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Niemann wins at Riviera, Langer breaks his own Champ age record

Joaquinn Niemann was able to overcome some nerves at Riviera and finished a great week Sunday with an even-par 72 to become the first winner wire-to-wire of the Genesis Invitational for 53 years.

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Niemann wins at Riviera, Langer breaks his own Champ age record

Niemann was trailing by three shots. He made a seven-foot birdie on hole 8. Cameron Young, a rookie to the PGA Tour, made bogey.

Chile's 23-year old youngster chipped in on the par-5 11th for an eagle to extend his lead to five. He won by two shots over British Open champion Collin Morikawa (65) as well as Young (16), whose last hope ended with a bogey at the bunker on 16th. Young shot 70.

Niemann missed the chance to break the oldest tournament scoring records on the PGA Tour. Niemann was 19-under 265 and one less than Lanny Watkins in 1985. Niemann had two bogeys on his back nine.

Morikawa hit an eagle chip at the famous and easily reachable 10th hole. Two late birdies allowed him to have a chance. In his attempt to win the tournament and become No.1, he missed a 10-footer at the 18th. He is currently ranked No. 1 in the world.

Niemann won his second PGA Tour title with $2.16 million. Niemann opened with a pair 63s, and he set or matched every day a tournament scoring record.

PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS

NAPLES (AP) -- Bernhard Langer, already the oldest winner of PGA Tour Champions history, won a wire to wire victory for his fourth Chubb Classic title.

Langer won at 64, 5 months and 23 days. This brought his win total to 43 on 50-and-over tours. He is two behind Hale Irwin, which makes it the record for most wins. It was Langer's 16th consecutive season. In October, Langer became the oldest tour winner at the Dominion Energy Charity Classic.

Langer finished with a second consecutive 4-under 68. He birdied the par-5 18th hole on Tiburon Golf Club’s Black Course for the third straight day to reach 16-under 200. After a two-stroke lead in the final round, Langer beat Tim Petrovic by three shots.

Langer opened Thursday with a 64, shooting his age. The two-time Masters champion shot a 64 in the final round. He was 4 for 4 on par 5s and had two bogeys.

Langer won the event at The Quarry in 2011, 2013 and 2016, respectively, and at TwinEagles in 2016. The event was won by Irwin three times.

Petrovic was third with a 69. Retief Goosen came in third at 12 below after scoring a 70. Brian Gay finished fourth at 10 under after a 70.

KORN FERRY TOUR

LAKEWOOD RANCH (FL.) -- Byeong Hun An won The LECOM Suncoast Classic, his first Korn Ferry Tour title. He shot a 2-under 69 to win the event by one stroke over four other players.

An was making his seventh tour debut. South Korean 30-year-old An bogeyed the last hole to finish at 17 under 267 at Lakewood National. He was the 2009 U.S. Champion. He was a 17-year-old amateur champion and won the 2015 BMW PGA Championship on European Tour. This was his largest professional win.

Seonghyeon (66), Scott Harrington (67) and Ben Griffin (70), tied for second. MJ Daffue (71) was also tied for second.

OTHER TOURS

Hannah Green, a former Women's PGA champion, became the first woman ever to win a mixed-gender tournament over 72 holes. She finished with a 5-under 66 and won the TPS Murray River on PGA Tour of Australasia by four shots. Green, fresh from a win in the Vic Open last weekend, made a chip for eagle at the par-5 10th to take control at Cobram Barooga. For a four-shot victory over amateur Hayden Hopewell (65) or Andrew Evans (70), Green finished at 20-under-264. This tournament is part Australia's "Players Series", which allows men and women to play together using an adjusted set of golf tees. In 2019, Green won the Women's PGA in Hazeltine. ... JC Ritchie, South Africa, made a 30-foot putt for a 4-under 68 to win the Women's PGA at Hazeltine in 2019. Ritchie won back to back on the event co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour, the European Challenge Tour, for his second win this year. Christopher Mivis from Belgium finished second at Royal Cape with a score of 66. ... Matt Ryan won PGA Tour Latinoamerica's Estrella Del Mar Open in Maxatlan (Mexico). He finished at 23 under with a 6-under-66, three strokes better than fellow American Mitchell Meissner (65) or Chile's Cristobal de Solar (67).

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