Just minutes away from his own Boca Raton home, Bernhard Langer raised the Oasis Championship cup after finishing with a record 19-under 197 overall, five shots ahead of the rest of the players.
Langer is also the first player to win the tournament twice. He took home his first win in 2010 back when the tournament was known as the Allianz Championship. Total, he has two wins, two second place finishes and two third place finishes in his 11 starts.
“I know the golf course, know how to play it,” he said. “It’s a shot-maker’s course, you’ve got
to drive the ball well and hit greens and hopefully roll a few in. There’s no excuse if I mess up because I know how to play every hole.”
This is the 13th year the PGA Tour Champions event was held at the Old Course at Broken Sound in Boca Raton.
The event featured a women’s clinic, draw party, pro-am days and foodie events with a golf theme like Grapes on the Green and Fairways and Filets.
The first full-field Champions event, the tournament brought out fan favorites like John Daly, last year’s champion and Palm Beach County resident Mark Calcavecchia and Gary Nicklaus, son of golf legend Jack Nicklaus. Jack was spotted watching his son play.
Fans walked the course during the three day tournament following their favorite player while others watched from sky boxes or from the driving range.
Langer took home a $255,000 pay day for the top finish. His daughter Jackie served as his caddie for the weekend. In his three rounds, he only had one bogey. She served as caddie last year in his second place finish to Calcavecchia.
He started play on Sunday with just a one-stroke lead. He birdied five of the first seven holes, which increased his lead to five strokes. No one could catch up after that. He finished his final round on Sunday 7-under.
The win also made Langer the No. 1 leading career earner on the PGA TOUR Champions. He surpassed Hale Irwin with a total of $27,196,050 in winnings.