Bernhard Langer, of Germany, smiles as he walks up to the 9th green during the final round of the PGA Regions Tradition at the Greystone Golf & Country Club in Birmingham, Ala., Sunday, May 22, 2016. (Hal Yeager/AL.com via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
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June 10, 2016

FLOURTOWN, Pa. (AP) Two-time defending champion Bernhard Langer pulled within a stroke of leader Brandt Jobe on Friday in the Constellation Senior Players Championship.

Langer shot a 2-under 68 at windy Philadelphia Cricket Club in the third of the PGA Tour Champions' five major championships. Jobe topped the leaderboard at 2 under after his second straight 69.

Langer had three front-nine birdies to make the turn in 32, dropped a stroke on the par-4 10th and parred the final eight holes. The German star won in 2014 at Fox Chapel in Pittsburgh and last year at Belmont in Massachusetts. He won the Regions Tradition last month in Alabama for his sixth senior major and 27th career victory on the 50-and-over tour.

The 50-year-old Jobe is winless on the tour. He offset two early bogeys with bogeys on Nos. 6 and 8 and got to 2 under with a birdie on the par-5 15th.

Scott Dunlap had a 69 to match Langer at 1 under.

First-round leader Jay Don Blake (72) was even par with Wes Short Jr. (69) and Bart Bryant (71). Tom Byrum had a 67, the best score of the week, to join Woody Austin (70) at 1 over.

Vijay Singh followed his opening 69 with a 74 to drop to 3 over.

John Daly had his second straight 76. He's playing his fifth event since turning 50 in late April.

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