Langer holds off Couples to win Chubb Classic

NAPLES, FL – Bernhard Langer won the Chubb Classic on Sunday for his 26th PGA Champions Tour title, closing with a 1-over 73 for a three-stroke victory.

Seven strokes ahead after opening with rounds of 62 and 66, the 58-year-old German star finished at 15 under 201 at TwinEagles. He also won in 2011 and 2013, was second in 2012 and tied for second in 2014.

Fred Couples had a 66 to finish second.

Langer completed his sixth wire-to-wire triumph. He’s second on the 50-and-over tour’s victory list, behind Hale Irwin (45) and Lee Trevino (29).

Using an approach of smart-aggressive, Langer was 1 over through 10 holes before making his first birdie on No. 11.

Couples drew within two shots with a birdie on 17 and Langer’s bogey on 15. Couples had a three-putt bogey on 18, and Langer birdied 17 to push the margin to four. On 18, Langer put his second shot in the water and salvaged a bogey.

Canada’s Stephen Ames and Rod Spittle each had a share of 17th at 6-under.

Fairways Magazine

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