Langer coasts to victory in Senior Players Championship

BELMONT, Mass. (AP) Bernhard Langer has won the Senior Players Championship for the second year in a row. It's his fifth major on the Champions Tour.

The two-time Masters winner shot a 3-under-par 68 in the final round on Sunday to finish at minus-19. That's six strokes ahead of Kirk Triplett, who shot 64 to vault into second place at minus-13.

Langer is the first golfer to win the tournament in back-to-back years since Arnold Palmer 30 years ago. The 57-year-old German earned his 24th victory on the Champions Tour, tying him with Miller Barber for fourth all-time.

Langer opened with two 65s in a row, then shot 67 in the third round on Saturday to improve to 16-under. Russ Cochran opened the day eight strokes back in second place and shot 69 to tie for third with Joe Durant and Colin Montgomerie.

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