Big win for Langer in Senior Open

Bernhard Langer left his rivals trailing in his wake as he sailed to an incredible 13-stroke victory in the Senior Open Championship.

Rounds of 65, 66, 68 and 67 proved far too strong for anyone else to contend with at Royal Porthcawl in Bridgend, Wales, as Langer’s closing total of 18 under handed him his third Senior major title.

In doing so, the German posted the largest winning margin in the history of The Senior Open Championship, eclipsing Bob Charles’ seven-shot victory at Turnberry in 1989.

Colin Montgomerie finished in second place after a closing 69 saw him finish on five under.

American Tom Pernice Jr closed with a 69 to share third place on two under, 16 back, alongside Barry Lane and Rick Gibson.