Southport, England (Sports Network) - Mark Wiebe parred the fifth playoff hole
on Monday to defeat Bernhard Langer and capture his first major victory at the
Senior British Open.
Langer, the 2010 champion, double bogeyed his final hole on Sunday to fall
into a tie with Wiebe at 9-under-par 271, and the duo traded pars on two
playoff holes Sunday evening before play was suspended for darkness.
They returned to Royal Birkdale Golf Club Monday morning and they each parred
the third playoff hole when play resumed before splitting bogeys on the
fourth, leading to Wiebe's deciding par on the fifth extra hole when Langer
failed to get up and down for par out of a greenside bunker.
Wiebe claimed his fourth career victory on the Champions Tour and his first
since the 2011 Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn.
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