STERLING, Va. -- Bernhard Langer knew it wouldn't be easy to come from one stroke back to beat Vijay Singh, who's five years younger, drives the ball 30 yards farther and routinely competes with players young enough to be his sons. Ultimately, the 59-year-old German star's confidence with the putter, a club that has frequently bedeviled him, was the difference as he edged past Singh in a tense back-nine duel to win the Senior PGA Championship at Trump National on Sunday. Langer won his record ninth senior major and the only one that had eluded him during his dominant decade-long run on the 50-and-over circuit. He tied Jack Nicklaus' record of eight majors last week with a comeback victory in
FORT WORTH, Texas – Last Sunday Jordan Spieth spent a marathon day playing 36 holes with his caddie at Dallas National, an experiment that convinced him to put his old putter back in the bag but did little for his confidence following back-to-back missed cuts. On Sunday at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational that confidence returned thanks to a closing 65 that left him tied for second place and just a stroke behind champion Kevin Kisner. “Last Friday I didn't know what putter I was using,” Spieth admitted. “I feel totally different [now]. I was confident still in my game, but in my short game it's a world of difference.” A week after switching putters at the AT&T Byron Nelson, Spieth returned to his
During Zach Johnson's third-round, 5-over 75, a spectator at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational photographed Johnson’s clubs sprayed along the ground near a green. In the Twitter description, the spectator said Johnson had dumped his clubs after being put on the clock. Sunday, Johnson acknowledged that he pulled his clubs out of his bag in frustration, but explained it by way of a stuck putter. He did not mention being put on the clock. Johnson closed in even-par 70 to tie for 63rd.