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Bernhard Langer dominates U.S. Senior Open in record-setting performance

By- USA NATIONAL POST

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Bernhard Langer broke the record for most victories on the PGA Tour Champions on Sunday at SentryWorld by winning the U.S. Senior Open.

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With victory No. 46, the German legend broke a tie with Hale Irwin for the most victories, raising his record as the oldest winner on the 50 and over circuit to 65 years, 10 months, 5 days.

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"I think I have good genes," added Langer, whose mother will turn 100 on August 4. I'm hoping to live for a few more years.

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Langer was the only player to break par for the week, finishing at 7-under 277. 

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At 57 years, 11 months, and 14 days old, he broke Allen Doyle's tournament age record from Prairie Dunes in 2006.

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Langer, who played the opening two rounds in a pairing with Goosen, gave up distance for accuracy in order to avoid the rough.

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I believe that is one of the reasons I performed so well. I didn't typically hit it in the rough, Langer admitted.