Bernhard Langer won the US Senior Open on Sunday at SentryWorld to break the PGA Tour Champions record for career wins.

Pushing his record as the oldest winner on the 50 & Over tour to 65 years, 10 months, 5 days, the German star broke a tie with Hale Irwin for the winning mark with the No. 46.

«I have my mother who is turning 100 on August 4, so I think I have good genes,» Langer said. «Hopefully, I’ll be around for a few more years.»

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Bernhard Langer of Germany poses with the Francis D. Ouimet Memorial Trophy after winning the US Senior Open Championship at SentryWorld on July 2, 2023 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. (Patricio McDermott/Getty Images)

Seven shots up on the back nine, Langer bogeyed the last three holes for 1-under 70 and a two-shot win over home state favorite Steve Stricker on the tree-lined course with thick rough.

«I never thought it would happen at a US Senior Open, but I’m very excited that the record 46 wins happened this week,» Langer said. «It’s certainly one of the best tournaments we’ve ever competed in, and to win this arena, where everyone was here, especially Stricker and (Jerry) Kelly in their stadiums, is a very special feeling.»

Langer finished at 7-under 277, with only eight players breaking par for the week. He broke the tournament age record set by Allen Doyle in 2006 at Prairie Dunes at 57 years, 11 months, and 14 days.

«There are a lot more aches and pains than 10 years ago,» Langer said. «I still enjoy the game. If I play like I did this week, I’ll keep playing. There was this weird week where I was like, ‘What were you doing here? Go home and play with the grandkids. ‘»

The two-time Masters champion has a record 13 wins since he turned 60 and ranks in the top five on the oldest winners list. He has multiple wins in 11 consecutive seasons and 14 overall.

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Bernhard Langer poses with the trophy

Bernhard Langer of Germany poses with the Francis D. Ouimet Memorial Trophy after winning the US Senior Open Championship at SentryWorld on July 2, 2023 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. (Patricio McDermott/Getty Images)

Also a winner of the 2010 US Senior Open in Sahalee, just outside Seattle, Langer extended his record for senior senior wins to 12. He won the Chubb Classic in Florida in February to tie Irwin.

Stricker, from Madison, 100 miles to the south, birdied three of the last five holes for a 69.

«I guess it gives all of us hope that we’re going to keep playing and we can keep playing as well as he has for so long,» Stricker said of Langer. «It’s really impressive. I knew I wasn’t going to back down today.»

Stricker won the first two senior majors of the year and took down his hometown Madison event three weeks ago for his fourth championship win of the season.

«It seemed like I had a poor nine holes there every day, and that ended up costing me the tournament,» Stricker said.

Kelly, also from Madison, was third at 4-under after 71.

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Bernhard Langer lines up the putt

Bernhard Langer of Germany lines up a putt on the 4th green during the final round of the US Senior Open Championship at SentryWorld on July 2, 2023 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. (Patricio McDermott/Getty Images)

«I was just too excited,» Kelly said. «I was trying to be cool and collected, but I was talking more than I had in the whole week. I was moving a little faster than I had in the whole week.»

Two shots ahead of Kelly entering the round, Langer birdied the first two holes for the second day in a row.

Langer added a birdie at No. 5, then rounded off a bogey at No. 6 with a birdie at No. 7. He opened the last nine holes with a birdie at 10, parried the next five and finished with all three. bogeys in a row.

«It wasn’t easy,» said Langer, who earned a spot at the US Open the next year in the No. 2 Pinehurst. «My age probably showed up towards the end.»

Brett Quigley (66) and Rob Labritz (69) tied for fourth at 2-under. Two-time US Open champion Retief Goosen (71), Steven Alker (65) and Dicky Pride (69) were all at 1 under par.

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Bernhard Langer shoots

Bernhard Langer of Germany plays from the fairway on the 10th hole during the final round of the US Senior Open Championship at SentryWorld on July 2, 2023 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. (Patricio McDermott/Getty Images)

«The rough was tough and for as many fairways as I missed, I think I got it right,» Goosen said. «It was like a cow eating cabbage all the time.»

Langer, matched with Goosen for the first two rounds, sacrificed distance for accuracy to stay out of the rough.

«I think that’s one of the reasons I did so well. I didn’t hit him very often,» Langer said. «Sometimes I hit a lot of 3-woods off the tees, but then I had to hit 3-woods on the green or a very long club. But I’d rather do that than hit the driver out of the rough.»