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September 5, 2014 | 7:53 p.m.

Chip Beck leads at Quebec Championship

Andy Zunz
Chip Beck leads through one round at the Champions Tour's Quebec Championship.
Chip Beck leads through one round at the Champions Tour's Quebec Championship.

Chip Beck finished strong, to say the least, making an eagle on the par-5 18th to close out a 7-under 65 in the first round of the Champions Tour's Quebec Championship.

Beck, who leads Duffy Waldorf and Craig Thomas by one stroke, is looking for his first Champions Tour win.

Brad Faxon, Loren Roberts and P.H. Horgan III sit two back at 5 under in the 54-hole tournament at La Tempete Golf Course in Quebec, Canada.

Lee Janzen, who turned 50 last week, shot a 1-under 71 in his first Champions Tour round. He's tied for 42nd.

Categories: Andy Zunz, Champions, 2014
Cassie Stein
Fred Couples holds the trophy after winning the Shaw Charity Classic at the Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club.
Fred Couples holds the trophy after winning the Shaw Charity Classic at the Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club.

Fred Couples birdied the first playoff hole at Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club to defeat Billy Andrade at the Champions Tour’s Shaw Charity Classic.

Couples shot a 9-under 61, a course record, in the final round in Calgary, Alberta, to vault up the leaderboard into a tie for first with Andrade – who almost matched the new mark with a 62. Both players finished at 15-under 195.

In the playoff, Andrade went for the green in two but pulled it into the grandstands. He took a drop but couldn’t convert for birdie from 30 feet. After seeing what ...

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Andy Zunz
Bob Tway fired a 7-under 63 in the third round of the Champions Tour's Shaw Charity Classic.
Bob Tway fired a 7-under 63 in the third round of the Champions Tour's Shaw Charity Classic.

There are three names at the top of the leaderboard in Calgary, Canada, but it was Bob Tway's day at the Shaw Charity Classic.

Tway recorded seven birdies and an eagle en route to a 7-under 63, the low round of the day at Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club. He shares the lead through 36 holes with Joe Durant and Joe Daley with one round remaining in the Champions Tour event.

Tway, who has only two top 10s and no wins through 17 starts this season, moved up 22 spots on the leaderboard with his round of 7 ...

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Tom Pernice is tied for the lead at the Champions Tour's Shaw Charity Classic after an opening 8-under 62.
Tom Pernice is tied for the lead at the Champions Tour's Shaw Charity Classic after an opening 8-under 62.

CALGARY, Alberta — Tom Pernice Jr. and Bart Bryant shot 8-under 62 on Friday to share the first-round lead in the Champions Tour's Shaw Charity Classic.

The 54-year-old Pernice birdied his first five holes — Nos. 10-14 — and had 10 birdies and two bogeys at Canyon Meadows. The two-time PGA Tour winner won the Principal Charity Classic in June in Iowa for his third Champions Tour title.

The 52-year-old Bryant, a three-time winner on the PGA Tour, birdied five of his last eight holes. He won his lone Champions Tour title last year.

David Frost is a stroke back.

Bernhard Langer ...

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Categories: Pro, Champions, 2014
August 24, 2014 | 8:28 p.m.

Scott Dunlap takes Boeing Classic in playoff

Bill Zimmerman
Scott Dunlap
Scott Dunlap

A tight approach shot gave Scott Dunlap the advantage he needed to win the Boeing Classic, edging Mark Brooks on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff Sunday in Snoqualmie, Wash.

Brooks had forced the playoff with a back-nine 30 keyed by five straight birdies from Nos. 12-16 and another at the last for a 65. Dunlap, meanwhile, closed out a 68 with one birdie amid six pars down the stretch to get to the clubhouse at 16 under.

In the playoff, Dunlap reached the par-5 18th in two and was less than 5 feet from the pin. Brooks, who ...

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Scott Dunlap during the 2012 Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
Scott Dunlap during the 2012 Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Scott Dunlap leads the Boeing Classic after his second-round 9-under 63 Saturday.

Dunlap, in his first full season on the Champions Tour, birdied five of his final seven holes for a two-day 12-under 132 at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge course.

He leads by one stroke over Doug Garwood, who shot a 6-under 66 for a two-round 11-under 133.

Tommy Armour III and Mark Brooks are tied for third at 9-under 135.

Fred Funk, Woody Austin and Joe Durant are tied at 8-under 136, four behind the leader.

Six of the top seven players are seeking their first Champions Tour victory ...

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Categories: Champions, 2014, Top Stories
Bill Zimmerman
Bernhard Langer
Bernhard Langer

A bogey-free 66 – actually, make that a bogey-free tournament – carried Bernhard Langer to victory Sunday at the Dick's Sporting Goods Open.

Langer edged Woody Austin and Mark O'Meara by a shot while

It's Langer's 23rd Champions Tour title as he finished at 16 under at En-Joie CC in Endicott, N.Y.

"It doesn't happen very often you go through a tournament without a bogey," Langer told Associated Press. "… I just tried to keep my head down and make quality shots. When I looked at 16, I saw I was one up on someone who had ...

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Brentley Romine
Kevin Sutherland recorded the first sub-60 score on the Champions Tour, carding a 13-under 59 during the second round of the Dick's Sporting Goods Open.
Kevin Sutherland recorded the first sub-60 score on the Champions Tour, carding a 13-under 59 during the second round of the Dick's Sporting Goods Open.

Kevin Sutherland recorded the first sub-60 score on the Champions Tour, carding a 13-under 59 Saturday at the Dick's Sporting Goods Open.

The 50-year-old Sutherland made 12 birdies and an eagle in his second round at En-Joie Golf Club in Endicott, N.Y.

"I was making everything," Sutherland said.

He began his round with seven birdies and an eagle in his first eight holes. He missed both the fairway and green at the closing par-4 18th, and was unable to save par, missing a 6-footer for the chance to shoot 58.

"I started thinking (about 59) earlier than you ...

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Categories: Champions, 2014, Top Stories
Adam Schupak
Gary Player (left), Arnold Palmer (middle) and Jack Nicklaus
Gary Player (left), Arnold Palmer (middle) and Jack Nicklaus

BLAINE, Minn. –– The autograph line formed shortly after 6 a.m. on Aug. 2, and spilled outside the exhibition hall and around several corners. Overflow parking? It overflowed. More than 25-deep surrounded the first tee at TPC Twin Cities to see "The Big Three." There were more people craning their neck and standing on their tiptoes than at the Masters on Thursday morning and even better, this time they got to see more than just an opening tee shot.

Hollis Cavner, director of the 3M Championship, seems to add a new wrinkle every year to this Champions Tour staple. Free ...

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Brentley Romine
Kenny Perry hits his drive off the first tee during the second round of the Champions Tour's 3M Championship.
Kenny Perry hits his drive off the first tee during the second round of the Champions Tour's 3M Championship.

Kenny Perry delivered a clutch up-and-down birdie at the final hole to hold off Bernhard Langer and win the 3M Championship Sunday in Blaine, Minn.

Perry was tied with Langer, last week's Senior British Open winner by a Champions Tour-record 13 shots, entering the par-5 18th hole at TPC Twin Cities. Langer, playing a group in front of Perry, made par to cap a final-round 9-under 63 and finish at 22-under 194.

After hitting his second shot into the grandstands, Perry got up and down to make birdie, draining a 15-foot putt to seal his second victory of the ...

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Kenny Perry hits his drive off the first tee during the second round of the Champions Tour's 3M Championship.
Kenny Perry hits his drive off the first tee during the second round of the Champions Tour's 3M Championship.

BLAINE, Minn. — Kenny Perry eagled the last hole after waiting out a thunderstorm to take a one-shot lead Saturday after the second round of the Champions Tour's 3M Championship.

Perry shot a 9-under 63 to reach 16-under 128 at TPC Twin Cities. That tied the 36-hole tournament record set by R.W. Eaks in 2008. The winning score has been at least 15 under in each of the past seven years, including two totals of better than 20 under.

Perry birdied the par-3 17th and was on the green on the par-5 18th when play was stopped for the ...

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Categories: Kenny Perry, Champions, 2014
Alistair Tait
Bernhard Langer during his 2014 Senior British Open victory at Royal Porthcawl in Wales.
Bernhard Langer during his 2014 Senior British Open victory at Royal Porthcawl in Wales.

PORTHCAWL, Wales – The final round of the Senior Open was nothing more than a procession, another lap of honor for a tournament Bernhard Langer won after 36 holes.

Langer won his second senior Open Championship and fourth senior major by a landslide. The German returned a closing 4-under-par 67, the low round of the day, for an 18-under-par total of 266. He finished 13 strokes ahead of Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie to claim the $333,000 first place check.

Langer set a record for the largest winning margin on the Champions Tour, beating Hale Irwin’s 12-shot victory in the ...

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Bernhard Langer opened up an eight-shot lead after 54 holes at the Senior British Open.
Bernhard Langer opened up an eight-shot lead after 54 holes at the Senior British Open.

BRIDGEND, Wales — Bernhard Langer stretched his lead to eight strokes Saturday in the Senior British Open, shooting a 3-under 68 at Royal Porthcawl to reach 14-under 199.

The 56-year-old German matched the Champions Tour record for the largest 54-hole lead in a 72-hole event set by Jack Nicklaus in the 1991 Senior PGA. At 14 under, Langer also tied the tournament 54-hole record set by Carl Mason at 14-under 196 in 2003 at Turnberry.

After opening with rounds of 65 and 66 to open a seven-stroke lead, Langer had four birdies and a bogey in the round. He settled for ...

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Categories: Champions, 2014
Bernhard Langer shot a second-consecutive 65 to take a seven-shot lead at the British Senior.
Bernhard Langer shot a second-consecutive 65 to take a seven-shot lead at the British Senior.

BRIDGEND, Wales — Bernhard Langer has a seven-stroke cushion to take into the third round of the Senior British Open after shooting a 5-under 66 Friday to add to his opening 65.

The German is on 11-under 131 overall at a sunny Royal Porthcawl with Scotland's Colin Montgomerie and South African-based Englishman Chris Williams tied for second on 4-under 138.

Montgomerie shot 66 while Williams added a 70 to his opening 68.

Spaniard Pedro Linhart (69) was a further shot back in fourth, while Americans Bob Tway (73) and Tom Watson (66) shared fifth on 2-under 140.

Watson had a ...

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Categories: Champions, 2014
Bernhard Langer in action during the first round of the Senior Open Championship played at Royal Porthcawl.
Bernhard Langer in action during the first round of the Senior Open Championship played at Royal Porthcawl.

BRIDGEND, Wales — Bernhard Langer made a statement of intent when he opened with a 6-under 65 to take a two-stroke lead over American Bob Tway in the British Senior Open at a sweltering Royal Porthcawl on Thursday.

Langer, who threw away a two-stroke lead on the final hole at Royal Birkdale last year and then was beaten for the title in a playoff, was out in a best-of-the-day 31.

He birdied the third, fourth, sixth and eighth holes, and went 5 under when he birdied the long 13th. He dropped a shot at the 16th but then hit back immediately ...

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Categories: Champions, 2014