Jack Nicklaus is the standard bearer for major championship excellence.
His 18 majors are unmatched.
He is also the standard bearer for senior major championships.
Now he has some company.
Golf’s most amazing 59-year-old was at it again at the Regions Tradition, the first major of the season for the over-50 set. It was 59-year-old Bernhard Langer winning for the second year in a row. In the process, he raised his senior major count to eight and stepped onto the podium with Nicklaus, owner of eight himself.
“Yeah, that’s pretty neat,” Langer said after he obliterated the competition Sunday in Birmingham with a final round 64 that left absolutely no question as to who is the best on the Champions Tour.
Langer’s final round got him to 20-under par, five shots better than co-runners-up Scott McCarron and Scott Parel.
“Not many people can say they match Jack Nicklaus in anything,” Langer said with a huge smile on his face. “To have won as many majors on this tour as he is outstanding, obviously, and a thrill for me.”
Langer ran his senior victory total to 31, second all-time behind Hale Irwin.