The Senior Open R4

Langer wins record fourth Senior Open Presented by Rolex

July 25-28
Royal Lytham & St. Annes, Lytham, England
$2,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3


Bernhard Langer continued his historic dominance of over-50s golf by winning The Senior Open Presented by Rolex for a record fourth time.

The Senior Open R4 - Langer wins record fourth Senior Open Presented by Rolex
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“It’s always special to walk down 18 in a Major, but especially over here,” he said. “The people are so knowledgeable about golf, and it’s tremendous how they even came out in these conditions and cheered us on in the rain.

“It feels very special, whether it’s The Open or The Senior Open, to walk down 18 is always a wonderful feeling.”

The German set a new benchmark for Senior Major Championship victories—with ten—when he last won The Senior Open in 2017 at Royal Porthcawl, and with his win at Royal Lytham & St Annes he became the oldest Senior Open champion as he collected his 11th Senior Major and his 41st professional title since turning 50.


“Now having won 11 Senior Majors, it means a great deal. Nobody has won more than nine if I’m correct, not even the great Jack Nicklaus or Gary Player or Tom Watson who retired from this championship today.

“There’s a lot of great players who have played this game and have played Majors, and I’ve been blessed to have won more than any of them.”

Despite heavy rainfall, which suspended play for over five and a half hours on the final day and then returned for the final nine holes of the championship, Langer remained unphased, putting on a masterclass as he took control of the tournament with back-to-back birdies on the inward nine, ultimately carding a four under par 66 to turn a three shot deficit into a two shot victory from 2016 Champion Paul Broadhurst.

The final round of The Senior Open will also be remembered as Tom Watson’s farewell to competitive links golf. The five-time Champion Golfer of the Year and three-time Senior Open winner announced after his third round that he would be bowing out at the conclusion of his 18 th Senior Open appearance.

“The crowds on 18 were very warm and appreciative,” Watson said. “The crowd that ended at the ninth hole, which was the farthest point on the golf course, that went all the way out there to watch my final hole, that was very, very special.


“There will be other people who will take the reins and they will do what I did. Life is full of passages, and I’ve passed through my career here, starting in 1975 to here in 2019. It’s amazing.

“I’ll always respect the way the game is played over here. The game of golf is played here with a passion, unequalled, and it’s part of the fabric of life that people have when they play golf here in the U.K. That’s what I’ve always appreciated.”

The American never missed a cut in The Senior Open and remains one of only three men—along with Gary Player and Bob Charles—to win both The Open and The Senior Open. He bows out being considered by many to be the greatest links golfer of all time.

Europe’s only Senior Major will head to Sunningdale Golf Club near London, England when The Senior Open Presented by Rolex returns in 2020.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Prize Money
1
LANGER Bernhard
GER
-6
71
67
70
66
274
€ 281,632
2
BROADHURST Paul
ENG
-4
67
71
67
71
276
€ 187,788
3
GOOSEN Retief
RSA
-3
70
67
74
66
277
€ 95,086
3
PETROVIC Tim
USA
-3
74
68
67
68
277
€ 95,086
5
BARRON Doug
USA
-2
69
69
73
67
278
€ 65,370
5
MCKENZIE David
AUS
-2
70
70
68
70
278
€ 65,370
7
AUSTIN Woody
USA
-1
68
70
68
73
279
€ 43,577
7
FROST David
RSA
-1
72
67
73
67
279
€ 43,577
7
SHORT JR Wes
USA
-1
67
67
73
72
279
€ 43,577
10
CHAPMAN Roger
ENG
0
70
68
73
69
280
€ 28,601
10
CLARKE Darren
NIR
0
68
68
73
71
280
€ 28,601
10
DUKE Ken
USA
0
68
69
70
73
280
€ 28,601
10
ESTES Bob
USA
0
70
71
74
65
280
€ 28,601
10
JIMÉNEZ Miguel Ángel
ESP
0
71
68
74
67
280
€ 28,601
10
LEVET Thomas
FRA
0
74
68
71
67
280
€ 28,601
16
LAWRIE Paul
SCO
1
70
69
72
70
281
€ 23,179
16
MARTIN Miguel Angel
ESP
1
70
75
70
66
281
€ 23,179
18
BRYANT Bart
USA
2
69
68
73
72
282
€ 20,228
18
DODD Stephen
WAL
2
71
68
69
74
282
€ 20,228
18
LEANEY Stephen
AUS
2
73
66
73
70
282
€ 20,228
18
MCNULTY Mark
IRL
2
73
67
73
69
282
€ 20,228
18
MOLINA Mauricio
ARG
2
72
69
69
72
282
€ 20,228
18
MONTGOMERIE Colin
SCO
2
68
70
73
71
282
€ 20,228
24
ANDRADE Billy
USA
3
73
71
72
67
283
€ 17,059
24
ATLEVI Magnus P
SWE
3
68
73
70
72
283
€ 17,059
24
EALES Paul
ENG
3
74
69
66
74
283
€ 17,059
24
OLSEN Dan
USA
3
70
72
70
71
283
€ 17,059
24
PAREL Scott
USA
3
67
71
76
69
283
€ 17,059
29
AMES Stephen
CAN
4
74
69
71
70
284
€ 13,961
29
DUNLAP Scott
USA
4
67
68
75
74
284
€ 13,961
29
GILLIS Tom
USA
4
68
73
73
70
284
€ 13,961
29
KELLY Jerry
USA
4
73
66
71
74
284
€ 13,961
29
MAYFAIR Billy
USA
4
73
69
72
70
284
€ 13,961
29
SANDELIN Jarmo
SWE
4
70
75
69
70
284
€ 13,961
29
WIRATCHANT Thaworn
THA
4
74
71
69
70
284
€ 13,961
36
HART Dudley
USA
5
74
69
72
70
285
€ 11,483
36
LEHMAN Tom
USA
5
70
70
74
71
285
€ 11,483
36
PRICE Phillip
WAL
5
71
67
70
77
285
€ 11,483
36
SLUMAN Jeff
USA
5
73
70
70
72
285
€ 11,483
36
TOLEDO Esteban
MEX
5
71
70
74
70
285
€ 11,483
36
WOOSNAM Ian
WAL
5
72
72
69
72
285
€ 11,483
42
DIMARCO Chris
USA
6
76
66
74
70
286
€ 9,867
42
OKUDA Seiki
JPN
6
72
72
69
73
286
€ 9,867
42
REMESY Jean-François
FRA
6
74
68
77
67
286
€ 9,867
42
SCOTT Peter
ENG
6
70
75
72
69
286
€ 9,867
46
ARCHBOLD Paul
AUS
7
70
70
75
72
287
€ 7,007
46
BAKER Peter
ENG
7
69
73
71
74
287
€ 7,007
46
DENNIS Clark
USA
7
72
69
77
69
287
€ 7,007
46
DURANT Joe
USA
7
73
71
71
72
287
€ 7,007
46
EDLUND Dennis
SWE
7
73
70
71
73
287
€ 7,007
46
FUNK Fred
USA
7
69
72
72
74
287
€ 7,007
46
KINGSTON James
RSA
7
75
70
71
71
287
€ 7,007
46
LANE Barry
ENG
7
73
69
74
71
287
€ 7,007
46
MARKSAENG Prayad
THA
7
72
73
69
73
287
€ 7,007
46
MCGINLEY Paul
IRL
7
73
69
72
73
287
€ 7,007
46
ORR Gary
SCO
7
74
70
76
67
287
€ 7,007
46
PRIDE Dicky
USA
7
71
68
74
74
287
€ 7,007
46
STREETER Paul
ENG
7
72
71
72
72
287
€ 7,007
46
WOLSTENHOLME Gary
ENG
7
74
69
73
71
287
€ 7,007
60
BROWN Simon P
ENG
8
71
70
74
73
288
€ 4,569
60
COUPLES Fred
USA
8
73
67
75
73
288
€ 4,569
60
MICHEEL Shaun
USA
8
71
72
67
78
288
€ 4,569
60
PERNICE Tom
USA
8
73
71
70
74
288
€ 4,569
64
DAY Glen
USA
9
72
69
75
73
289
€ 3,933
64
GILBERT Gibby
USA
9
72
71
74
72
289
€ 3,933
64
WATSON Tom
USA
9
74
70
72
73
289
€ 3,933
67
CLARK II Michael
USA
10
74
69
75
72
290
€ 3,432
67
FOWLER Peter
AUS
10
72
70
77
71
290
€ 3,432
67
SPENCE Jamie
ENG
10
71
73
76
70
290
€ 3,432
70
HENDERSHOTT Dennis
CAN
11
71
74
71
75
291
€ 3,069
70
O’MALLEY Peter
AUS
11
72
70
74
75
291
€ 3,069
72
MORLAND IV David
CAN
12
71
70
77
74
292
€ 2,867
73
ELLIOTT (AM) Gene
USA
13
75
68
76
74
293
€ 0
73
GILFORD David
ENG
13
73
72
73
75
293
€ 2,666
73
OLDCORN Andrew
SCO
13
74
71
71
77
293
€ 2,666
76
KELBRICK (AM) Steven
ENG
17
76
69
78
74
297
€ 0
76
TANIGAWA Ken
USA
17
74
71
71
81
297
€ 2,464
78
BOSSERT André
SUI
18
72
67
78
81
298
€ 2,330
79
GOODES Mike
USA
19
74
71
77
77
299
€ 2,128
79
MAY Bob
USA
19
72
72
78
77
299
€ 2,128
81
CAMPBELL Michael
NZL
6
71
75
0
0
146
€ 1,792
81
FISH Richard
ENG
6
74
72
0
0
146
€ 1,792
81
FOSTER (AM) Trevor A
ENG
6
74
72
0
0
146
€ 0
81
LYLE Sandy
SCO
6
73
73
0
0
146
€ 1,792
81
SHACKLADY David
ENG
6
72
74
0
0
146
€ 1,792
81
TAYLOR Ian
ENG
6
76
70
0
0
146
€ 1,792
81
TURNER Greg
NZL
6
73
73
0
0
146
€ 1,792
81
WILLIAMS Chris
RSA
6
73
73
0
0
146
€ 1,792
89
BOROS Guy
USA
7
74
73
0
0
147
€ 1,516
89
CRERAR Andrew
SCO
7
73
74
0
0
147
€ 1,516
89
EVANS Gary
ENG
7
76
71
0
0
147
€ 1,516
89
LUNA Santiago
ESP
7
74
73
0
0
147
€ 1,516
89
OLAZÁBAL José María
ESP
7
73
74
0
0
147
€ 1,516
89
PATE Jerry
USA
7
73
74
0
0
147
€ 1,516
89
ROBB Nicholas
AUS
7
75
72
0
0
147
€ 1,516
89
WADE John
AUS
7
77
70
0
0
147
€ 1,516
97
FLEMING Tim
USA
8
77
71
0
0
148
€ 1,425
97
JAMES Mark
ENG
8
77
71
0
0
148
€ 1,425
97
JONES Kent
USA
8
78
70
0
0
148
€ 1,425
97
NICKLAUS Gary
USA
8
76
72
0
0
148
€ 1,425
97
SMYTH Des
IRL
8
75
73
0
0
148
€ 1,425
102
BOWDEN Craig
USA
9
77
72
0
0
149
€ 1,425
102
MIZE Larry
USA
9
73
76
0
0
149
€ 1,425
102
STEVENSON Mark
ENG
9
73
76
0
0
149
€ 1,425
102
SUZUKI Toru
JPN
9
78
71
0
0
149
€ 1,425
102
TENBROECK Lance
USA
9
78
71
0
0
149
€ 1,425
102
TERANISHI Akira
JPN
9
72
77
0
0
149
€ 1,425
102
WESSELINGH Paul
ENG
9
74
75
0
0
149
€ 1,425
109
CAMERON Bob
ENG
10
74
76
0
0
150
€ 1,254
109
CHAMBLEE Brandel
USA
10
76
74
0
0
150
€ 1,254
109
KAMI Kumar
NEP
10
71
79
0
0
150
€ 1,254
109
NILSSON Yngve
SWE
10
76
74
0
0
150
€ 1,254
113
BRIER Markus
AUT
11
76
75
0
0
151
€ 1,084
113
COCERES José
ARG
11
75
76
0
0
151
€ 1,084
113
GOLDING Philip
ENG
11
74
77
0
0
151
€ 1,084
113
GOMEZ Rafael
ARG
11
75
76
0
0
151
€ 1,084
113
MCWILLIAMS (AM) Robby
USA
11
74
77
0
0
151
€ 0
113
MILLS David
ENG
11
77
74
0
0
151
€ 1,084
113
MONASTERIO Cesar
ARG
11
77
74
0
0
151
€ 1,084
113
SABARROS Roger
FRA
11
75
76
0
0
151
€ 1,084
121
CASADO Victor
ESP
12
75
77
0
0
152
€ 1,084
121
COCHRAN Russ
USA
12
76
76
0
0
152
€ 1,084
121
FARRY Marc
FRA
12
77
75
0
0
152
€ 1,084
124
JAMES Bret
USA
13
72
81
0
0
153
€ 1,084
125
COOPER Brian
USA
14
78
76
0
0
154
€ 1,084
125
SANSOME (AM) Steve
ENG
14
79
75
0
0
154
€ 0
127
CARRILES José Manuel
ESP
15
77
78
0
0
155
€ 1,047
127
CROWTHER (AM) Ian
ENG
15
78
77
0
0
155
€ 0
127
RICHARDSON Steven
ENG
15
74
81
0
0
155
€ 1,047
127
ROCCA Costantino
ITA
15
77
78
0
0
155
€ 1,047
127
SIMPSON Scott
USA
15
78
77
0
0
155
€ 1,047
127
THELEN Tim
USA
15
77
78
0
0
155
€ 1,047
133
AFFLECK Paul
WAL
16
78
78
0
0
156
€ 896
133
LACY (AM) Garry
ENG
16
79
77
0
0
156
€ 0
135
LEET David
ENG
17
77
80
0
0
157
€ 896
135
MITCHELL Peter
ENG
17
78
79
0
0
157
€ 896
137
FARR Graham
WAL
18
80
78
0
0
158
€ 896
138
WIEDERKEHR Robert
SUI
19
79
80
0
0
159
€ 896
139
FRANCIS (AM) Andrew
ENG
20
80
80
0
0
160
€ 0
140
GEORGE Andrew
ENG
21
83
78
0
0
161
€ 896
140
OAKLEY Pete
USA
21
79
82
0
0
161
€ 896
140
SWEET Nigel
ENG
21
83
78
0
0
161
€ 896
143
CHARLTON Darren
ENG
23
84
79
0
0
163
€ 896
144
NICHOLAS Geoffrey
AUS
34
88
86
0
0
174
€ 896