Bernhard Langer wins third consecutive Charles Schwab Cup as Goydos earns 2nd victory

Bernhard Langer won his fourth Charles Schwab Cup on Sunday.

Bernhard Langer wins third consecutive Charles Schwab Cup as Goydos earns 2nd victory

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Bernhard Langer wins third consecutive Charles Schwab Cup as Goydos earns 2nd victory

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Bernhard Langer finishes a PGA Tour Champions season as No. 1. We know, shocker.

For the third consecutive year, Langer won the season-long Charles Schwab Cup, placing second at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship (the tour’s 2016 finale) on Sunday to secure it once again.

Adding on his 2010 crown, Langer, 59, has now won the Schwab Cup four times. However, this is his first one with the Schwab Cup playoffs, as this is the first year the tour has moved to the three-tournament postseason format to end the season.

The tournament title went to Paul Goydos, who captured the win by two shots thanks to a closing 4-under 66 for a 15-under total. The victory was Goydos’ second of the season and jumped him from 24th to third in the final Schwab Cup standings.

While Goydos essentially secured the title after a birdie on 15 at Desert Mountain Club’s Cochise Course, the chase for the Schwab Cup crown appeared it might go all the way down the wire at the beginning of the day in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Colin Montgomerie, third in the standings coming into the tournament, actually started the round second on the leaderboard, with Langer third. If those results held Sunday, the duo would have been tied at the top of the Schwab Cup standings, necessitating a playoff for it all.

But even though Langer, who entered the event No. 1 in the standings, withdrew two weeks ago from the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs opener at the PowerShares QQQ Championship due to a left knee injury, the German found the energy to close in 64 to secure his third consecutive Cup. With the win, Langer earns a $1 million annuity.

Overall, the 59-year-old won four times on the season and boasts 29 career victories on the circuit.

Colin Montgomerie posted 68 to finish third at 11 under. For the third consecutive year, he finished second to Langer in the Schwab Cup race.

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