Golf Digest editors picks
Allianz Championship

Langer Wins In Playoff

Bernhard Langer holed a bunker shot for eagle on the first playoff hole to defeat John Cook

Bernhard Langer

Langer picked up his ninth career Champions Tour title.

February 21, 2010

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Bernhard Langer knocked in a bunker shot for eagle on the first playoff hole to beat John Cook for the Allianz Championship title on Sunday.

Langer and Cook were tied at 17-under 199 when they headed to a sudden death playoff on No. 18. Cook missed an eagle chance when his putt rolled past the hole on the Old Course at Broken Sound.

Langer won $255,500 for his ninth career Champions Tour title.

"First of all, I didn't want to make it that exciting," he said. "I'm emotional because I did it at home in front of a home crowd, family and friends."

Langer, who lives in Boca Raton, finished third in the event last year.

Langer and Cook both shot a 5-under 67 in the final round. Joey Sindelar was one stroke back at 16-under 200, while Gene Jones finished at 15 under.

Langer was leading before he missed a 4-foot putt for par on No. 17. But he bounced back with a birdie on the par-5 finishing hole to tie clubhouse leader Cook, recovering after his tee shot landed in a bed of crushed shells.

Around The Web
Subscribe to Golf Digest
Subscribe today