Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Bernhard Langer   (Getty Images)
Bernhard Langer (Getty Images)

Bernhard Langer's runaway victory in The Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex was described  as 'one of the great golfing performances by second-placed Colin Montgomerie. We look at some of the new records he set.

 

  • His 13 stroke winning margin is the largest in the history of The Senior Open Championship presented by Rolex. This beats the previous record of seven by Bob Charles in 1989.

  

  • His 13 stroke winning margin is the largest in the history of Senior Major Championship golf. This beats the 12 by Hale Irwin at the 1997 US Senior PGA Championship.

  

  • His 13 stroke winning margin is the second equal largest in Major Championship history, in regular or senior. Tiger Woods won the US Open Championship by 15 in 2000 and Old Tom Morris won The Open Championship by 13 in 1862.

 

  • His 13 stroke winning margin is the largest in European Senior Tour history. This beats the previous record of 11 by Boonchu Ruangkit at the 2010 Chang Thailand Senior Masters presented by ISPS in 2010.

  

  • His 13 stroke winning margin is the largest victory margin in European Senior Tour history for a 72 hole event. This breaks the previous best of ten by Seiji Ebihara at the 2002 De Vere PGA Seniors Championship.

 

  • His 13 stroke winning margin is the second equal largest across any of the three Tours. The largest is 15 by Tiger Woods (2000 US Open Championship), Ernie Els won by 13 at the 2005 BMW Asian Open.

 

  • His 13 stroke victory is the second largest of his career. He won the 1979 Cacharel Under 25 Championship by 17 strokes.

  

  • His 18 under par total is the the lowest winning total in relation to par in The Senior Open Championship presented by Rolex.

  

  • His first 54 hole total of 199 matches the lowest in European Senior Tour history for a 72 hole event. This equals that figure by Giuseppe Cali at the 2006 PGA Seniors Championship.

 

  • His eight shot, 54 hole lead is the largest in European Senior Tour history for a 72 hole event. This beats the six of Noboru Sugai in the 2002 Senior Open Championship.

 

  • His seven shot 36 hole lead is the largest in Senior Open Championship history.

 

  • His 65 equals the lowest start by a winner in Senior Open Championship history.

 

  • His six under par equals the lowest first round to par in Senior Open Championship history.

 

  • His 11 under par total for the opening 36 holes equals the lowest in Senior Open Championship history.

 

  • His 14 under par total for his opening 54 holes equals the lowest in Senior Open Championship history.

 

  • Is the third player to win the Senior Open Championship with all four rounds in the 60s.

 

  • Is the sixth player to win the Senior Open Championship with all four rounds under par.

 

  • Is the first player to win The Senior Open Championship in wire-to-wire fashion twice.

 

 

 

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