Jason and Bernhard Langer won the PNC Championship for the third time, while Bernhard has now won it five timeS

Langers fire amazing final round to win PNC Championship

Bernhard Langer and his 23-year-old son Jason carded a final round 59 to overcome a three-shot deficit to win the PNC Championship held at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Florida.

The 66-year-old two-time Masters champion and his son registered 13 birdies in the final round to shoot 25-under-par for the 36-hole event and finish two clear of Team Duval, with Team Singh – the defending champions – a further stroke back in third.

Langer won back-to-back editions of tournament – which is restricted to father/mother and child combinations – with his son Stefan in 2005 and 2006, before partnering Jason to victory in 2014 and 2019, with his latest success seeing him join Ray Floyd as the only other five-time winner of the event.

Langer said: “This tournament is always special, whether you win or not. They only take 20 teams, and there’s probably 25 on the waiting list that would love to be here, so it’s always wonderful to get an invitation to come and play here. I’ve got four kids and played with all four of them in this event, and we have a lot of wonderful memories.”

He added: “Watching Jason putt was unbelievable. The ball started on line every time. If it missed, that’s because I misread the green. Otherwise, he probably would have made them all.”

The Langers were 25 under par for 36 holes

Jason Langer, 25, who works as an investment banker in New York, added: “It was a ton of fun. I don’t get to play as much golf anymore, and I don’t get to see my parents quite as often I used to, so to come out here and be able to play golf with my dad, in such a great competition, on a really good golf course, is amazing.”

Team Goosen finished fourth on 21 under, while Tiger Woods and his 14-year-old son Charlie finished in a share of fifth place after shooting a second round 61. They finished alongside Team Lehman, Team Cink, Team Daly and overnight leaders Team Kuchar, who dropped back with a closing 68 on Sunday. The tournament follows a Texas Scramble pairs format, resulting in some very low scores across the week, including Matt Kuchar and his son combining to score a 57 in the first round.


Tiger Woods, who was playing in just his second event since withdrawing from the Masters in April, said: “It’s been nice to knock off a lot of rust and some of the doubt that I’ve had because, quite frankly, I haven’t hit a shot that counted in a long time. Having to post a score and hit shots on the right number, and hit shots with consequence, it’s been nice.

“To have both my kids out there the last two days [his daughter was caddying for Charlie] has been so special. For Charlie and I to have done this for four years in a row is amazing. It was also nice to catch up with the other players this week and see all their families.”

Tiger and Charlie Woods, playing in the PNC Championship for the fourth time, finished tied fifth