Langers Top Floyds for FatherSon Title


ORLANDO, Fla. -- Bernhard Langer paired with his son, Stefan, to fire an 11-under 61 on Sunday and win the Father/Son Challenge. The Langers finished at 24-under-par 120.
Raymond and Robert Floyd, who won this event twice, ended one stroke back at minus-23 after an 11-under 61 in the final round.
Five teams, including Hale and Steve Irwin, the 2003 winners, shared third place at 22-under-par 122. The Irwins posted a final-round 62. They were joined there by Wesley and Jerry Pate (61), John II and Johnny Miller (60), Mark O'Meara with son Shaun (61) and Vijay Singh, playing with his son Qass (62).
Larry Nelson and son Josh, the 2004 winners, posted an 8-under 64 to finish at 19-under-par 125.
Stefan Langer rolled in a short birdie putt on the fourth. The 15-year-old made another birdie from inside 7 feet at the eighth, before his father ran in a birdie effort at nine.
Bernhard drained a long birdie try on No. 11. He then sank a 4-foot birdie putt on the 12th to tie for the lead at 20 under. Later, they combined to two-putt for birdie at the last for the win.
'We just tried to stay in front all day,' said Bernhard Langer. 'I didn't want to have to do my heroics to win. We knew we needed to make a birdie on the final hole. Stefan hit the best 3-wood he's hit all week (at the last). He's hit a couple shots under pressure, but that one was pretty good. I was very proud of him.'
Jack Nicklaus and son Jack II jumped into a tie for ninth place at 17-under-par 127 after shooting 60 on Sunday. They were joined there by two teams, the Stranges, Curtis and Tom, as well as Davis Love III with son Dru. Those two teams shot 65 in the final round.
Tom Kite, with his son David, posted a 62 Sunday to end at 16-under-par 128. Lanny and Travis Wadkins tied them there with a 66.
Craig Stadler, joined by his son Chris, carded a 12-under-par 132 after a 65. They finished alongside Arnold Palmer and his grandson Sam Saunders, who shot a 68.
Bob and David Charles ended at 11-under-par 133, while the Trevinos, Lee and Daniel, came in at minus-8.
Fuzzy Zoeller, playing with daughter Gretchen, closed with a 66 to finish at 7-under-par 137. Gretchen, who plays golf at the College of Charleston, was the first female to play in this event.
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