May 22, 2016

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Bernhard Langer ran away with the Regions Tradition on Sunday for his sixth senior major and 27th PGA Tour Champions title.

Langer birdied four of six holes starting on No. 12 to pull away for a six-stroke victory over Olin Browne. The 58-year-old German finished with a 5-under 67 at Greystone for a 17-under 271 total.

Langer matched Gary Player and Tom Watson with the third-most major championships on the 50-and-over-tour, behind Hale Irwin's seven and Jack Nicklaus's eight. The German opened the day with a four-stroke lead, lost a couple of strokes and closed emphatically with the birdie binge.

Browne made a 6-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a 67, offering a prophetic prediction that ''nobody's running down Bernhard.'' Tommy Armour III, Joey Sindelar and Kirk Triplett finished at 10 under.

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