-under 65 on Sunday at The Old Course at Broken Sound for a five-stroke victory. The 61-year-old German star birdied five of the first seven holes in a bogey-free round.

Langer finished at 19-under 197 for his 39th victory on the 50-and-over tour. He also won the 2010 event and finished second last year.

Marco Dawson was second after a 69,

Bob Estes shot a 68 to finish third at 13 under, and David Toms was another stroke back after a 70. Scott McCarron (67), Gene Sauers (69) and Woody Austin (70) were 11 under, and Fred Couples (70) and Ken Tanigawa (70) followed at 10 under.

Retief Goosen (72) tied for 24th at 6 under in his senior debut. Gary Nicklaus, also making his first tour start, had a 73 to tie for 51st at 1 over. The 50-year-old son of Jack Nicklaus played on a sponsor exemption.

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